Kit-A-Day Giveaway: DIY Hologram Kit

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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.

Important Note: If you enter this drawing, when it’s over, please check the place where you registered to comment (eg. Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter). Some people are winning these kits and then not responding when we send them a message using the available means of contacting them. We want to make sure you get your giveaway!

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

  1. Lan Pham Jr. says:

    I want to play with the lasers

  2. Anonymous says:

    Holograms are cool.

  3. Lan Pham Jr. says:

    oh and… *first

  4. Lan Pham Jr. says:


  5. Preston Harkins says:


  6. Anonymous says:


  7. James Larcombe says:

    Looks great.

  8. Erica Absetz says:

    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.

  9. Robert Allen says:

    This is the comment which is mine.

  10. Nathaniel Bass says:

    Make: is cool

  11. Adam Hathaway says:


  12. Benjamin Huelsbergen says:

    If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.

  13. Hugh Enxing says:

    I’m not commenting on this.

  14. John De Ryckere says:

    I’ve been reasonably good this year!

  15. Marc Schaefermeyer says:

    I would love this to show my son how this works!

  16. Phillip Kenyon says:

    ALways a great read when I read Make!

  17. Michael Finnefrock says:

    So totally cool!

  18. Matt says:

    Oh man.  That’s pretty slick…

  19. Rob McCarrick says:

    If I win this one, I’ll probably buy several more to try to make recursive holograms and tear a hole in the fabric of space/time.

  20. Jacek Radzikowski says:

    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.

  21. Bryan Blackmon says:

    This looks like an amazing kit. My two year old has been fascinated with holograms since his first infant toys that had them embedded. How awesome would he think it was to be one.

  22. Anonymous says:


  23. Anonymous says:

    I <3 holothingies!

  24. Ben Serrette says:


  25. Anonymous says:

    I’ve always been fascinated by holograms – this would be awesome!

  26. Warrick Wilson says:

    Free stuff is good stuff

  27. Stephen Johnson says:

    my comment

  28. Anonymous says:

    Worth a shot, seems like a neat enough kit. :-)

  29. Steven Christensen says:

    Oh my goodness I will do anything.

  30. Tyler Stiffler says:

    Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.

  31. Anonymous says:

    DIY Hologram kit Another great kit

  32. Anonymous says:

    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!

  33. Anonymous says:

    Awesome… holograms!!  That looks like fun.

  34. Peter says:

    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.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Winning one of these would be awsome

  36. Keith Beard says:

    Very cool

  37. spudman says:

    Pick ME, Pick ME!  I would be so fun to capture and play with interference patterns of oddly shaped objects again.  Holography loves ME!

  38. Anonymous says:

    I’d like a hologram

  39. Jay Longson says:

    holograms rock, any makers doing anything interesting (besides the normal, instructed technique) with this stuff?

  40. Anonymous says:

    Another great project the kids would love

  41. Anonymous says:

    I wonder what the world would look like if it were 3D.

  42. Brian says:

    Me want holothingie!

  43. Philip Kim says:

    Holograms are great. Especially in galaxies far far away…

  44. Anonymous says:

    Looks like fun

  45. Charles Hobbs says:


  46. Anonymous says:

    I wanna be like R2.

  47. Jason Thwaits says:

    I want to make a hologram

  48. Joe Hagan says:

    That offer is better than a poke in your eye with a sharp

  49. Jeff Kramer says:

    Dude, I could totally use this for awesome CD covers.

  50. Gina Clifford says:

    Oooh! What a creative kit. Love it.

  51. Jonathan Lang says:

    Ooh! Pick me!

  52. Michael Cook says:


  53. Christopher Berg says:


  54. Torrey Podmajersky says:

    With two of these, I could make diffraction gratings, right? Oh, I hope I win one…

  55. anomdebus says:

    Nobody will read this far

  56. Anonymous says:

    More fun to be had

  57. Anonymous says:

    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.

  58. Anonymous says:

    Yes. Please.

  59. John Kittelsrud says:

    I’ve long wanted to make holograms! This could be my big chance!

  60. Steven Dedloff says:

    Happy Dec 1st now its all about Smirnoff, eggnog, crushing up candy canes an revving up chainsaws 

  61. Anonymous says:

    ohhhh. virtual 3d objects!

  62. Ben Brandt says:

    Clearly I’ll have to make a hologram of my Bender figurine  :-)

  63. Anonymous says:

    This looks cool!

  64. Eric Sullenberger says:

    Another great kit to use in my classroom.

  65. Brian Berry says:

    Yes!  Pick me, pick me!!!

  66. Tim Clark says:

    Santa Who?

  67. John Barnhardt says:

    Very groovy.

  68. matthew quinney says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

  69. Darrel E. Edson says:

    hmmm, 3D. the only thing that could make this better is bacon.

  70. Kyle Adams says:

    I want to hologram my face.

  71. Clifford McGrew says:

    What a great kit.

  72. Lam Nguyen says:

    Hologram?  Oh the possibilities.

  73. Chuck Shotton says:

    Can haz?

  74. Spencer Behling says:

    Looks like fun

  75. Andy III says:

    Help me Obiwan…you’re my only hope.

  76. Daniel Kramnik says:

    Comment! [daniel (dot) kramnik (at) gmail (dot) com]

  77. Matthew Simicsak says:

    Count me in.

  78. Hendry Betts III says:

    My son would love this (and to be honest, so would I)

  79. Justin Eltoft says:


  80. brady wang says:

    this is so cool

  81. Laura Lynch Yona says:


  82. Juan Pablo Risso says:

    Love it!

  83. Steven List says:

    always wanted one.

  84. Bob Steele says:

    I would love to do this with my kids!!

  85. Anonymous says:

    This sounds like a fun MAKE project.

  86. Robert Matthews says:

    This looks like a lot of fun.  My son would love it.

  87. Robert Matthews says:

    This looks like a lot of fun.  My son would love it.

  88. Christopher Pakulski says:

    Holograms are cool!!

  89. Christopher Pakulski says:

    Holograms are cool!!

  90. Vince Bohner says:

    I’m in!

  91. Vince Bohner says:

    I’m in!

  92. Kent Dirckx says:

    This is so cool.

  93. Kent Dirckx says:

    This is so cool.

  94. Anonymous says:

    This looked cool in the video review and on MAKE:Live

  95. Anonymous says:

    This looked cool in the video review and on MAKE:Live

  96. Joe says:

    Count me in again

  97. Joe says:

    Count me in again

  98. Olga Montealegre says:

    It’s on like Donkey Kong!

  99. Olga Montealegre says:

    It’s on like Donkey Kong!

  100. David Bowden says:

    Cool.  I always wanted one of these.

  101. Jake Roth says:

    There’s always money in the banana stand. 

  102. Anonymous says:


  103. Tavan Hendrick says:

    I  can haz kit plz?

  104. Anonymous says:

    just want it for the model of the mini cooper! :)

  105. Anonymous says:

    I see in 3D!

  106. Paul Boardman says:

    The future, now!

  107. Ann Monroe says:

    Whoa!  A hologram kit.  *shivers with delight.

  108. Stefan Jones says:

    My, mine, want, want!

    Well, actually, I’d make a present of this to a friend who home-schools.

  109. Kitty Nikolai says:

    Would SO love this for my 2 young makers!! Sweeeeeet!

  110. devinberg says:

    Looks like a fun toy!

  111. Erik Mendoza says:

    Insta Holograms Film!

  112. Matt Schott says:

    That is awesome.

  113. Anonymous says:


  114. ChadR says:

    My kids have been asking about holograms.  This would be cool!

  115. Anonymous says:

    Hologram my mistakes?

  116. Anonymous says:

    With this one, my holodeck will be complete.

  117. Vincent Cowal says:

    looks fun!

  118. Justin Myers says:

    I’d definitely be interested.

  119. Chris Krueger says:

    Oh man fingers crossed on this one!

  120. Christopher Williams says:

    Very nice, I want one

  121. Dan says:

    I’ve been trying to login using yahoo mail with disqus for a while and all I’m getting is a blank screen with Error

  122. Anonymous says:

    best  present ever!

  123. Anonymous says:

    pick me

  124. Michael D. Hughes says:

    Haunted House special effect, here I come.

  125. Deborah Bodinger says:

    How cool would this be!

  126. Dan says:

    Ah, finally got through, disqus is a bit finicky eh?

  127. Janel G says:

    This would be so fun!

  128. keel hauler says:

    looks kinda cool 

  129. David says:

    I need one of these!!!

  130. Charles Haase says:

    This would be awesome to have!

  131. Jeffrey Chen says:

    Totally awesome! Want!

  132. Anonymous says:

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

  133. Matthew Robertson says:

    I love this kit and thank you for the Giveaways!

  134. dschipman says:


  135. Michael Bishop says:

    My son has been wanting this kit.

  136. Anonymous says:

    Do-it-yourself Holograms would be very cool.

  137. Anonymous says:


  138. Christina Colantuoni says:

    Yay! This looks fun!

  139. Kate Yourke says:

    came across this while procrastinating – I’m teaching perception and optics to kids, and man would this be a nice project!! I heart holograms!

  140. Martin Jameson says:


  141. Kelley says:

    This is fabu!

  142. Tim Nolan says:

    My First hologram I actually made was also of a little silver car. That required emulsion and developing etc., this seems much cleaner.

  143. Ryan says:

    Please and thanks!

  144. Zack Zeiset says:

    That would be so sweet for an educational tool!

  145. Hamza 'fro says:


  146. Anonymous says:

    THis looked really cool in the review the other day.

  147. Earth Orbit says:

    Need for world domination.

  148. Douglas Bentley says:

    Must Have!!!!    

  149. Shesu Quintz says:

    Sweet! This would be an awesome gift for my Dad!

  150. Margaret Cyphers says:

    Looks like a great family project over the holidays!

  151. Sheila OKeefe says:

    Can I win please?

  152. Aaron Osguthorpe says:

    Count me in.

  153. Sindy Whitehead says:

    I’m guessing you can hologram other things besides the car. I think a toy dinosaur would be fun.

  154. Evan Hunt says:

    Me me me!

  155. mvsorola says:

    pick me!

  156. Z LeHericy says:

    This looks super avesome!!! How many plates does the kit come with?

  157. Christopher Jackson says:

    put me in

  158. Lahcen Ghourabi says:

    It would be awesome christmas gift if I win.

  159. Andrew Thomas says:

    This is one of those things i’d have to bring into work

  160. Johnnie Blevins says:

    I’d like this one.

  161. Rob Colby says:

    *insert evil laugh here*  With this I could scare away those meddling kids and their dog and then no one could stop me!

  162. Anonymous says:

    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.

  163. Michael Boschet says:


  164. Randy Keeling says:

    Let’s try this again :-)

  165. Brian Givens says:

    It’s always a good time to play with lasers!

  166. Tiffany Vincent says:

    I haven’t made holograms since the 90s.  And back then, it took forever (and seldom worked).

  167. Brian Lilly says:


  168. Brent Eric Thomas says:


  169. Robert Merithew says:

    We’ll hold very, very still during the exposure…   Shh!

  170. Anonymous says:

    hello holo

  171. J. Smith says:

    I win.

  172. Don Sticksel says:

    I’ll make my own holodeck.

  173. Anonymous says:


  174. Susan Stahl says:

    This is another one I’d LOVE to have!

  175. Aaron Boschetti says:

    My son would freak out to be able to make holograms of his Lego battles.  This would be awesome.

  176. Scott McCain says:

    me me me!

  177. Anonymous says:

    I’ve always wanted to try this.

  178. Tony Beletti says:

    This is the ticket!  I always loved heading into mall shops to look at the holograms as a kid.

  179. Anonymous says:

    Sweet! I could make myself a hologram.

  180. Charles Brandt says:

    This kit looks pretty cool, has anyone used it?

  181. Eric Keaton says:

    That’s pretty cool

  182. Jesse Johnson says:

    Jeff Kramer’s idea of using these for CD covers is genius!  I was thinking stickers for my laptop…

  183. says:

    “Help us Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re our only hope”

  184. Noah Schulz says:

    Instant holograms! Amazing!

  185. Bo Hansson says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  186. Jess Hires says:

    oh heck yes. :)

  187. TK says:

    Wow! I did not know you could make these at home!

  188. Sara Woodhull says:

    Oooh, shiny!

  189. Joey Delcastillo says:

    I would like to have one. thank you.

  190. Statler or Waldorf says:

    I would use this in Troy and Abed’s imagination room.

  191. Dan O'Brien says:

    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. 

  192. Anonymous says:


  193. Bob Funk says:

    My wife would love this

  194. Victor Martins says:

    I want one!

  195. Arve Asheim says:

    Wow, count me in!

  196. Joe Ratulowski says:

    It’s like 3D without the glasses

  197. Gary Oshust says:

    If I could just reach out and touch it.

  198. Chris Vanco says:

    Wish we had these when I was a kid! Awesome kit.

  199. Reed J. Williams says:

    This would make a great desk toy for my cubicle at work.

  200. Jacob Shepherd says:


  201. Anonymous says:

    Very cool! I want! I need!

  202. Bill Kronholm says:

    Maybe I’ll make a hologram of the hologram kit…

  203. Anonymous says:

    “Makers not fakers.” [Wishing and hoping for a kit!]  

  204. Ben says:

    I want to play with this

  205. Anonymous says:

    Happy Halograms to everyone!

  206. Mason Rankin says:

    I’ve been working in large format, stereograph, and sculptural photography. This would be excellent for experimentations.

  207. Anonymous says:

    This would be awesome to make videos with or just to freak some people out.

  208. douglas weiss says:

    I’m in

  209. Anonymous says:


  210. Jon says:

    Hmm…. what could I make with this?

  211. Carrie Quast says:

    Super Awesome!  Thank You!

  212. Anonymous says:


  213. Anonymous says:

    Finally, I can make that My Little Pony hologram I’ve always wanted. I mean, for my daughter.

  214. Anonymous says:

    Awesome! This is very cool! I’d love one!

  215. Jon Filteau says:

    I would love to make some Cool Holos for my sons toys/Legos

  216. Anonymous says:

    My son would love this.

  217. Anonymous says:

    I’ve always been fascinated by theses things, it would be fun to actually make one.

  218. Allison says:

    looks like fun!

  219. Chris Crane says:

    Please do count me in

  220. Erik Rodriguez says:

    This will be a vero cool educational item for my kids!

  221. Barry Briggs says:

    This looks cool, hope I win one.

  222. Laith Preston says:

    Oh man this is sweet. I want one. Pick Me Pick Me ;)

  223. Kit-A-Day Giveaway: DIY Hologram Kit Anonymous says:

    Fun! Fun! Fun!

  224. Anonymous says:

    This looks like fun!

  225. Scott says:

    How big of an object can you turn into a hologram? Can you photograph a tree, for instance? 

  226. Anonymous says:

    That’s cool. Just what I need for my evil world domination plan…. errr I mean, nothing to see here :-)

  227. Rarer Borealis says:

    Sweet. I dreamed of the day I could make my own hologram. The future is HERE!

  228. Tony Weiner says:

    me me me!!!!!

  229. Anonymous says:


  230. Nick Buzinsky says:

    *Insert inane comment here to qualify for contest.

  231. James Hyde says:

    Well this looks cool.

  232. Michele Shoats says:

    This looks like fun!!

  233. Anonymous says:

    This looks like a blast!

  234. Jon Robelia says:

    I’m in.

  235. tonyvr says:

    I want one!

  236. kevin sexton says:

    this isn’t in the announcements category this time, but enter me

  237. Anonymous says:


  238. Dru Smith says:

    I want!

  239. Anonymous says:

    Pick me!

  240. Jerry Ma says:

    yep, want.

  241. adric says:

    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.

  242. Ashley says:

    Please enter me!

  243. Kevin M says:

    Yes please!

  244. Michael Campbell says:

    i need some new toys for the dorm!

  245. bklnyc says:

    My 10 year-old would love this!

  246. Erin Bartlett says:

    Looks cool

  247. Anonymous says:

    Kit-a-day entry.

  248. Chris Dowden says:

    That looks way cool.

  249. Anonymous says:

    This is hyper cool

  250. Sweet Monkey says:

    That looks pretty awesome…

  251. Derek Tombrello says:

    Please Please Please! ;-)

  252. Joshua Winslow says:

    This would be cool to play with

  253. Endre Czirbesz says:

    That sounds good, I like it.

  254. Xander Cesari says:

    This is the sort of tool that I have zero uses for before I get it and a million uses for after I get it.

  255. Dan Pollack says:

    Ohhhh holograms

  256. Todd B says:


  257. Anonymous says:


  258. Fred Stone says:

    Nice, I’d love to play with that.

  259. Ojas Parekh says:

    Yum yum gimme some.

  260. Fightcube says:

    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 ;-)

  261. Anonymous says:

    Ok these are cool and I dont have one yet, so put me in for one please!

  262. Michelle Johnson Walach says:

    O.o.O neat!

  263. Jamie Dunbar says:

    I’d love to make some Holly Jolly Holiday Holographs

  264. John says:

    My son would love this.

  265. Colin Aubrey says:

    Pretty cool!!

  266. John-Michael Robinson says:

    ooh, the things I could do with this…

  267. Annelise Poda says:

    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.

  268. Roy Griffith says:


  269. Joey Kelly says:

    This would be REALLY cool!

  270. Anonymous says:

    Sweet kit!

  271. Eric D. Chang says:

    ooo 3d…

  272. Anonymous says:

    Enter Me Please

  273. Jonathan Zornow says:

    Want one so bad!

  274. Bill Shocknesse says:

    Now that’s just fun!

  275. Tom Heiman says:

    I would love to make holograms with my kids..

  276. Anders Arson says:

    Minty fresh hologramaphone!

  277. James Thomas Fields says:


  278. Cole O'Neal says:

    This looks like a good time to get started.

  279. Juan Navarro says:

    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…

  280. Anonymous says:

    What a great giveaway!

  281. Adam Thielsen says:

    This looks awesome!

  282. Anonymous says:

    wants it

  283. Randal Bradakis says:

    Another fantastic product giveaway! I love this stuff.

  284. Michael Phillips says:


  285. Mike Burr says:

    Does Gem come with it, or just the Holograms?  :-D 

  286. Richard Holmes says:

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  287. Anonymous says:

    Great gift for a geek in my life.

  288. Kathy Tappan says:

    Yes indeedy holgrams are awesome.

  289. Sherm Elliott says:

    I want it.

  290. michael says:

    very nice

  291. Jason White says:


  292. David Resseguie says:

    Cool! Would love to try this with some of the toy robots I collect. :)

  293. Anonymous says:

    Too bad that tiny car doesn’t come with the kit!

  294. Anonymous says:


  295. Rick Smith says:

    I want to win.

  296. Clemens Jaeckel says:

    OMG I soooo need this !

    Why ?
    Because it’s Holograms. Dah :D

  297. David Carley says:

    Count me in.

  298. Nate says:


  299. Gary Sinclair says:

    That’d be pretty awesome

  300. Anonymous says:

    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.

  301. Harley Pebley says:

    This would be cool for a photography adult ed class I’ll be teaching.

  302. Anonymous says:

    aaawesome. do want.

  303. Anonymous says:

    This would be cool to mess around with.

  304. Christian Carl Brink says:

    Awesome giveaway. Thanks

  305. Mike Marbut says:


  306. Jules McNubbin says:

    that is awesome! i want one!

  307. Joel Smith says:

    Holograms are cool. I’d have to give this one to my buddy Jack, though. He’s into holograms.

  308. Liam Strain says:

    Very cool! Great giveaway!

  309. KB9ZWL says:

    Holograms would be fun to try.

  310. Andrew says:

    This certainly looks interesting and fun!  Thans for the giveaway!

  311. Anonymous says:

    This would be a great project to do with my 7 year-old son! 

  312. Anonymous says:

    fun fun!!

  313. Derek Martin says:

    I don’t know where I am!

  314. Mr. Glass says:

    oooh, shiny.

  315. Nonya says:

    It’s all about the holograms, baby…

  316. Bryan Currey says:

    Way Cool !!

  317. Joe Monti says:

    Wow, nice

  318. Sirpa-Leena Unelma says:

    Sounds fun, I’m in!

  319. Beth Ann says:

    Looks like something fun to play around with on craft night!

  320. Kris Koskelin says:

    My boys would love to make a hologram dinosaur, robot, train, wild cat (or anything else they can think of).

  321. Sergio Merino says:

    This has potential!

  322. Anonymous says:


  323. watersofmarch says:

    i would love to experiment with this! thanks!

  324. Buddy Smith says:

    in for 3!

  325. Patrick Tait says:

    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. 

  326. Anonymous says:

    This is my 1986 dream come true!

  327. Jason Greskoviak says:

    I did this 15 years ago! it was awesome then, and it still is.

  328. Stelios Serghiou says:

    Interesting. I would love to try

  329. Anonymous says:

    I tried making a hologram in high school 25 years ago and it didn’t work out. I’m finally ready to try again.

  330. Anonymous says:

    I used to work at a hologram store.  this would be rad to try out.

  331. Ali King says:

    The perfect way to immortalize my movember ‘stache!

  332. Peter Fleck says:

    This is definitely for the 21st Century!

  333. Jayme says:

    The universe is a hologram

  334. Michael Spurlock says:

    Holograms have come a long way in the last 25 years. To get that kind of definition used to take a bench eight times that size.

  335. Kristi Stricklin says:

    Great for my engineering classes!

  336. Gayle Hanson Martin says:

    I’d love one of these! Very cool

  337. Tobias H. Alvarez says:

    I wish I’d win it.

  338. Kit-A-Day Giveaway: DIY Hologram Kit Rachel K. says:


  339. Gregory Pronovost says:

    This is a great giveaway.

  340. Paige Gyldersleve says:

    My daughter would love this.

  341. Overlord73978 says:

    I want one!

  342. Anonymous says:

    pick me

  343. Mark Hanford says:

    Like I don’t already have enough problems discerning reality…

  344. John Schuch says:

    Happy Holidays Make!

  345. Anonymous says:

    If the 3rd dimension is just a quantum holographic projection of the 2nd, what does that make these holograms?

  346. marshall miller says:


  347. Mark VandeWettering says:

    If I had a DIY hologram kit, I’d be as cool as the Doctor (on Voyager, not Doctor Who).

  348. Doug Johnson says:

    This is amazing. Me want!

  349. BJ Taylor says:

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

  350. Whitney Powell says:

    Oh, the possibilities!

  351. Todd Walden says:

    I took two classes on making holograms YEARS ago.  I never tried it.  This would be an awesome opportunity!

  352. Irwin Bautista says:

    save me obi wan.

  353. Owen Collins says:

    This would be awesome. I just might make a hologram of 3d glasses.

  354. Lochie Ferrier says:

    Please pick me.

  355. Shane Byars says:

    My kids would love this.

  356. duncancreamer says:

    Wait, I could make a hologram at home? Nifty, I’m in! 

  357. Chris Saenz says:

    Me! Me! Pick Me!

  358. Britt Michelsen says:

    Yes, please. Tis kit is really awesome!

  359. keith corcoran says:

    sure. why not.

  360. Mike Douglas says:

    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.

  361. Eric Haines says:

    Well, of course I could use this, so I’ll comment. To be truly meta, I’d like to take a 3D printer model I’m making and turn it into a hologram.

  362. Joe Crop says:

    Wow, I didn’t even know something like this even exists!

  363. Travis Tidmore says:

    This is Awesome, was just reading about Holograms this morning.

  364. Sean Swehla says:

    looks neat

  365. Edgar Armenta says:

    That’s so cool

  366. Wildseyed Cabrer says:

    I want this one!

  367. derek schulman says:

    This is really neat-o.  I can’t wait to lace up my roller skates again.

  368. Anonymous says:

    Little clay monsters captured as holographic images….awesome.

  369. Randy Beaman says:

    I have that exact Hotweel on my desk “Sooo Fast”, only in flat black with pinstripes.

  370. Wehaf Urchiken says:

    Does this come with Jem, too?

  371. Anonymous says:

    these things are so cool!

  372. Anonymous says:

    Very cool – I remember the first hologram I ever encountered – on a National Geographic cover…

  373. Anonymous says:

    cool kit!

  374. T Kalei Awana says:

    This looks like a cool kit.  I hope someday Make gives away a holodeck kit.  Make it so! :D

  375. Brad Trotter says:


  376. Beth Hale-Oliveira says:

    That’s so cool- I want one!

  377. Kevin Luck says:

    Cool. Would love to have one.

  378. Bailey Mader says:

    This would be so fun to play with!

  379. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to…
    …make a hologram of a hologram.
    …make a hologram of a mirror.


  380. Heather Comeau says:

    Very, very cool.  Would love this as a project for my husband for xmas.  He would get a real kick out of it.

  381. Anonymous says:

    I would love to play around with one of these!

  382. Anonymous says:

    Good thing to do with my geeklets. 

  383. Cindy Marlatt says:

    OMG yes!  So cool!!!

  384. Adam Kavan says:

    My son would love this!

  385. Anonymous says:

    PLEASE!! awesome.

  386. Chris Knight says:

    Awesome!  The future is now!

  387. Salil Phadnis says:

    Pick me. Pick me.

  388. Mark Creelman says:

    Oh wow

  389. Mason Stone says:

    One step closer in my quest to create my own doppelganger!

  390. Karen Hart Moore says:

  391. Francis Miller says:

    I would use this to scare people. But probably just dogs.

  392. Anonymous says:

    My Physics teacher in college made one of these in class.  I was jealous.  I want one. 

  393. Anonymous says:

    Count me in!

  394. Brad Parks says:

    This is pretty cool.  It’s a fun time to be alive.

  395. Anonymous says:

    Excellent!  That should entertain kids and adults alike.

  396. Angela Marchuk says:

    My boys would love this!

  397. Ken Bowley says:

    One of these DIY Hologram Kit’s would be great for working with my 4 year old daughter!

  398. Daniel says:

    count me in

  399. Joan Erik Spangler says:

    Thats pretty cool

  400. Craig Bankston says:

    Ok, that’s pretty sweet.

  401. Jes Ross says:

    love this!

  402. Eric says:

    Count me in, I would love this…I’ve had an idea for several years that fit this perfectly..

  403. Jordan B says:

    2 dimensions appearing to be 3d!

  404. Anonymous says:

    Holograms are very 2011

  405. Ken Junkins says:

    I explored Holograms so many years ago with stuff from Edmunds Scientific. It would be so cool to do my own!

  406. Joshua Stoll says:

    Kits are cool

  407. Greg Treseder says:


  408. Anonymous says:

    I have never made a Hologram before. How cool!

  409. Kelly H says:

     I have the perfect use for this

  410. Cyndy says:

    Wow! This is the second coolest prize yet!!

  411. Anonymous says:

    holograms, thank you!

  412. Glen Sawyer says:

    Awesome. I remember the first National Geographic hologram cover a few decades ago.

  413. butch seibert says:

    This would be awesome! It’d be hard to decide what to image.

  414. Erik Keilholtz says:

    The cat will find this almost as amusing as I will find watching him trying to figure out a hologram.

  415. JD Wallace says:


  416. Anonymous says:

    I was a terrible boy this year, but a very good girl. Go figure.

  417. Anonymous says:

    First time I heard the word, I thought they were saying “hollow gram”. ;)

  418. Rhombi Terrier says:

    Woof!  Please enter me.

  419. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like fun

  420. Yan Min Hong says:

    me me me me me….

  421. Anonymous says:

    I’ve wanted to make a hologram for Years.

  422. Colin McGregor says:

    Looks really neat…

  423. Anonymous says:


  424. Anonymous says:


  425. Aaron Tuckwood says:

    Very cool!

  426. Kate Plajer says:


  427. Jose Jasso says:

    looks like fun

  428. Jeff Wagner says:

    I shall compress reality into two dimensions!

  429. Sarah Frost says:

    So last century (I want one.)

  430. Nathan Llewellyn says:

    Count me in!

  431. LeslieC says:

    Pick me, pick me, pick me.

  432. Anonymous says:

    So.  Cool.  Holograms will never go out of style.

  433. Kris Swanson says:

    Pretty cool, would love to try it out!

  434. Richard Kirkpatrick says:

    Can I haz a DIY hologram kit?

  435. Anonymous says:

    Here we go again….fingers crossed…

  436. jbr123 says:

    Very cool. Would like to give it a try.

  437. shawn covely says:

    This would be awesome!

  438. Anonymous says:

    It is so cool that you can do this with just a solid state laser.  Neato. 

  439. Ben Kasava says:


  440. Kurt Or LaZann Eilander says:

    Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.

  441. Bart Patrzalek says:

    Wonder what cool images i can make with this

  442. Tom Stearns says:

    My son would love to make holograms!

  443. Anonymous says:

    Lets make 3d one sided objects XD

  444. Andrew Dragunas says:

    Pick me!

  445. PJ Perfetti says:


  446. Chris Spurgeon says:

    Hook a brother up.

  447. Teresa Gadda says:

    It would be fun to learn how to make these!

  448. Tom Warin says:

    I like.

  449. Domonkos Varga says:

    I would want a Maker bot.

  450. Jared Grieve says:

    With this maybe I can be as cool as Kurt Russell in Escape From LA

  451. Danny Zinck says:

    me me me!

  452. Anonymous says:

    I’d love to win a kit for my geeky guy. He’d feel real special when Christmas got here.

  453. Harvey Summers says:

    This is at the very top of my Christmas list! #2 on the list… the accessory kit! There is no #3!

  454. Anonymous says:

    Alright now this would be awesome

  455. Ryan Slaugh says:

    I made these kinds of things in High School…too fun!

  456. Tony Sharpe says:

    This would Make a great gift.

  457. Zak Dutton says:


  458. Anonymous says:

    My kids would have the best school projects with this!

  459. all mine says:


  460. Anonymous says:

    Awesome, I took a holography class in college.

  461. Vera Sarqozy says:

    Awww!!! I want one!!!! :))

  462. Patrick Malone says:

    Id be like Jordi LaForge with one of those!

  463. Brian Mitchell says:

    super cool

  464. Bill Wlodarczyk says:

    I want this so bad!!!

  465. fluxivit y says:

    I will make a hologram of the kit.

  466. James Carey says:

    We are almost caught up with early Sci-Fi books.

  467. Michelle Sullivan Goldsmith says:


  468. John Kicklighter says:

    Nice Kit!

  469. John Doucet says:

    laser, awesome!

  470. Heather Wilbanks says:

    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.

  471. Brett Fieber says:

    This is cooooool

  472. Lance Peterson says:

    Like to win this, I would. Make better 3D than Lucas, I promise.

  473. Ryan Hendrickson says:

    entering in.

  474. April Pettit Heilman says:

    this looks like fun.  Boys wonder if it’s like the How Its Made Video

  475. Arduino Boy says:

    Looks cool

  476. Metrix Create:Space says:

    Wonder how big can you get litholo films?

  477. Eric Thompson says:

    Looks like fun.

  478. Jay says:

    Wow! Yes!

  479. Yakov Grinberg says:

    I would like to win this!

  480. Michal Chamedes says:

    Sweet, I could use one of these. Avatar all over again….

  481. Anonymous says:

    This looks like a lot of fun!

  482. pete_hardie says:

    Cool – holograms are keen!

  483. Ernest Friedman-Hill says:

    Holograms are cool! People might like them!

  484. Patrick Rogers says:

    I thought you needed a giant laser to make a hologram?

  485. Bruce Cowan says:

    I want this!

  486. Sean Hannam says:

    This is too cool-…and would look good on my desk (hint hint).

  487. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for doing this!

  488. Jake Galuga says:

    …and you don’t even need horrible glasses.

  489. Sean Fottrell says:

    Hologram in an hour. Terrific!

  490. Heather Drinkwater says:

    Holograms! Cool!

  491. Tracy Dryden says:

    This is really cool!

  492. spdbmp says:

    I can see it now…

  493. Anthony Murillo says:

    I’ve got some things I’d love to make a hologram pic of! Give me this prize please.

  494. Tod Stetson says:

    hollow grahams! how do they work? no one knows!

  495. Anonymous says:

    Yay! Holograms!

  496. Anonymous says:

    hologram time

  497. Anonymous says:

    Oh, I want to win!

  498. William Collins says:

    pick me!

  499. Aaron Cox says:

    This looks so cool!

  500. Anonymous says:

    Holograms rock!

  501. Mike Parks says:


  502. Peter Natale says:

    that would be really cool to play with!!

  503. Matthew Blasczak says:

    Wow … I have wanted a hologram kit for years now.  I hope I win!  It would be fun, but a learning experience for the kids also.  I hope they are ready for lessons on constructive and destructive interference.

  504. Anonymous says:

    cool kit

  505. Bcook65 says:

    Holorific.. Always wanted to make one.. or two.. or more…

  506. John Bodkin says:

    pick me please!!

  507. Anonymous says:


  508. Anonymous says:

    yeah hologram

  509. Jeremie Santos says:

    This would be cool to win

  510. Seth Winsor says:

    I would like one.

  511. Daniel says:

    looks awesome

  512. Anonymous says:

    I have always liked holograms

  513. Stephanie Hamilton says:

    Awesome holograms!!

  514. Anonymous says:


  515. Christopher Cimiluca says:

    I want this.

  516. Anonymous says:

    So many possibilities….

  517. Anonymous says:

    Very cool kit. Looks like a lot of fun.

  518. Chris Pilla says:


  519. Anonymous says:

    Barbie and Ken would look cool on hologram.

  520. William Stepler says:

    Holograms are awesoe

  521. Robert Thompson says:

    Love it! Make is the best! 

  522. Anonymous says:

    So Cool!

  523. Anonymous says:

    I feel like a shadow.

  524. Anonymous says:

    If only I were 3D.

  525. John Williams says:

    I see in 3D.

  526. Rob Maxwell says:

    Very cool!

  527. J.c. Sommerman says:

    wow i wish it was a “holodeck” kit!

  528. Nancy Martin Robertson says:

    WOW – this looks awesome!

  529. Glenn Robertson says:

    I would love to win this!

  530. Ken Wade says:

    One of those things I’ve always wanted to do…

  531. Greg says:

    Holograms and lasers.  Oh my.

  532. John W says:

    Cool stuff!

  533. Wild Roo says:

    Sweet – I’d love to make holograms!

  534. Kevin Hope says:

    Entering for the give-away!

  535. Antonio Robbins says:

    Crazy – I was just checking these out! I’ve always loved these over the crappy ones made now and it’d be awesome to be able to make them myself!

  536. Anonymous says:

    Wow, this hologram is totally cool! Would love to play with this!

  537. Marshal Graham says:

    Very cool, I’ve never made a hologram.

  538. Shawn Myers says:


  539. nstalsworth says:

    I’ll give it a shot!

  540. Jordan Johnsen says:

    This would be a cool present for my son. Or myself.

  541. Sarah Graham says:

    My son would love this!

  542. Rohan Bhandari says:

    Fingers crossed!

  543. Joseph Driscoll says:

    3D is NOT a fad!

  544. Keith Pimmel says:

    Looks cool!

  545. Kayla Bayens says:

    This always makes me feel like I’m in a SciFi movie when I talk about these.

  546. Stephen Bentley says:

    I wouldn’t mind getting into some hologram action.

  547. Pam Weiner says:

    This looks AMAZING!!! My parents have a bunch of holograms in their house and I always loved them!

  548. Anonymous says:


  549. Anonymous says:

    Looks like fun!

  550. Michael Lavin says:

    Looks like an amazing kit!!!

  551. Logan Boespflug says:

    I hope Santa sees this on my Christmas list

  552. Phillip C Reed says:


  553. Dennis Ames says:

    ooohh  Pick me please

  554. Todd Rook says:

    This looks like a lot of fun.

  555. Anonymous says:

    will this make a hologram of the 3d printer?

  556. Cindy Woolworth says:

    i shall crochet kodama and their hologram will live among my plants.

  557. Anonymous says:

    Holograms, eh?  I certainly do miss the 80’s (well, at least the holograms on everything)

  558. Kevin says:

    I’m floating.

  559. EJ Strauss says:

    Yes, please!

  560. Anonymous says:

     I’d be cool with this as long as none of the holograms become self aware, start causing havoc in the real world, and end up having to be tricked into entering an alternate hologram that seems real enough to placate them.

  561. Anonymous says:

    OOH! Dibs! And Dibs on the next 3d printer that shows up :V There, now that that’s settled, I can continue my plans for world domination. My plan that relies criticly on holograms and 3d printing, yessss……

  562. Theresa Hom says:

    holograms cool!!

  563. Anonymous says:

    Holograms are cool!

  564. Tyler Hoyt says:


  565. Marni Greene says:

    I love holograms!

  566. Danielle Yu says:

    This would be awesome. Maybe I could view my 3D models using this hologram kit

  567. Greg Gladish says:

    Lovin’ holograms.

  568. Anonymous says:

    Please! Please! Please!

    Because my son would love it (and his old man, too.)

  569. Doug says:

    I would love to get my hands on this 

  570. Anonymous says:


  571. Summer Chen says:

    These look amazing.

  572. Sarah Brads says:

    My son would LOVE this!

  573. Ryan Holler says:

    My 10-year-old past self’s head just exploded at the possibilities of this kit.

  574. Randy Bredell says:

    Can I make a hologram of a black hole to see if 1/2 the virtual particles are not annihilated?

  575. Kira Ford says:

    first desktop, then hologram night clubs, then holodecks….. so excited. 

  576. Izu Watanabe says:


  577. Anonymous says:

    log me in

  578. Anonymous says:

    This could be fun!

  579. Scott Martel says:

    Until 12 PST ehh? That means I’ve got a few hours before I have to comment here… Just gonna sit back and relax… kick my feet up maybe

  580. John Sackey says:

    Totally not a holodeck

  581. Travis Dahl says:

    It’s definitely cool, but I’m not sure what I would make a hologram of…

  582. Kate Baker says:

    Woohoo! This is nifty. 

  583. Anonymous says:

    This is awesome

  584. DakotaE says:

    I could so see myself trying to hack this! (and probably fail, but hey)

  585. Anonymous says:

    This would be really cool to try!

  586. Edward Shin says:

    I’d like one!

  587. Roger Romani says:


  588. Kandapa Elliott says:

    My hubby would love this.

  589. Anonymous says:

    Have been wanting to experiment with holograms for years.

  590. Anonymous says:

    The example just has me thinking of all the cool things I could do with my hotwheels….

  591. Dean Ansley says:

    A chance to win and make a 3D logo or something cool. :D

  592. Carl Price says:

    This one looks like fun, I’m in

  593. Michael says:

    This is awesome! could drive the photography students at college crazy!

  594. Daniel Wright says:

    This could be a fun project for us. My son and I both like just about anything to do with lasers, and holograms are cool!

  595. Paul Kools says:

    I remember hologram kits from 1970’s Edmund’s Scientific catalog in the multi-hundred dollar range, but most of that money went into the laser. This looks really cool.

  596. Roland Blais says:

    I’ve been wanting to make holograms since the early 80’s – now it looks like I’ll be able to!

  597. KY says:

    Oh man, I would totally make a holo out of my model Gundam or Zoid

  598. Anonymous says:

    That’s would be the greatest christmas gift i could expect
    Thank you for such a nice offer
    Have a nice day

  599. Kevin Hoang says:

    This is Awwwsome~~~~ 

  600. glenn gass says:

    Hologram Great!

  601. Ashley Huxley says:

    Been interested in holography since I was a kid, never made one though!

  602. Georgi Hadzhigeorgiev says:


  603. KJ Blunt says:

    What a fantastic kit. 

  604. Anonymous says:

    That would be awesome to have

  605. Anonymous says:


  606. Anonymous says:

    I am fresh out of witty comments.

  607. Ben Kasava says:

    i am sorry if i commented already, if i did, please ignore this post. (i dont see my coment, so i dont think i have)

  608. George McConnell says:

    I’d love this kit to show my kids at the Afterschool Program I run! Actually, I’d like any of the kits! Kids love these things and so do I! =)

  609. Albert Choy says:

    I wouldn’t mind being able to make holograms of stuff…

  610. Damian McCrea says:

    This would be fun for my kids

  611. Elizabeth Chandler McCrea says:

    My boys would LOVE this!

  612. Brent Michalski says:

    Looks very cool!

  613. Corri Cole says:

    I have no reason for wanting this save its intrinsic awesomeness.

  614. Anonymous says:

    Yes, please!

  615. Matt Morgan says:

    Would love to win one of these!

  616. Ralph Tullo says:

    I would love to have one of these!

  617. Dougal Campbell says:

    My kids would think this was the shizzle. We’ve got a six-year-old daughter who, for some reason, is obsessed with giant lasers. “I’m going to use a Giant Laser to get my toy back! Dad… Can you build me a Giant Laser?”

  618. Josiah Ritchie says:

    I’ve meant to study holograms and how they worked since I was a kid…

  619. James Clawson Jr. says:

    Nice…I want one.

  620. Scott Schuetz says:

    Kids (and dad) would love one of these!

  621. Lee Sherman says:

    pick me please

  622. Anonymous says:

    Love this!

  623. Melissa Blythe says:

    oh yes please, thank you!

  624. Marcus Porter says:

    pew pew!

  625. Christopher Yu says:


  626. John Janhonen says:

    Please. Please. Please. Please.

  627. chikfender says:

    That’s really neat! 

  628. Kathy Wu says:

    I don’t really know what I would do with this but I’m sure I’ll figure something out

  629. Nilit Muley says:

    This looks like Fun!

  630. shaun lamont says:

    i want to test he hologram…cut it into many pieces, and each piece should have a mini hologram…

  631. Mark & Natalie Gore says:

    This would open up a whole different direction for me. 1 please

  632. slightlya says:

    Belize gained independence from the UK on September 21, 1981.

  633. Arthur Ganger says:

    I have always wanted to see one of these holograms up close… it’s a little bit mind-screwy to think about how they work!

  634. Anonymous says:

    This would be alot of fun. One please.

  635. Gareth Branwyn says:

    The comments to this day’s (Thurs) giveaway are now closed.

  636. Randy Johnson says:

    This makes me think of that old National Geographic cover.

  637. Islam Safir says:

    maybe this time

  638. Daniel says:

    3D on 2D!

  639. Charles Raimondi says:

    Great way to tie together the light unit for my physical science class.

  640. Ethan Dicks says:

    This looks like a great idea for a class for our local hackerspace, The Columbus Idea Foundry!

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