Lasers

Inexpensive XY laser display using speakers

March 20, 2011
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[This project was featured on instructables.] Building an XY laser display “scanner” using a couple of 80W speakers. I looked into doing something like this way back when I was developing the laser harp – but I came to the conclusion that it would not be accurate enough – turns out as I wrong. This […]

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…getting one million views on YouTube

March 19, 2011
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Yay! After 3 years of ‘tubing I finally watched the view counter on my Youtube channel account click past 1,000,000 views. Here’s the 5 most popular videos by subject… 1. The Laser Harp – got the lion’s share at 389,367 views 2. How the TARDIS really works – 23,317 views 3. Building a robotic Dalek […]

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Laser bounce mirrors on the cheap…

February 20, 2011

I was looking around for a way to quickly put together some adjustable bounce mirrors and came up with the following. I already had some 1″ square front surface mirrors, so I went out and bought some brass hinges and magnets from a local supermarket. Using pliers I pinched the hinges so that they no […]

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Official! Laser Harp #2 most badass musical instrument ever built…

January 29, 2011
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Bill Fredette – a fellow laser harp user – alerted me to this write-up on cracked.com… http://www.cracked.com/article_18980_the-5-most-badass-musical-instruments-ever-built.html “If you could kill Bond with your Nanoguitar pick, you’d use the Laser Harp you’d to wipe out the rest of MI6 in one hellish afternoon of fire, blood, and inappropriately mellow tunes.” Just getting in, in front […]

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Turning the Spyder Arctic III laser into something more useful

November 29, 2010
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I recently purchased a Spyder Arctic III 445nm Blue Laser from Wicked Lasers. It was always my intention to rebuild the diode in a more suitable enclosure with a driver so that it could be used for something a bit more useful than waving around like a Li[Shhh!!! – Don’t mention the ‘L’ word – […]

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The best ‘Rendezvous’ on the laser harp I’ve seen…

November 4, 2010
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Check out this amazing video of Rune Foshaug playing his laser harp live in his living room: I am a big fan of this guy – his music is great, and his synth programming is pretty awesome too. One of the problems with playing this piece is that there is very little tempo information in […]

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Rare behind-the-scenes look at Jarre’s latest laser harp

October 25, 2010
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As a follow-up to the recent information I got from Ryan – I just received an email from Johan Peters in Belgium: Hi, I read your page and noticed you didn’t have any info on the new laser harp which Jarre uses for his Europe tour (probably a tour in the US in 2011). The […]

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A closer look at the world’s most (insanely) powerful Laser Pointer

October 11, 2010
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I ordered a Wicked Lasers Spyder Arctic S3 back in June. It did take quite a while to ship – so if you order one, expect long delivery times. When I first read about them, I thought it was just over-enthusiastic marketing – a blue laser in the 1W range was difficult and expensive to […]

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Jarre 101010 Online concert – a bit of a review

October 10, 2010
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I managed to catch the online concert “live” from London (8pm UK time, 3pm my time) along with at least 5000 other people from around the world. What’s really nice about the ustream experience is they have live chat and a social network feed running alongside the playback – so people from around the world […]

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Information just in on Jarre’s latest Laser Harp

September 23, 2010
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Ryan Jarre Worsley [Is that his real name? - Ed] sent me the following message via Facebook: Just been reading you latest publish on your website, some very interesting pictures, information and a good detailed section about the history of the harp. I see you are a little stuck about the information of the current […]

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