Need a prop or costume to light up? Using wireless data? These are only a couple of the applications of low voltage power. Safe and portable, low voltage power is incredibly useful.
The ideas and techniques vary enough from 110v power that it is important to learn each its own right.
In this practical class, you’ll learn the basics of working with low voltage power. You will get hands-on time:
- Working with wire strippers and crimps for 18 - 22ga wire
- Learning to use a multimeter as a voltmeter, ammeter and continuity tester
- Learning basic circuiting ideas and practices
- Building circuits with switches and low-voltage lamps
- Working with different types of batteries and chargers
For your final project you’ll build an electrified prop that you’ll get to take home!
Please note: we will not be covering schematics, working with ethernet or phone cables, or the theory and science of electricity. This is a purely practical, technical class.
Guthrie Theater Light Lab
(in the Basement, enter via the Stage Door)
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Friday July 15th 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday July 16th 9:30am - 1:30pm
Andrew Sullivan, Guthrie Theater Master Electrician
Barry Browning, Lighting Designer and Master Electrician