Marshmallow Laser Forest

I helped Marshmallow Laser Feast do a large interactive music/laser installation at the STRP Biennale in Eindhoven earlier this year. It consisted of a forest of rods that came out of the ground with lasers on top of them. If you tapped one of the rods it would make a sound and the laser would light up. The laser is mounted on a spring so it would start wobbling, creating cones of green laser light.

I did some technical R+D and prototyping, and developed the tactile and sonic experience – designing how it would feel to touch and hear, so I made some physical prototypes and we got Mike Harrison to make the final PCB. I also went out to help them install.

The control software, which had a visualizer built-in
The installation with the lights on and no smoke machine
The first hardware prototype