Physics Dept. Demonstration Manual

DOP09 - Mirage and Micro Bank


To demonstrate "three-dimensional real images" and optical illusions

  • Mirage Model 2000
  • Micro Bank

MirageŽ produces a small, full-color hologram of natural, lifelike appearance, allowing 360-degree viewing.

To achieve these effects, the MirageŽ utilizes a patented technology of two concealed, opposing parabolic mirrors.

In overall appearance, MirageŽ resembles a small wok with a 2-inch circular opening in the top. The physical object to be converted to a hologram is placed in the concave center of the bottom mirror. A hologram instantly projects up through this aperature, appearing to the viewer as a truly solid object.

- It is powered by ambient light
- No film is neccessary
- Objects are rendered in full, natural color
- Objects may be easily changed
- Objects display lifelike, 3-D appearance
- Viewable from 360 degrees

Micro Bank

The coins pass through an incredibly narrow funnel and appear magically miniaturized.