This article will help you to build a hologram viewer using a plastic bottle. With the viewer, you can easily watch 3D projected like hologram imitation on the viewer screen.
So lets learn step by step:
What is a hologram?
A hologram is a three-dimensional view of an object. There is a lot of science in making a real hologram which cannot be certainly done at home using simple equipment. However, we can mimic its appearance and amaze people nearby, just using a plastic bottle and smartphone.
We can watch so many hologram videos out there in youtube using our self-made device. So Interesting, right?
So why delay? Let’s start. Just grab a plastic bottle and smartphone and follow the steps:
- plastic bottle
- cutter (scissor)
- tape (glue)
- piece of paper, pen
After you have those things, follow the steps:
Steps to make hologram viewer
Here is the steps:
1. First, we need this shape. Here I have used 5 cm height and 7 cm in width. Choose your best size yourself.
2. Then we take any plastic bottle like shown in below figure:
3. We don’t need the whole bottle for our work, we only need middle part which is perfect cylindrical in shape
4. Now we cut that cylindrical shape into exactly 4 pieces.
5. Then, we will cut those pieces into the shape that we described in the first phase.
6. Now time to add those pieces joining end by end, using a tape, or a glue.
7. This is the shape we need for our propose.
So the viewer is made. Now we have to play some hologram video.
8. Open youtube and search for “hologram video”
9. The search result will show many videos, just play one. Play any one video you like. The video should play like this in the below figure.
10. Then put your viewer on the mobile such that the small opening fits perfectly at the center of the video. Watch any one side of the plastic and you will see an amazing 3D view of the video. Better to go to the darkroom for better experience.
Some images of my project
Here are some images. Do check out.
Watch many characters live as a hologram.