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Kit-A-Day Giveaway: DIY Hologram Kit

We’re giving away amazing kits from our new Make: Ultimate Kit Guide EVERY DAY — thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, including MakerBots!

To celebrate the release of our latest publication, the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 (and its companion website), we’re giving away at least one of the cool kits reviewed in the issue each day during the holiday season.

Today’s kit giveaway is the DIY Hologram Kit (a $100 value!) Here is MAKE Toolbox editor Arwen O’Reilly Griffith’s review from the issue:

Making holograms became faster and easier a few years ago when Litiholo introduced its Instant Hologram film. Like old Polaroids, these film plates require no developing after exposure, which means, in about an hour, you can make your own transmission hologram of anything that will sit still next to the plate. The kit also includes an LED darkroom light and the SafetyLight Laser Diode that you use to both make the exposure and view (or “reconstruct”) the hologram.

To be eligible for today’s giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below in this post. The entry period for today’s prize will be until 11:59pm PST tonight. We’ll choose one person at random, you’ll be notified by email, and you’ll have 48 hours to respond. The Winners List is kept on the Giveaway landing page. That’s it! No purchase necessary or anything else to do. Please leave only one comment per post. You can enter as many giveaways as you like until you win. This giveaway is for US residents only. You also must be 18 years old to enter (Kids: Ask your parents to enter). See the Kit-A-Day Giveaway landing page for full sweepstakes details and Official Rules.

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1,284 thoughts on “Kit-A-Day Giveaway: DIY Hologram Kit

  1. I would like to try to incorporate this into another project to make something awesome… maybe the kitty tardis I am going to build or something else around hack.rva.

  2. When I was a kid I was like mesmerized every time I saw a piece of glass with magic objects inside. I would love to get this kit.

  3. Would have been nice to have something like this rather than trying to create all the elements from scratch back in high school. But I did learn a lot!

  4. This would be great. It’s not hard to create a hologram, but it would be awesome to have the proper tools. Only thing we need then would be a good darkroom and a surface to avoid too much shaking while we expose the film. I’d love to be able to share a little of my science experience with my kid in a manner that would be pretty cool.

  5. I remember checking out a book on the subject back in high school (circa 1986) and being surprised at how easy it was to make holograms.  The biggest impediment back then was getting your hands on a laser.

  6. My wife is DEMANDING one of these for Xmas.  A well placed, random selection would really score me some points at home.

  7. I promise I will make cool holograms with this kit.
    I promise I will make cool holograms with this kit.
    I promise I will make cool holograms with this kit.
    I promise I will make cool holograms with this kit.

  8. When I was 9, I saw my first holograms in Australia back in 1985. It was at either a museum or an art exhibition and I was amazed. Since then, I’ve been fascinated by holograms and how they are made. 

  9. Very neat! My 6th grade sciencefair experiment was trying to make a hologram using 35mm film.   didnt quite work, but ive been in love with lasers and holography ever since.

  10. Cool!  I just watched Matt Richardson’s video on this last night with my son.  Cool kit!  I did a similar experiment in a technology class in high school when I was younger, the same tech class that introduced me to electronics… the rest is history ;-)

  11. i was just thinking about how cool holograms were this morning! it was a very random thing that popped into my mind, but now here is this kit. very cool, would love to check it out.

  12. Wow, I have so many projects I could do just looking at that! This would be the ultimate gift making machine too when you think about it…

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  14. I remember when National Geographic did an issue on holograms, back in the 80s. They put a hologram on the cover, I’m pretty sure they were the first to do that.

  15. If I had this, the first thing I would do would be call up my father, find out what his first hologram was, and duplicate it. 

  16. Ive been looking for a project for me and the kids for awhile now.  This sounds like something we could ALL have fun doing

  17. Awesome.  I shall immortalize my wife holographically on my desk and tell all the other office wives where their husbands can get get such a cool setup if I win!  Count me in.

  18. I once saw a hologram of a microscope that one could look inside to see a holographic fly. I never read up on how it works but I always thought it was cool.