Saturday, July 23, 2016

Optical Illusion of a Hologram from your Smart Phone. Yes I cut it on the scroll saw.

This project is simple and a great party trick to amaze your friends. It might be a stretch to call it a scroll saw project but I did cut the pieces on my scroll saw. You are going to have to watch the full video below to see what I'm talking about. It's just one of those things you have to see. These are animated holograms. Technically they are not holograms but don't tell your friends.

The pieces are cut from the front of old CD jewel cases. You need a very clear plastic for this to work well and the jewel cases are perfect. I just used clear tape to assemble the pyramid viewer but the plan is to go back and try to super glue it together. The super glue I had was too thick and just made a mess. I hope thin super glue will work better.

Also if you turn the screen brightness all the way up on your smart phone the effect is better. 

For plenty of hologram videos just download the YouTube app to your phone. Then search "pyramid hologram videos".  I did not discover these YouTube videos until after I completed the video. These are much better options than the apps I discuss in the video.

This is not the full video. Watch it below for more details.

It's best to watch the video in HD and full screen. Just use the option buttons at the bottom of the video.

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