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$8,036
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118
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 15 2016 12:53 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated February 7, 2017

Hologram Pyramid

Convert your smartphone into a holographic projector. A creative device for learning, reminiscing, or just having fun!

Hologram Pyramid

Convert your smartphone into a holographic projector. A creative device for learning, reminiscing, or just having fun!

$8,036
pledged of $12,500pledged of $12,500 goal
118
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 15 2016 12:53 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated February 7, 2017

About

What is a Hologram Pyramid?

The hologram pyramid is a unique and simple way to convert your smartphone into a holographic projector. In actuality, the concept is not a true hologram, but based on a special effect called Pepper's Ghost. It works by projecting 4-sided images and videos from Youtube onto the pyramid, creating cool 3D animated effects. A specially designed suction cup ensures that it will stick to your screen and hold on tight even when held upside down and shaken.

Hologram Pyramid Optics
Hologram Pyramid Optics
Hologram of a Baby
Hologram of a Baby

My Story 

When I built the first pyramid prototype from plans on the internet, I was amazed at how awesome and realistic the objects looked. All that it took was a clear CD case, an exacto knife, and some tape. The internet prototype was a little clunky, so I came up with an idea to design it for mass production. I added a custom, miniature suction cup to gently connect it to the screen and designed the pyramid to have improved image quality. 

Hologram Pyramid Attached to Screen by Suction Cup
Hologram Pyramid Attached to Screen by Suction Cup

The pyramid that will be produced by this Kickstarter effort will work for smartphone screens 2.75" wide or narrower which includes many popular phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S6, iphone 6, and HTC One M9, and LG G4. Eventually, I plan to create larger versions for tablets.

Jellyfish Hologram
Jellyfish Hologram

What's Makes it Fun or Useful?

My first idea for the hologram pyramid was to use it as a learning tool, so I set off to create a holographic alphabet for teaching my 3 year old son. Then, I realized that it could be used to capture memories of your loved ones. I've also just had fun with it, using it to create cool holograms such as a tesla coil and BB-8 Star Wars droid. The best way though is to show you, so check out these videos.

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Testimonials

"Love love love this!!! The alphabet for kids is the absolute cutest thing I have ever seen! Jim has created a fun way of learning that my nephew loves to watch...and I'm not gonna lie...fun for me too lol" -Amber Hicks  

"The promo videos do it no justice. You need to see it in person" -Rob Duvall, Enthusiast

"The uses for the hologram pyramid are endless and just starting to be explored. It can be used for educational and entertainment purposes and leaves infinitely more options to be explored." -Pam Watts, Preschool Director

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Going Forward

I've spent nearly half my life designing creative things for others, and it's been my dream to some day create my own product. The simplicity and coolness of this product inspired me to follow my dream and has lead me here.

Now I'm ready for production, but could use your help to pay for things like tooling and rewards. Once my goal is reached,I'll give the manufacturers the green light and we'll be on our way. Thanks for your support!

Risks and challenges

This project is low risk as it only contains 2 components. Potential challenges include dialing in the holding power of the suction cup and on-time delivery from the manufacturers. In general, set backs could take several additional weeks.

I'm very familiar with unexpected hurdles when designing any new product and I've found that the number one way to tackle this is through open and honest communication with both the suppliers and customers.

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    1 hologram pyramid (2.8"w x 2.8"w x 1.4"h)

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    2 hologram pyramids (2.8"w x 2.8"w x 1.4"h) + 2 storage pouches

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    Build your own pyramid. Receive a pdf template by email for cutting 4 sides of the pyramid and show your support for a great project.

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