11 Nov

How to Make a Hologram

Not a projection. Not an optical illusion. We’re making real holograms! Assuming you’ve already watched our How to Make a Hologram video, you’ve noticed how easy it can be to make a hologram using the Litiholo Hologram Kit and you’ve probably noticed a couple of the key features we pointed out. You know, those text banners that showed up at the bottom every once in a while? Those weren’t just cheesy or annoying text points. They provide very helpful hints when it comes to making holograms. Let’s walk through them together!


  1. “Pieces snap together”

Okay, you can’t literally snap your fingers to make the set-up all come together. We may have added that for dramatic effect. But, the concept behind it is true. All of the pieces in the kit snap together nicely, and even snap together with other Litiholo upgrade packages and accessories. So, whether you’re buying your first kit, or wanting to move on to reflection holograms, you can rest assured that everything will fit together in a nice, consistent design.

  1. “Keep laser lens OFF for making holograms”

Seriously. Keep it off. We don’t know why, but some people follow the instructions for taking the lens off, but then feel the need to put it back on later. But, for making holograms, the laser lens, barrel, and spring must be left off. This allows the beam to spread across the film, exposing the whole plate, rather than just a single point.

  1. “Special Clip needed for stable output”

The Special Clip may seem like a minor piece, but we assure you that it is very important. The clip absorbs additional heat coming from the laser diode and allows it to emit a stable and consistent output of light. This results in better holograms, and also protects the diode from overheating during use.

  1. “Film leans back for stable support”

The holographic plate holder does provide a slot for the film to sit in, but that slot alone cannot hold the film. The film must also be tilted back against the plate support in order to assure that it will not move at all during exposure. This simple, but effective, design uses gravity to keep the film in a stable position for the hologram exposure.

  1. “A few minutes of eager anticipation!”

Generally, after 5 minutes of exposure, your hologram is ready! But, if that’s not enough feel free to expose the film for 10-15 minutes, and then gradually back the time off to find the perfect exposure time for the hologram you are creating.

That’s it! After that, let your imagination run wild mixing your holograms in with real objects. Just make sure all of your Lego men are prepared for impact.

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