Music through Laser Beam

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by kamakajee, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. kamakajee

    kamakajee Active Member

    Hi All,
    As rightly guessed, I’m new to this forum.., though been a silent spectator!
    I’m a bit of novice to the Laser fraternity & would appreciate some professional help..
    Have an inquiry – While blocking a laser beam a musical instrument should play.
    The instrument can be any several musical instrument & not just one.
    1st I would like to know if this is possible ? ( I guess it is )
    2nd If yes then how do I go doing it – what software & what laser?
    Will really appreciate any inputs from veteran’s
    Thanks for all the help:)
  2. Lasersource

    Lasersource Well-Known Member

    Hi Kamakajee,

    Welcome on this forum ;)

    Yes, it is possible. Here you can see such a system: Video

    I don't really know what kind of software is / was used. But I know MIDI can be used to activate 'music parts' with any laser beam.

    There are complete systems for using it, called LaserHarp. I don't know were you come from, but in the Netherlands is a dealer from Kvant. He also sells the LaserHarp (you will need a projector + the laserharp)
    If you're interested, send a PM. i will send you a link to him.
  3. aricha

    aricha Well-Known Member

    I have used light sensors to pick light reflection from the hand that blocked laser beams
    You can see a show here:
    The light sensors on a n/o mode closed a circuit that was connected to a toy keyboard
    That way I saved the need of a midi & PC
    I also used FB3 to run the beams just to turn on the electricity and you can play
    I used the same sensors for a Laser Maze
    Here is a link for a laser harp system that can fit needs:
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  4. kamakajee

    kamakajee Active Member

    That's interesting .. so how do I get the know how, will appreciate if you send me a PM with all details.
    Thanks Aricha
  5. aricha

    aricha Well-Known Member

    If I were you I would buy the Laser Harp system that you see on the link to Vimeo
    Its cheaper faster and you get midi
  6. kamakajee

    kamakajee Active Member

    Thanks aricha.. I see on your site the Laser Graffiti,I have seen this with someone else also.. Great Stuff I should say. I would appreciate the 'know how' on this if possible.
    I'm new to all this stuff & have just started to set my company. So will appreciate all the help.
  7. aricha

    aricha Well-Known Member

    The Laser Graffiti is a laser pointer and a video projector
    There is no laser software or laser projector involved.
    The idea is the same as the others that you see in the internet.
    My software has few advantages:
    You can work with 3 color lasers simultaneously
    You can tell each laser color to draw in any color
    You can even draw in black so you can erase to correct your drawing
    And you can change the thickness of your line

    I am using a video camera with BNC connector that way the camera and the video projector can be far away from the computer

    If your are interested in that please send me mail to
  8. kamakajee

    kamakajee Active Member