MIDI and Music

March of the laser harps…!

June 2, 2008

I just found this clip on Youtube – awesome! It makes me really happy to see that someone has got the plans working – great stuff. 🙂

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Working with the Sharp GP2D12 (B-beam) controllers

May 29, 2008

I’ve been asked to write an article for Make magazine on MIDI controllers using lasers and light. It’s come at the right time, as I’ve been meaning to try out the Sharp GP2D12 sensors I bought from Trossen Robotics. Anyone that has played a Roland synthesizer with a D-Beam controller will recognise these immediately. They […]

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MakeTV footage

May 20, 2008

Last night we went shooting some footage for MakeTV and moved the harp to Anton Phibes’ secret underground lair..* This was the first time we’d had harp set up in a proper venue, and it looked pretty amazing. We also took along the my homemade display scanner for a bit more p’zazz. *Google:The Abominable Doctor […]

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More pictures from the Maker Faire

May 12, 2008

Skip Russell emailed me to send me this link to his pictures from the Maker Faire – great job, as the lasers are not easy to capture on camera… http://www.flickr.com/photos/skipr/tags/laserharp/ Looking at the EXIF data, it was 18mm, at 1/5s F3.5 – not sure about the ISO, but I should imagine it was set fairly […]

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Laser Harp – officially a hit…

May 5, 2008

Everyone loves the laser harp…

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Good Morning America

May 5, 2008

Good Morning America stopped by the booth to film the harp… Kudos for Pete for having his camera ready…

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Maker Faire 2008 – San Francisco

May 5, 2008

We just finished two intense days at the San Francisco Maker Faire. Had the harp set up in the Dark Room hall. By the end of the show Pete and I had just about worked out how to run the booth and drum up a crowd. Most people just loved to look at the harp, […]

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That laser beam thing at Sharper Image…

April 19, 2008

Some of you might have noticed that I received unsolicited comments in my YouTube channel regarding the laser harp that’s currently being sold at Sharper Image. If the over-zealous marketing team had actually approached me first then I might have been more inclined to work with them. But instead they left me with no choice […]

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WFYI Story

April 5, 2008

WFYI is the local PBS station here in Indianapolis. They ran a story on my laser harp project. If that’s not an example of how good lighting can make you lose 25lbs then I don’t know what is…

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LaserHarp Hero

April 5, 2008

Frets on Fire + GlovePIE + Laser Harp + uncoordinated doofus… They said “Do FREEBIRD!!!” …so I did. I’m sure I can sell Sharper Image on this one…

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