Introduction: Laptop Hologram

This project is made for the TfCD course of the IPD master of Industrial Design Engineering (TUDelft).


This instructable shows you how to make a hologram for medium sized screens, laptop and small desktop screens for instance. The model we will be making uses reflection to create a hologram image. Four images our movieclips displayed on your screen will be reflected into a holographic 3D image inside the transparent pyramid. Because of this, the hologram model only works in a dark room.

What do you need?

  • Ruler
  • Pencil/Pen
  • Painting tape
  • Plastic glue
  • Snap-off blade or cutting machine
  • Transparent plastic sheet (285mm x 210mm)

Step 1: Create Building Plan

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Draw the construction of the 4 sides of the pyramid on the plastic sheet
(We used a sheet of 360mm x 210mm so we had some margin on the sides, which are not necessary).

Step 2: Cutting

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Cut the plastic sheet to end up with the 4 sides of the pyramid.

Step 3: Tape and Glue

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Use painting tape to connect the 4 sides of the pyramid, then use the plastic glue for a permanent connection.

Step 4: Finishing Touch

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Remove the painting tape and clean the pyramid of dust and finger prints.

Step 5: Use the Hologram

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Search on YouTube for: Hologram video

Put the video on full screen and place the plastic piramid, with the small surface down, in the middle of the screen.


kooth (author)2017-12-25

Cool! Thanks for sharing!

inconceivable1 (author)2017-12-20

that looks super good!

floppyman2 (author)2017-12-20


Swansong (author)2017-12-19

That looks really neat!

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