This Is A Real Life Holograph Of The Death Star. It Is Amazing.

When people discuss the Raspberry Pi, the most common (and annoying) question is 'what can I do with it?' The answer is, of course, whatever the hell you want. (Actually the answer is usually create a media center but that's another story.) But the answer to that question should be use it to create a holograph of the Death Star and leave it on your mantlepiece for everyone to gawk at with envy. That's clearly the correct answer.

The above holograph was built by some enterprising human beings at The University Of Leeds. I'm not really sure how it works, or even how to describe how it works, but I thought you might like to take this opportunity to look at it and say 'wow'.

If you want to read more about how the thing was put together head here to the project's blog. Imbeciles like myself can just watch the video below!

[POV Globe, via DVICE]


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    Giz has a story about how it works... basically it's like those clocks that work by moving led lights back and forth. Of course this is on a bigger scale, and the lights spin in an orb.

    I'm pretty sure this is the best thing I'm going to see this week.

    Last edited 12/08/13 2:35 pm

      careful, its still Monday!
      but I do agree, thus far this is the best!

    It's a strip of LEDs that rotate around and switch on/off at particular moments to create the illusion of motion, isn't it?

    Pretty neat looking. Shame you can't see it properly in a vid due to the camera and the refresh rate of the LEDs. In real life it would look sick as.

      It's a strip of LEDs that rotate around and switch on/off at particular moments to create the illusion of motion, isn't it?Yeah, if you pause it, you can see there's a strip of LEDs that's been arced to match the curve of the globe that spins around a central shaft really fast.

        Which isn't really a hologram, is it? :P

          Yeah, I wasn't expecting an actual star wars style hologram. And I was right.

          Not even close. It's using persistence of vision and more like a 2D image on a globe that the type of 3D you expect from a hologram.

          Well, they didn't say it was a hologram, they said it was a holograph.

            I always thought that a hologram is what they make in the field of holography. An actual 'holograph' is something different. Or at least the terms are interchangeable?

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