Electronics

Archive of The Laser Harp Pages

July 1, 2010

For many years Manuel Schulz maintained The Laser Harp Pages. This site was a major influence on me, and offered some wonderful technical information on how a laser harp could be constructed. In early in 2010 he decided to close the site. Later the same year he asked me if I would be interested in […]

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Source code for Twitter World Mood Light

June 25, 2010

I’ve been asked a couple of times for the source code to the World Mood Light I ported to use the WiShield. I put it all in a RAR archive file and you can download it here.

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Little Boots plays *big* Laser Harp at Coachella

April 21, 2010

Lightwave International rolled out the big guns for Little Boots at Coachella Music Festival 2010… They used the 46Watt RGB projector to give over 100W of luvly laser light ™ on stage. My laser harp was right in the mddle. (Yay!) Set your faces to stunned… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtN0SFihTac From the Lightwave International news page: “Lightwave International […]

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Box of Mystery…

March 27, 2010

I’ve just been doing some work on my box of mystery. It’s a PC in the middle but surrounded by 3 mystery components – would anyone like to have a guess what the extra bits do…?

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New Laser Harp pictures from the Little Boots LA gig

March 17, 2010

Wow – I’ve been working with lasershows.net to provide a dazzling performance for the Little Boots US tour – the photos from the LA gig at El Ray are just in, and the view from the lighting desk is truly spectacular… George (Mr Laser) Dodworth from lasershows.net provided some serious wattage (30 – count ‘em […]

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New PAIA 9700 modules released

March 16, 2010

Wow I knew these guys were working on “some add-ons” for the 9700, but they’ve just come out with a bumper crop… I think these modules just about cover all the limitations I found when using my 9700 – pretty cool. Click here for more info I think I’ll be getting the new noise source, […]

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How to sound like a Dalek

March 7, 2010

Or more precisely – how to build a ring mod and light flasher. [If you are wondering what a Dalek sounds like, take a look/listen here] The first step I took was to download the manual for the MoogerFooger and find out what all the knobs do. It looks to me like Nick Briggs uses […]

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Review of the Little Boots Gig (NYT)

March 4, 2010

This is a pretty cool review of Little Boots recent gig at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. “There’s not much you can say against the laser harp. At the Highline Ballroom on Tuesday night a beam of green light shot up from the floor, then fanned out into eight individual rays. The tiny […]

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PAIA 9700s Tuning “Visualizer”

February 16, 2010

The PAIA 9700s is a compact analog modular music synthesizer, available as a kit. It took me about 3 weeks to get everything constructed and installed in the case. After building the next task is to set the scale trimmers on both voltage controlled oscillators so that they stay in tune over the largest range […]

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Serial Port MIDI Relay

February 15, 2010

When it comes to creating MIDI controllers the Arduino is tough to beat. There’s a great development community out there and creating MIDI data is a breeze. What’s not so cool is that it’s very very difficult to send MIDI data over the standard USB serial port that is used to communicate with the Arduino. […]

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