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This article was published on January 2, 2011

    Who needs PowerPoint? Use LASER for your next presentation.

    Who needs PowerPoint? Use LASER for your next presentation.
    Brad McCarty
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    Brad McCarty

    A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

    You think you’ve seen some cool presentations in the past, I bet. OK, maybe not. Presentations usually suck (with few notable exceptions). But what if you could do your entire presentation, including motion graphics and audio display, by using a laser?

    An open-source project known as OpenLase has taken the code from the Jack project, mashed it up with a USB sound card and managed to power a laser display with the combination. The results? Pretty freaking cool: