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Check out this awesome light-controlled synth “harp.” The builder explains:

The harp is connected to the impOSCar VSTi software synthesizer, the TAOS sensor array sits on the floor in it’s own stand. The array above the harp i is just made up of fs mirrors for added p’zazz.

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Guitar Noize says:

    very Jean Micheal Jarre!

  2. Steve Hobley says:

    …it’s funny you say that.

    I shot another vid last night:

    Made it all the way to the end of Rendezvous II without goofing up!

  3. Steve Hobley says:

    For those who asked for it, I just uploaded the first of several “howto” videos.

  4. z says:

    very cool Steve! And thanks for responding and adding videos.

  5. James says:

    It would be sweet if the height of your hand intersecting with the beam would change the pitch or octave of the note.

    Really sweet already though!