How to make a 3D hologram with your smartphone

  • 05/08/2015
How to make a 3D hologram with your smartphone

There appears to be no bounds to what you can do with your smartphone, with one clever YouTube user hitting over 3 million views with his tutorial video 'Turn your Smartphone into a 3D Hologram'.

This ignited the imagination of Paul Henry reporter Aziz, who thought he would give the DIY experiment a go.

How to make a 3D hologram with your phone:

1. First, mark out the following shape – a Trapezium.

This will be a paper template. The shape should measure roughly 6cm wide at the bottom and 1cm at the top by 3.5cm high.

"You can always try and double those or triple those," says Mrwhosetheboss about the measurements, "and you will get a nicer effect."

2. Find an old CD case and break off the edges.

3. Use your template to mark out the shape on the CD case.

4. Carefully cut it out with your knife.

You'll need four of these shapes in total to make up your mini projector.

5. Stick the shapes together with some tape.

"Try and fasten them together like this using a little bit of tape," says Mrwhosetheboss. "I originally tried glue but then they just fell apart, so this seems to work fine."

6. Pop the projector on your phone and load up a hologram specific video – our paul henry one perhaps.

You can also find videos on YouTube that are specifically made for this.

 7. Turn the lights off and sit back.

Here is the Paul Henry hologram template needed to create a 3D Paul Henry logo:

And voilà!

Watch the full video.