How to Turn your Smartphone into a 3D Hologram Projector

How to Turn your Smartphone into a 3D Hologram Projector

We have all seen 3D holograms in several movies and TV shows which always attracts our attention towards it. Did you ever wonder if you could see this live on your smartphone? I am sure, at least for once you must have thought of how to make a 3D hologram.

Well, yes it can be done on your smartphone. It is more about physics than actual technology. The tool is very easy to make. All your will need is some used CD covers, tape and a holographic video (easily found on YouTube). It might not look like what you are imagining it to be, but surely you will be amazed at the result.

So if you really want to create this 3D hologram to wow your friends and colleagues, just follow these simple steps.

Things You Will Need:

1. A used CD case

2. Graph paper

3. Tape or super glue

4. Pen

5. Scissors

6. Utility knife or glass cutter

7. Your smartphone

How to make the 3D Hologram projector

Step 1:

Sketch a basic trapezoid shape on the graph paper with dimensions of 1cm x 3.5cm x 6cm. If you want a bigger one, you can just double or triple these sizes and you will get a larger display area.

Now cut out the shape with a scissor.

Step 1 - 3D Hologram Projector

This is what the cut out should look like.

Step 2:

Now get the CD case and peel out the sides and edges. Before using the case, just be sure that it does not have a lot of scratches as that will disrupt the quality of the image.

Step 2 - 3D Hologram Projector

Step 3:

Carefully trace around the paper template on the CD case, to cut the shape out of it. Now, using a utility knife or glass cutter carefully cut out the trapezoid shape. Now you need 3 more similar pieces, so use the first one as a template to easily cut out three additional pieces.

Step 3 - 3D Hologram Projector

Step 4:

Connect the four shapes together, with the longest sides facing the top of the structure. You can connect them either using tape or glue (glue will give a clear view). Your DIY projector is ready now.

Step 4 - 3D Hologram Projector

Step 5:

It’s show time. Your projector is ready but the only thing remains is, selection of a great video. Load up the specific hologram logo you like, via Google or YouTube. Now play the video and place the projector in the centre of the screen. This will create a holographic view of the video.

Step 5 - 3D Hologram Projector

Enjoy your 3D holograph!! Don’t forget to tell us about your experience.

About Naman

Naman Khandelwal is an expert author for the iNewTechnology. He writes about Smartphones, New tech Gadgets, Apps and how to use them.