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  1. Laser Harp being used for real

    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++.


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    Re: Laser Harp being used for real

    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:

    �In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed�
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    Re: Laser Harp being used for real

    Wow awesome to see you getting some real press for this project what a great project!

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    Re: Laser Harp being used for real

    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.


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    Re: Laser Harp being used for real

    UK MakerFair?

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