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

By Robert Sorokanich on at

Holograms are super cool, but they can't actually do 3D. 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 garden. [Joey Shanks]

GIF by Robert Sorokanich via YouTube