A Violin Made Of Lasers [Video]
Dylan Menzies uses synthesis software and optical sensors to replicate the sound of a bow moving across the strings.
Technology lecturer Dylan Menzies doesn’t play the violin in the traditional sense, instead he uses software and lasers to translate the positioning, speed, and motion of a traditional wooden bow into music. His optical sensor-driven O-Bow is encased in copper with a groove for the bow. Wired reports on his solution for replicating the sound of a violin but making something easier to play: