How to Make 3D Hologram Projector

Holograms are making a massive impact in the world. Typical examples are 3D holograms that make visuals appear more realistic. What makes it mind-blowing is when the visuals are projected. Normal projections on projector screens are in 2D. But imagine viewing it in 3D; awesome.

There are a few hologram projectors available on the market. Some come in the form of fans that rotate to give a great 3D holographic projection. You may have found these projections so great that you would like to try one on your own.

With your smartphone, you can easily create a 3D hologram projector at home at little or no cost. You must create a holographic display stand and place it on your smartphone while playing a holographic video. The main trick here is the holographic stand; you can either make one on your own or buy one.

3D holographic projections are so cool, and you can make your own at a low cost. You can do this for fun or an art project at school. Follow this guide to make your holographic projection at home.

How to Make 3D Hologram Projector

How Can I Make a 3D Hologram Projector at Home?

Materials needed for a 3D hologram projector

  • Acrylic glass (transparent)
  • Graph Paper
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Scale
  • Glass Cutter
  • Scissors
  • Super Glue
  • Smartphone
  • Holographic videos

If you have gathered these things, let us get started:

Step 1: Draw a Pyramid Shape with Your Graph Paper

You must first draw a rough schematic of a pyramid’s side on graph paper. If you want a bigger projection, the dimensions are as follows: Base: 18 cm, Height: 10.5 cm, and Top: 1 or 2 cm. If you prefer a smaller projection, the dimensions are Base = 6, Height = 3.5 cm, and Top = 1 cm.

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Step 2: Cut the Acrylic Glass into the Shape of the Pyramid

Cut out the pyramid shape from the graph using scissors. After that, place the pyramid shape on the acrylic glass and cut the glass into the pyramid shape. Continue cutting to get four pieces of acrylic glass cut in a pyramid shape.

Step 3: Join the Glasses Together

With super glue, join the glasses to form a 3D pyramid shape. Ensure that you do not get the glue stuck on your hands.

Step 4: Play Your Video to Get Your Projection

You can go to YouTube and search for holographic projections. Ensure that the video is four-sided. When you get the video, place your phone on a flat surface. After that, place the smaller side of the pyramid-shaped glass on the phone. It should be fitted such that the glass pyramid is placed in the middle of the four-sided video.

For best results, turn off the lights in your room and play the video. To see the projection, view it from the side in a horizontal view. You should see a floating 3D projection.

Is 3D Holographic Projection Possible?

3D holographic projection is possible by employing a spinning mirror to reflect a picture to the spectator to produce a real 3-D image with a straightforward holographic projector.

How Does a 3D Hologram Projector Work?

Holograms, rather than graphic images, are projected via holographic projectors. They illuminate holograms with specialized white light or laser light. The projected light produces images in two or three dimensions with clarity. 

While some basic holograms may be seen in natural light, laser-based holographic projectors are viewed in real 3D pictures. Such photos may be seen from many perspectives and in their real context. Projectors like that are being developed in miniature form. A smartphone might produce a picture for the viewer using a projector rather than a little screen.

The hologram is essential to how holographic projectors work. Holograms were once only film patterns until digital photography became commonplace. A single source of light was split into two by the photographer. Half of the light source lighted the subject to create an interference pattern with the light reflected off the subject and traveling directly to the film.

What Do I Need to Make Holograms?

You need holographic film plates, a hologram developer, and the right laser to create holograms at home or in the classroom (not all lasers work). Optical lenses, mirrors, and an anti-vibration setup are required for advanced holography.

Final Thoughts

Holographic projectors are still in their infancy stage, but we still know how incredible the technology is. Projectors that are used to create such holograms are quite expensive. But it is possible to create something similar at home.

All you need to do is create a 3D pyramid out of transparent acrylic glass and place it on your phone while playing hologram videos. Holographic stands are also available on the market, especially on Amazon, so if you do not want to spend time creating the stand, you can buy it.

3D hologram projectors are anticipated to go to the next level. Back then, people could view 3D with glasses, but now, it is possible to see them in real life.



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