Cool Stuff on the Internet: Smartphone Pyramid Projector

via ScientificsOnline

I love holograms.  I don’t know if it’s because I grew up with Jem and The Holograms or am an avid Red Dwarf fan, but I love ’em.  So, when I stumbled across this smartphone projector on my latest internet sojourn, I figured I’d share it.  Okay, so it’s not exactly a hologram that it creates.  It creates something like it called Pepper’s Ghost.  Check out the video below:

This inverted pyramid made of thin, clear plastic creates a fantastic illusion that allows you to create what LOOKS LIKE a hologram using ANY smartphone and some videos from YouTube (search 4 face pyramid holographic video for plenty of cool video images to produce). You’ll find dozens of 3 dimensional moving images to project such as lightning storms, the rotating Earth, flittering butterflies, swimming jellyfish, exploding fireworks, the flaming Sun and many, many more.

The PepperGram projector works because by darkening the room and using a bright 3D video, the 4 sided pyramid (made of semi-reflective, semi-transparent material) produces several such images so you can view a realistic image in 360 degrees.

You can pick it up over at Scientifics Online for under $15.