Darth Vader's Death Star Holographic Globe Created Using Raspberry Pi, Arrives On IOS

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A team from the University of Leeds has moved one step closer to recreating the kind of holograms seen in science fiction, creating a unique approach to this challenge and using one of the most iconic images of all time to demonstrate: The Death Star.

The POV Globe, created by the School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University, is a circular display housed in a globe of glass. The hologram is created by a ring of LEDs rotating at 300 revolutions per minute, giving off the effect.  Using a Raspberry Pi controller, fitted with a custom FPGS-based HDMI decoder, the group have been able to create one of the coolest hologram experiences we've seen in a long time.

Oh, I want one. “@CraigAEvans: You may like the Death Star 'hologram' project by my students using a Raspberry Pi pic.twitter.com/4C05ax6yHS

— Dara O Briain (@daraobriain) August 9, 2013

Even after received a stamp of approval from comedian Dara O’Briain on Twitter, the coolest bit lies in the hand of the user, as the hologram can be controlled from an iOS app.

"That's no moon."  Find out how it works from the team themselves down below.

Source: POV Globe