You Can DIY Your Smartphone Into a Hologram Projector

MacGyver your way to miniature 3D entertainment.


With this tutorial on how to turn your smartphone into a hologram projector, we move one step closer to having a tiny person hologram Patsy Cline.

To make your own 3D butterfly, you’ll need to collect a knife, pen, graph paper, a CD case, tape, and scissors. Once built, the CD case will provide enough reflection to bounce back light from the smartphone screen’s image, and the transparent material will make it appear as if the object is hovering in mid-air.

You still need a video made specifically for hologram creation, which you can get here. Options are still fairly limited, but you’re building a holograms with your phone so let’s not get too greedy, OK?