Wife: “We should find a way to light up the little theater whitout setting curtains on fire, with something we can easily move, with some way to switch lights from behind the curtains…”
Axe: “Oh well, this weekend I’ll try to think something…”
…and here it is: 4 LED semi-spot for the stage, LED bars for the guests, single LEDs in the actor’s spaces in the backstage and a small remote control. All material can be stored in a metal case easily transportable. And almost of the materials is recycled: wood floor panels, Ikea led lamp holders, leftovers from my house wiring, and two lead acid batteries from an UPS.
Spot lamps and LED bars have magnetic hooks (dead hard disk magnets ;) ), so they can be attached to metal bars that makes the theater structure, and small leds for the backstage can be hung to the curtain fabric. I also provided for a car inverter connection, so we can power the audio player and speakers and be independent from an external power source.
The theater, with my lighting system, is dedicated to the performance “Burattinesque” by Manuela Tamietti.
Two notes: first of all, McGyver is an amateur ;) and… I hope that the acting company never needs to take a fly, because thist thing seems too much an explosive device to clean safely the airport security controls. :)
This is the performance promotional video: