View Full Version : Laser Harp being used for real

12-16-2009, 08:22 AM
I put together a Laser Harp controller for Little Boots in the UK - here it is being used for real...


And the review of the gig in The Times...

"At the centre of the backdrop a giant skull gazed forebodingly over
the throng. On the skittering Gothic spook-pop of Ghosts it
established the requisite emotional temperature. As Hesketh shed her
back shroud to reveal an all-gold outfit in the opening chords of New
in Town, the skull responded accordingly, beaming rays of
multicoloured light on to her back. However, the pièce de résistance
came when the lights dimmed to reveal an arc of eight laser beams
which, when intercepted by Hesketh’s hands, played different notes.

The laser harp — an innovation that seemed like a rich pop star’s
folly when Jean-Michel Jarre popularised it — looked like far more fun
in the hands of a 24-year-old from Blackpool who claimed to have only
assembled it days before the show. As Hesketh navigated a procession
of space-age whooshes into the sherbet-scented explosions of her
breakthrough hit Remedy — audience-assisted oh-ah-ohs and all — she
seemed to switch gear both musically and emotionally. Performing Kate
Bush’s Running up that Hill alone on the piano, she was a revelation,
replacing the song’s predatory thunder with an autumnal, childlike


Thanks to all the highly talented individuals in this forum that slowly and patiently raised my electronics knowledge from noob to noob++.


12-16-2009, 10:11 AM
Wow Steve, congrats man!

For the newbs in the forum, Shobley submitted this wicked project back in Feb 08 as an entry to our Project Contest. Be sure to check it out:


12-16-2009, 04:23 PM
Wow awesome to see you getting some real press for this project what a great project!

12-16-2009, 06:25 PM
Hey fantastic, great to see it getting out and about.

Is it going to be making other appearances around the UK?

Would be fun to see you bring it to Britain's Got Talent or get it into a festival.

I had good fun with my robot at the Brit awards this year.


12-16-2009, 08:25 PM
UK MakerFair?