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Discussion in 'General Advice' started by genericcomment, Jan 10, 2008.
Don't use your finger as a voltage tester and judge the voltage by how much it hurts.
I use my tongue as a go/no go tester for 9 Volt Batteries.
No, Never. I get someone else to stick their finger in the light socket then I can judge the voltage by the amount of smoke comming out of their ears.
Oh and you can tell whether it's AC or DC by whether or not they are shaking, as the smoke comes out of their ears.
This is common practice for the freshman techs at my high school. It's about as close to hazing as we can get. Well, except for that one kid who really enjoyed it. I think he's still in the back-room with a shows worth of 1/2 full batteries....
I found a much more entertaining use for half dead 9v batteries. I was bored during a show so we connected a bunch of 9 volts together and made a battery powered stick welder. It was not very efficient, but it worked. The oddest thing about the experience was that we could only daisy chain 9v until we got to 150v once we hit 150v if you connected one more battery we got no voltage, we were miffed by that. So we wired a bunch of 150v daisy chains in parallel and connected a welding electrode and away we went. It also could light a source 4 and you could get an arc to jump between two people!
Stick two nine volts together via the locking terminals. It's more fun.
Er, did you pay attention to that sweet little voice that said:
SM: Standby Lights 5, give me a complete on cue, please.
SM: Lights, GO.
SM: Uh, Lights, can you acknowledge the complete, please?
Sound OP: Alex had a 9V battery accident! Do we have a defibrillator?!
Actually, it was a show that I was not board op for. I was just supposed to sit back stage, change a couple gels at intermission, and then sit around some more. I had lots of free time!
Manual color changes...?! Awesome!
I'd want to go, and get paid, but somehow replace myself with like a color boomerang, to make my life easier (if these are boom positions backstage).
Haven't seen a remote color boomerang since the CCT Coloursette in the early '80s. Only held four frames, but the advantage was one could subtractively mix them. Since the advent of the GAM ColorMax, and later ColorWiz, scrollers have dominated.
You don't need a defib, you just need the 9v's he daisy chained
electric heater in my pocket set on kill. It actually burned a small hole in the pocket before putting itself out in my flesh. Boy did I ever have some amazing dance moves that day.
Speaking of defib, anyone else get CPR/AED & First Aid training? I got it from the American Red Cross. The process was quite painless, a lot of the stuff was totally obvious, but there was also some useful information. I can't remember what the course costs, but I did it in one day, something like 7 hours or so. Definitely some useful training to have.
Also, according to the comic Pickles a couple years ago, every year 9 people die from testing a 9v on their tongue. It's up on my wall.
That would be what makes it fun, duh!
Indeed, and it is quite spectacular when they blow up as you are trying to weld with them as the power source!
I have, though I need to recertify some: WSI, Lifeguarding, CPR/PR, AED, and Lifeguard Instructor.
CPR and general workplace first aid plus an asthma first aid certificate. That took an hour.
I'm not sure about those standards over in Oz.
Seriously though, I did spend awhile with the dummy, not to mention the video scenarios / reading / theory.
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