Introduction: How to Construct a (paper Prototype) Multilayered Viewing Device for IPhone.(I3DG)

This is my first instructable on how to create a iphone hologram device. This model is made out of paper but instructions on how to build the device out of acrylic (plastic) is in another instructable. This paper model is a prototype for this. I decide to create this model as no other websites have instructions on how to build or buy it. This model was designed on the I3DG. I hope you have as much fun making this and amazing your friends as i did creating this model. This model uses peppers effect of using three, 45 degree, semi-transparent mirrors to lay the segmented image on your iphone/ipod touch one in front of each other.

Step 1: Cutting Out

cut out all peices as shown

Step 2: Creating the Box

fold sided 2 times so they meet. glue together here

Step 3: Finishing Box

fold all 3 tabs on back of box then cover in glue. Afterwards fold back down so the numbers match up. 

Step 4: Adding Side Supports

fold tabs to 90 degrees and glue. Attach tabs to matching numbers.

Step 5: Sticking on Cover to One Side

attach tabs to matching numbers and glue in place.

Step 6: Completing the Other Support

do exactly the same and stick the tabs to the matching number. your model should look like this:

Step 7: Mirror Attachment

attaching the paper where the mirrors will be is not easy. match the numbers up and glue in. If your model is out of line trim a bit off the front.

Step 8: Completed Model

Well done. Because this is my first instructable so if you have any questions just ask me in a comment!

Step 9: Testing for the Acrylic Model

In order to get the best results i have experimented with diffrent parts of the model and here are some pictures, discriptions and videos to show you the testing i have done.

Step 10: Images for the Acrylic Version


D00M99 made it! (author)2010-12-05

These templates remind me spectacularly of Pepekura templates, but I guess you drew them. Can't wait to see the acrylic one!

i3dpple made it! (author)i3dpple2010-12-06

Thank you and yes I did draw the templates! A video of the acrylic version will be on youtube once i have finished it. It will take about 2-3 weeks to design and complete. I also need to create some images to use. A template is under this comment as well as a image i created:

i3dg_iphone_3d_template.jpgi3dg ar drone finished copy.jpg
i3dpple made it! (author)2010-12-08

If you are not a member and want to view the CD video go to:

JGB made it! (author)2010-12-06

Can you post the template in pdf format.... of the device itself, and not just the template for the video portion.



i3dpple made it! (author)i3dpple2010-12-06

here you go

JGB made it! (author)JGB2010-12-06


By the way, are we certain that the angled refelctive area is not anything more than more plexi..... Not certain it is partially mirrored.

I think the top part is mirrored and that helps.

Does this make sense?

i3dpple made it! (author)i3dpple2010-12-06

I did a test using cd cases and it appears that you don't need to add a mirror to the top part.

rimar2000 made it! (author)2010-12-04

Good work.

This system is interesting, but to call it "holographic" is very misleading.

Holography has nothing to do with it. I should not even refer to it as "3D".

i3dpple made it! (author)i3dpple2010-12-05

Thank you! I will try to edit the name. I have only started using instructables 5 days ago so I will see if I can change the name. Thank you for your advice! The new name will be "multilayered viewing device for iPhone."

rimar2000 made it! (author)rimar20002010-12-05


Do not take my words as those of someone with authority, I'm just like you on Instructables. I say my opinion, only.

i3dpple made it! (author)i3dpple2010-12-05

Thx! I will also add the template I have drawn. I will be posting soon on how to make the real thing out of plastic. It will be on in about 2 weeks as I am still building it!

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