Make a DIY 3D "Hologram" Like the One That Brought Tupac Back to Life

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Holograms are super cool, but they're hard to make at home. Pepper's Ghost, on the other hand, is a relatively simple 19th century optical trick that looks like a 3D hologram and brought a very dead Tupac Shakur back to the stage. And Joey Shanks is here to show us how to rig up a system to bring Pepper's (or Tupac's) ghost to your home.

Admittedly, this project is perhaps a little on the complicated side for the average tinkerer. But if you've got a video projector and the time to devote to fiddling around, the results are seriously cool looking. The combination of 19th-century optical trick and 21st-century projection tech is super fun.


Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to set up for the Jerry Garcia hologram concert I'm hosting in my back yard. [Joey Shanks]

GIF by Robert Sorokanich via YouTube