Not going to lie. When I first read about the Desktop 3D Hologram Printer by Litiholo, I was thrilled. Immediately, the hologram recording of Princess Leia’s message to Obi-Wan Kenobi projected from R2-D2 come to mind. Alas, the Desktop 3D Hologram Printer was not that.
It can, however, lets you print true three-dimensional holograms in the comfort of your home which you can admire without headsets or special glasses. If you ask me, I kind feels like a glorified lenticular image, except that it is more, well, 3D. Here’s the gist of how it works:
“The 3D Hologram Printer takes multiple perspective images, captured from a camera, video footage, or rendered from a typical 3D graphics design. The images are sliced into unique recordings for each individual pixel on the hologram, called a “hogel” or “hologram element”. The printer then optically encodes that hogel information with laser light onto the special hologram film.”
It all sounds good and all, but looking at the end result, it does look like lenticular technology – with a lot less colors. I don’t know man. I was half expecting something more magical than this. Then again, this is still a relatively new technology and so, I guess it is baby steps.
However, the important thing is, this technology is now available to everyday folks. It is something money can buy. The Desktop 3D Hologram Printer by Litiholo is now on Kickstarter where you can secure a unit by pledging US$999 or more.
The campaign is funded in 25 minutes after it went live and that is pretty damn impressive. And so, yeah, the product is a go and if all goes as planned, it should see delivery as soon as November 2021.
It is also worthy to note that company is already in the business of making hologram technologies and it have had 2 crowdfunding campaigns before this – of which one was successfully funded. Anyhoo, you can learn more about this first consumer-grade desktop 3D hologram printer HERE.
It’s been a little over a week since we launched our 3D Hologram Printer Kickstarter, and we just broke $100K! The reward levels are filling up fast, so make sure you become a backer while you can. Thanks for your support and keep spreading the word! pic.twitter.com/mpQJNnlw57— LitiHolo (@LitiHolo) March 11, 2021