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This little firing board above is designed to be a basic firing device for consumer fireworks. It allows the user to fire the fireworks remotely, thereby mitigating the risk of possible injury.
You can use it from a few feet away to 75 feet away, but remember, if you use it at a range less than the recommended safety distance the user must retire to a safe place.
Lets start at the clips. The clips are based on the original patented launch kontrol clips, but have been updated, they require less power to fire, and are more reliable than any non PCB based copy.
The guys at Launch Kontrol have added a fixed hinge for strength, furthermore they have decided to make the cable re-usable year after year. The connections are all gold-plated so the risk of corrosion has been massively reduced.
All you have to do is simply clip them onto the visco safety fuse. The extension cable which will set the range is based on a standard CAT5 off the shelf product but not suitable for copper coated aluminium or steel.
This provides 4 cues per board. The board has an arm button and 4 firing channels. Each board has an extension port to link an unlimited number of boards together. The cues and boards can be fired in any order.
Any board with a 9v battery can act as a master board or power re-enforcement by adding more batteries to fire simultaneous multiple cues.
All the units have been tested and the boards fired while submerged in water without any adverse effect.
Each starter box comes with 4 Pulse clips, link cable, 2m igniter connection cable with 4 connectors which plug into the top of the clip and a Cat 5 connector to extend the range.
Once the fireworks display has ended, you just clean the cables, remove the battery and store them for next time.
The only thing to be thrown away are the clips and the used fireworks.
We are still waiting for the prices to be confirmed. In the meantime what do you think? Would you buy one?
More pictures below.
When it was first televised in 2011, no-one knew that it was going to be a global hit and what a show it is. The plot lines are thick with intrigue and the line between the goodies and the baddies becomes ever more blurred as time goes by.
Here at Epic, we have watched every single episode and laughed, cheered and (in the case of Julie) cried at the trials and tribulations of all involved.
From the Lannister gentry at Kingslanding to the rather more hardcore Starks of Winterfell and the hard life of Daenerys Targaryen thrown to Khal Drogo who was lets face it a single step away from Neanderthal man, you cannot fail to be caught up in the day to day lives of these characters. I for one was absolutely gutted when Sean Bean (Eddard Stark) was killed off but the gauntlet has definitely been taken up by his children.
My favourite character is Tyrrean Lannister (played by the incomparable Peter Dinklage) who is nothing short of spectacular with his acerbic wit and more recently his softer more approachable side, particularly when it comes to dealing with Sansa Stark who is at the moment being passed round like a cheese board for everyone to have a nibble at.
We have seen dragons born and take their first kill, heads, legs and hands lopped off and more naked flesh than a Saturday night in Barnsley but none of this takes away from the fascination and sheer brilliance of Game of Thrones.
We have just passed the halfway point for this season and are already starting to look for when the fourth season will get under way.
Whilst we acknowledge that this is not a programme for everyone, it is fascinating and very different to the ‘cops and robbers’ or ‘sci-fi terra forming’ genre of most productions at the moment.
We have created our own ‘Iron Throne’ made up of our own epic fireworks – let us know what you think
Fireworks are enjoyed year-round by people, but can be a source of fear to many animals. This is not necessarily something which has to cause problems for the pet owner provided they take some precautions in respect to finding them somewhere they feel safe.
Ensuring that your pet has somewhere to hide and that more importantly they have access to this area at all times is imperative. Whilst this ‘Den’ could be a cupboard or under the kitchen table or bed, let the animal choose wherever possible and let them have their favourite toy or blanket too as this will add to the security. If you are going out to a display, just ensure that all curtains, blinds and doors to lessen the impact of the noise and lights.
Watch for signs of stress as dogs may tremble, pace, pant and become very needy for attention which could be completely out of character. Cats usually hide (sometimes in the most inappropriate place) but this is their coping strategy. Leave them alone with a means of escape of course provided that the hiding place will not add to the danger (cats have been known to hide behind fires, up chimney’s and under floor-boards).
If your display is going to be in your own garden area, you could consider going for quieter firework selections to lessen the impact and again, try to keep them inside and out of the way of the children and other visitors as animals can be very unpredictable when they are afraid.
There are also some natty devices and recommendations made from the RSPCA and associated animal charities which will be happy to offer full help and assistance to anyone who has an anxious pet.
Sounds scary – In the long-term, your dog needs to learn to be less afraid of noises and therefore may benefit from a treatment offered by the RSPCA called sounds scary. It’s a CD based therapy to lessen the impact of noise on animals as it incorporates the sounds of crowds, trains, planes, cars and much more. They recommend playing the CD on low to start with whilst you carry on with your normal chores around the home. It is best not to make a fuss even if your pet does react as they take their lead from your reaction. Daily, the volume should be increased until the dog barely acknowledges the noise any longer.
One of the most popular intervention therapy forms used is the DAP or Dog Appeasing Pheromone. This is a highly effective animal scent which humans cannot detect but is the same as the smell created by nursing dogs for their puppies and the plug in should be used 24-hours a day for 2-weeks before BFN.
There are of course some homeopathic remedies too and one of the most popular are the Bach Flower Remedies. They should be added to drinking water for a day or two before BFN for best effect – Contact your local Bach Remedy consultant for more details on which will best suit your needs for your pet. They can be used on all animals including dogs, cats and importantly horses and small animals too.
Finally, a product which we have discussed before – the Thundershirt. This brilliant product uses gentle, constant pressure to calm your dog, effectively aiding anxiety, fearfulness, barking and more with an 80% success rate. Costing around £30.00 for cats and dogs, it can also be used when visiting the Vet to lower anxiety. Details can again be found at most quality pet stores.
If you need help or advice on which of the Epic line are best suited to pet owners, please get in touch. Alternatively, there is some help and advice available to pet owners via the following link: http://www.dogsandfireworks.com/