You must have heard about Hologram, aren’t those 3D images just fascinating. How would it be if you were able to make one? Well, that would be difficult, but we sure can create an illusion of a 3D object floating in physical space. The technique we will be using is Pepper’s Ghost which is based on reflections.
The materials you will be needing are
- Graph paper
- A CD case or acrylic plexiglass (You basically need a clear, reflective and soft plastic)
- A pen
- A pair of scissors
- Sellotape or superglue
- A craft knife or glass cutter
- And yes of course, your phone
How to create the Hologram illusion
First of all sketch out a basic trapezoid shape on the graph paper using the dimensions 1xm x 3.5cm x 6cm, you can experiment with other dimensions also. Cut this shape out.
Snap off the sides of the CD case and carefully trace the trapezoid shape you’ve just drawn onto the CD. Like I said before, make sure the CD is clear and is not scratched. Now cut the CD along the lines you’ve just traced using a craft knife or glass cutter. Repeat it four times.
Tape the four shapes together, with the longest sides facing the top of the structure.
Select the holograph-specific video you’d like to project.
Place the shape over a video playing on your phone to create a mirrored, 3D illusion that gives you the feeling of an hologram.
The illusion would not work well if viewed from the sides.
You can watch this video here by Mr whose the boss to understand the procedure better.
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