File this one under smartphone hacks that are definitely unnecessary but insanely fun. When simple science meets smartphones, the result is a nifty little “hack” that can be performed in just a few minutes for less than $1 in supplies. In fact, this might be one of the coolest little iPhone and Android phone hacks we’ve ever seen, allowing you to transform any smartphone into a 3D hologram projector in no time at all.

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Using just a few cheap items — in fact, you definitely have almost everything you’ll need for this hack lying around the house — YouTube user “Mrwhosetheboss” will teach you how to transform your smartphone into a 3D hologram projector in a matter of minutes. This is definitely one of those hacks that is so simple and yet so cool that you just have to sit back for a moment and appreciate it.

Here are all of the supplies you’ll need:

  • Graph paper
  • A CD or DVD jewel case
  • Tape or super glue
  • A pen
  • Scissors
  • A sharp knife or a glass cutter
  • Your smartphone

Now that you have everything you need to perform this nifty little hack, sit back, press play on the YouTube video embedded below, and prepare to be wowed.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.