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DIY holograms: Make ghostly images with steam and mirrors

Need to send a secret message to a rebel base? Or maybe you'd like to give the impression your house is haunted? You can make your own holograms -- or rather, the illusion of them -- with these handy tips from YouTube sensation Joey "Shanks FX" Shenkenberg. There's the classic "Pepper's Ghost" technique that creates the illusion of someone in a room who's not really there. While it looks like a diorama, this is a great way to teach kids how to make a ghostly figure relatively easily. The technique is named after scientist John Henry Pepper, who popularized the effect. To create the illusion of a hologram, all you need is glass, mirrors, steam and a projector. When you light the background, it makes the hologram illusion even more believable. Read more via CNET.

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