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Laser Harp Plans
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Laser Harp Plans

by Bongo on Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:25 pm

Can anyone direct me to plans for constructing a laser harp? I understand the basic laser/photoresistor circuitry to create a number of on/off switches, but I need help with understanding how to interface with midi to make sounds with this.
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by shobley on Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:28 am

it depends upon how advanced you want to go.

I have plans for a full scanning laser harp on my site:

But I can help you with building a static harp too.

I just set up a forum specifically about harp building here:

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Re: Laser Harp Plans

by harplaser on Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:44 pm

Here is an open source project going on:

(Frameless Laser Harp like Jean MIchel Jarre uses live in concert)
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Hello how are you

by #humancrazzy on Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:09 pm

Thanks buddy this is what I have been looking for I think I m going to like the community.

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Re: Laser Harp Plans

by tdk1007 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:51 pm

I made a pretty simple laser harp.

Essentially it is 5 laser pointers that hit phototransistors wired to an Arduino Uno. The Arduino reports any changes to a Max Patch which plays a midi note or an audio sample. I can dig up some of my old notes if you would like.
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Re: Laser Harp Plans

by Prodanro on Mon May 19, 2014 8:33 am
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