How to Create 3D Television

Would you like to create 3d (stereo vision) television using any video camera and TV? You can create this neat effect. 3d television will impress your friends and relatives and can also make a great hook for clients or business partners.


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    Cut the wood to about 20 centimeter (7.9 in) long.
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    Place a mark halfway (the center).
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    Place 2 of the mirrors at 90 degrees to each other in the center lump of glue tack (inner mirrors).
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    Place the other 2 mirrors parallel to the center 2 about 3 centimeter (1.2 in) away. (outer mirrors).
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    Place the piece of wood with the mirrors on it in front of the camera lens so that the center of the the piece of wood lines up with the center of the lens.
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    While viewing the viewfinder, adjust the outer mirrors so they reflect the same thing on the two side of the viewfinder and you should see two images on the viewfinder next to each other.
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    Record for a few minutes {try to record some action that involves hand action like juggling or clapping so that there is movement in 3 directions, X Y AND Z
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    You will need to use the same setup of the 4 mirror to view the playback on your TV so move the piece of wood to in front of the TV.
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    Rest it on something so you can sit behind the mirrors while playing the recorded images place your nose up to the inner mirrors so each of your eyes is looking into a different mirror.
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    Adjust the outer mirrors so your right eye is looking at the right side of the tv and the left to the left.
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    You should see 1 image of your recording in 3d (good luck)
    • 3dtv mirror mount prototype 2
    • 3dtv image


  • You may need to secure the mirrors better than with glue tack
  • Adjusting all the mirrors is a bit tricky, so only move the mirrors slowly and try to keep them straight up and down, only rotate them side to side
  • If you like what you see build a better mirror mount


  • Be careful with the mirrors as they could break and cause a hazard.

Things You'll Need

  • Video camera
  • TV
  • 4 mirrors about 30 centimeter (11.8 in) by 50 centimeter (19.7 in)
  • A piece of wood
  • 4 lumps of glue tack
  • Tripod if you have one for the camera
  • Something to place the wood on at the same level as the camera lens

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