Couple of weeks ago I presented my culmination project, framed laser harp, at New York City College of Technology. Work on it was so interesting for me, that I decided to share it here. I am an Arduino amateur and don’t have any professional experience in electrical engineering or programming. Neither am I a musician. Probably that’s why I had so much fun: when you are moving blindly, you can’t see the ground anyway:)
So, why laser harp? First of all, lasers are always cool. But laser beams making sounds were some kind of sorcery for me ever since I encountered a huge Arc Harp at Burning Man 2012. I was obsessed with the idea of making my own laser instrument, and finally got a chance to do it.
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