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.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.