Our editors have compiled a list of the five most creative uses for lasers. If we happened to miss any, please leave us a comment. Continue reading for the entire list.

5. Laser Harp

The “Laser Harp” by Jen Lewin is an immersive installation that uses “movement and laser light to trigger sound.”

The use of light instead of a physical string plays with our perception of space and matter. What is physically not there (the virtual string), responds as if it were

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4. Laser Saber

For those with either a red and/or green laser pointer from Wicked Lasers, check out this “Laser Saber” accessory. It features a 38.75-inch long radiant strong polycarbonate blade and a solid 9.5-inch hilt.

3. Virtual Piano

So you’ve heard about DID’s Virtual Piano, now see it in action. Just a quick refresher, this device uses “a red semiconductor laser module and holographic optical element” to project “a 25-key 2-octave keyboard onto the surface in front of it.” [Source]

2. Philips Digital Light Painting Kit

The Philips Drag & Draw installation basically “enables the user to paint via laser beams — simply wave the wand over the laser projection bucket, then use it to draw on any wall or surface.”

Draw a bus on a road, for instance, and then with another flick of the wand that image is suddenly surrounded by a colorful backdrop

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1. iPod-Controlled Laser System

This battery-operated laser system can be controlled using any audio device — including your iPod, computer, etc. — ” for the ultimate sound to light experience in your own home”.