Did you know that you can turn your smartphone into a hologram projector?

Did you know that you can turn your smartphone into a hologram projector?
Without question, holograms are a part of sci-fi movies that we're totally nuts about! There's something about the unstable, ethereal appearance of a floating object in the air that's just so 24th century! To our surprise, it turns out that the smartphones and tablets we have today are perfectly capable of pulling off a fine hologram — it may be tiny, but it definitely looks the part.

Don't believe us? Check out the video below where all the magic involved is showcased and explained! The best part is that you can do all of it by yourself. The process isn't too involved, but it may bring you back to those childhood moments where you made all sorts of stuff out of paper, plastic, and whatever else you had around.

To turn your smartphone into a sci-fie movie asset, you'll need the following stuff: graph paper, a CD case, tape or super glue, pen, scissors, and a knife or glass cutter. You'll have to draw a nice symmetrical trapezoid on graph paper, cut it, and use the template to cut out a bunch of mini trapezoids from the transparent plastic CD case. Then you simply tape the pieces together into what looks like a tiny pyramid.

Next, you have to load a 3D hologram video — you can find a ton of those in this YouTube channel. Place your trapezoid in the center of your smartphone's screen and behold, a tiny hologram will appear to dance inside the trapezoid pyramid, a tiny slice of the future that awaits!


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12 Comments

1. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Lovely !

2. XpeRyan25

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

bravo! (⌐■_■)

3. warrenellis93

Posts: 544; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Thats 5 or 6 years old

4. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Fandroids: "R.I.P Microsoft Hololens"

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, funny. I still am far more excited about VR as opposed to AR. I predict that Hololens will see a very low adaption rate.

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

It's retarded already. VR all the way!

7. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

requires too much effort :P

13. weescamp

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 30, 2015

I bought one at holoquad dot net

8. carlemillward unregistered

I saw this video a while ago, technically that is not a true hologram.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah, its just "reflection" the image isnt look inside of it, but still on its side

10. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

old trick but still fun works best with amoled displays

12. Monsterhunter

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Still cool. Found some cd cases gonna make this. And turn it into an alarm clock. If I can. Cheap version but sufficient.

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