Review: Utorch FY3D - Z1 Holographic Display LED Fan

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Review: Utorch FY3D - Z1 Holographic Display LED Fan

review example was provided by Gearbest

I couldn`t pick exact forum category for this review, so i post it here.

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Reviewed device has a long history, back in the beginning of 20th century the idea of spinning disk with holes was used for experiments of sending video signal.

Utorch FY3D – Z1 utilizes the same idea with spinning bar instead of disk. In the beginning of 2K i saw similar primitive stuff , that was LED clock, where some spinning part produced numbers hanging in the air. Back in those time it looked unusual and attractive.

Time goes by, and now we had 42cm spinning bar with 224 LEDs in Z1 version and 320 LEDs in Z2 versions. There are also biggger and a way more expensive version with 1m long bar.

Below i will review Z1 which is in reality Faryan being sold as Utorch. As long as price is good, who cares what name it has )

PACKAGE AND APPEARANCE

Long box doesnt astonishes with design, it is more “well, ok” rather than “wow!”. I think as device more relate to B2B rather then B2C, that is ok. When you buy thing for business, you don`t care about package design, you need working device.

As the main part of Z1 is spinning plastic bar, full of LEDs, package must provide safety for this part. And it does. Z1 is tightly placed between 2 foam rubbber halves. I have a feeling that i can kick package like soccer ball and nothing will happen.



Package incudes: 1 x Holographic Display, 1 x power adapter, 5 x Screws, wall mount, remote control, 4gb micro-SD with separate card reader.

And here how it looks like

Manufacturer claims 800 lum brightness. Well, all i can say is that i clearly see pic in the daylight,

The rest is obvious. Ther!e is a motor in the bottom part, that spins the bar, 1000 spins per minute \ 16.6 per second. With classical “frame by frame” movie that would lead to mmm…“twitching” as we need at least 24fps to provide smooth movement. But here picture changes with something loke vawe, and in each moment of time pic changes at the widht of LED. The rest of pic is the same, as human as has some momentum, we see this like smooth movement. As far as i understand, the same idea is used in modern LED projectors.

As i mentioned, here in 42cm long bar placed 224LEDs and in Z2 there are 320 of them , which should significatnly increase detalization. Nevertheless, i can say (and you can see it at video yourself) that even 224 LEDs gave picture clear enough for it`s advertising purposes. No small details like letters, but it can handle with about 10cm and larger numbers\letters. As i suppose that in real use device will be about 1-2 meteres away from human eye, it is definetely ok.


Frankly speaking, device look really simple. Just foundation with motor and spinning bar upon it. Looks simple, but i bet that there are a lot of hard work beside this simplicity. I tried to disassemble it, no succes. I unscrewed these 4 screwes and this just let plastic cover move up to spinning bar. So i assume i have to fully disassemble the last one to get to some detail which keeps pin and foundation.

So in situation of repair you have to consider this.

From one side that`s is good, because details are connected tightly and i dont see any tiniest backlash here. No bad sounds in work process, nothing bad at all.
Device looks simple, yes, but well build as well. That is all i can tell you without full disassembling (i`d try, but sure i will not be able construct it back -) )

I suppose that once you pay 300$ for this, chances that biuld quality is good are quite high.

what else. Z1 is NOT waterproof and is only for indooor use. Manufacturer said me they work on waterproof version as well. You can place device in some sort of box, like at photo below to keep it from water and, which is important as well, from fingers that i bet someone will poke to check if moving picture is really holographic or not. That would breake both finger and bar.


Power source gives 12v\3A and has about 1.5m cable length.


wall mount is simplest, but 100% reliable, it fits Z1 tightly.



HOW TO USE

Relly simple. Just plug power cable into device, press button on the remote controle and enjoy. 2nd button will turn Z1 off. On\Off, that`s it.
Z2 has wi-fi connection, so i think there will be an opportunity to use some app to choose picture.

But for advertising needs that is ok anywhere, you just upload your hamburger\logo and something like this, and let it move endlessly in air.

How to convert your pic\video\GIF into *.BIN file that this device understand? I mentioned 4gb microsd that included in package, there is folder with software.
copy it anywhere, open and just import file you need. Then zoom in\out to adjust size to 42cm and click “ok”. Then you only need to set cycle number and choose whether you want to upload it to SD separately or as big *.BIN file with other converterd pics.

There is a simple text\graphic redactor pard in this programme. it will be enough in need to make rotating words.
See final part of video i included it there.


Z1 in work

again, 1000 spins per minute, 16.6 per sec.

See video, you`ll see there demo file being played and some GIFs that i converted. I simple searched for “3D gif” and found a lot. BTW, be sure backgground is black or transparent to maximise “holographick” feeling. You cannot see a movie with Z1, but it`s purpose is another and for it – Z1 does it`s job! 155 degrees FOV is enough for giving feeling that moving picture is hanging in the air.

I hope that in next decade we`ll finally come to this:

But now we`ve got what we`ve got and that is cool as well. I seriously think that as a demo-device, advertising 3d projector it`ll draw attention of customers to your selling point or store.

See my video review to check how it performes.


feel free to ask any question.

FY3D-Z1 at Gearbest with discount code GB11FAN price will be 299.99$

FY3D – Z2 (the same size, but additional wi-fi and 320led VS 224 of Z1) with discount code FY3D price will be 399.99$

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Edited by: Narmattaru on 04/02/2018 - 10:48
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Nice review, thanks! Big Smile

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Cool thing, thanks for the review. But indeed too expensive for a toy at home.

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well, it is intended not to be a home toy device, it`s useless at home.
that is a business stuff, for advertising. and in this case price is ok.

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Thanks for the review. Interesting device and display effect.

It reminds me of similar led bars that can be attached to a bicycle wheel to produce 2D images while you’re riding. This one looks finer and more advanced – or maybe it’s something completely different?

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a cool toy for adult Silly

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patmurris wrote:
Thanks for the review. Interesting device and display effect.

It reminds me of similar led bars that can be attached to a bicycle wheel to produce 2D images while you’re riding. This one looks finer and more advanced – or maybe it’s something completely different?


it’s an advance version, it has more many leds( higher resolution), has a software and hardware to display video(or gif i guess)

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Hello,

I’ve got the fan and when I import pictures, videos or gifs to the SD card, it doesn’t show them properly – I can distinguish there are some parts from the imported stuff but the picture is very unclear.

The SD card and the hologram fan work properly – the gifs which are on the card from factory work well.

Of course the manual is very straightforward and tried many things many times – creating DIY project also and pictures, videos or gifs as I mentioned above.

I wonder is there any hidden (from manual) detail in the process which I didn’t take in look?

Thank you!

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gamarjoba!

i dont think that i can add anything to manual, it`s really simple.

may be problem is in those files you try to export to fan?

i downloaded some GIFs, righht from the google search results, they worked perfectly right from the start.

try to ask manufacturer, sales@ele-b2b.com, send him your file
they may help

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That is a very cool device. I assume the images look better and smoother in person than they do in the video. It kind of blows my mind how neat and realistic it seems. It’s like true 3D. Then again, it also shows how easy it is to trick the human brain. LOL.

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Narmattaru,

Thanks for reply,

I have downloaded “360DS Hologram fan” from the web, the SD card didn’t include the soft, but how can I see from your post it seems exactly the same.
But I have one suspect if the software might be faulty, can you please upload your software on a drive or check the software I have downloaded for me?

This is the link I downloaded from: http://www.360digitalsignage.com/files/software-hologram.zip

I’ll write the support meanwhile,

Thanks for help!

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hope it`ll help

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The software is slightly different but the result is the same,

Thank you anyways!

Hope support will help.

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That is cool Wink . My first thought was Halloween pranks Evil . Great review !

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Hello friend. Gongratulations for great review. I have one question if possible. I saw you checked hologram effect with device behind glass. Did 3d picture or video get through glass with or without quality view problems? I have retail store and interested in using one behind store window to show 3d effect outside of window in the street in front.. do you thing it can work like this..? Thank you in advance. Greetings from beautiful Greece to all.

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hi

i didnt check it behind glass.

but i strongly believe it supposed to be used this way to prevent touching spinning bar.
if glass is clear, i dont think there would be any trouble.

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I’m having trouble with this. When I use the software Hologram Display Ver_20170425_0.26_en.exe the results on the fan is always a white screen, All LEDS turn white and sometimes there is some flashing. The demo that came with the fan works well, but I cant create my own content. I have tried from GIFS, from MP4, AVI and from images (Jpeg and png), always the same result.

Anyone has any idea? Cant find any troubleshooting.

Would if be possible if anyone can upload all the files that came with the fan (for the software)? I’m not sure if it might be something corrupted with my original files.

Thank you very much in advance for the attention and advice.

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there should be link to archive with software in description of my video review

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Problem fixed. I used a different 4gb micro sd card other than the one that came with the fan, cleaned/formatted it and files “downloaded” to this card already worked perfectly fine. Thank you for the help!

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I just recieved my Hologram LED FAN yesterday.
I have installed in on a wall – it starts up with a white flower or something…? – then stops spinning at once and then flashing red, green and blue light. WHY ?
Is it not working??

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suppose that is because there is the only one file at SD card as an example
device shows this pic and stops.

try to upload more pics there

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Could anyone please share the software? I finally received it since a 6 months waiting and I so desperate to try it but it came without software.
Thanks, I will appreciate any help.

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jcmatoskx wrote:
Problem fixed. I used a different 4gb micro sd card other than the one that came with the fan, cleaned/formatted it and files “downloaded” to this card already worked perfectly fine. Thank you for the help!
sorry, in what system you format sd card? in FAT32, Ntfs or exFat? i have this problem, in display appear a exclamation icon and i can not view de files, i use two sd card and the problem still there. please help me, my e-mail is ezcenario.reg@gmail.com
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i, personally, dont remember exact file system. so mb you try new sd card formatted in NTFS \ Fat32? i suppose last one will work

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Hi, tnhs for answer me ! the Fat32 and exFAT system doesn’t work ! if i formatted my sd in exfat or Fat32 the leds don´t on but in but in NFTS i have an exclamation icon in the holographic display when is rotating even when the sd card is not in to the slot .

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Hey,

I recently bought one of these fans, think I paid around €100 for it. Has anyone ever thought to create a forum or facebook group for this software/Holographic Fans? For discussing the software/work arounds etc. I think it’d be very useful. I can’t find a newer version of this software by this or any other company, is there any developments? would be great to understand how the .bin files are made…….

The original post was made a while ago and I’d be interested to see have people made many developments with work flow and using one of these things. I found this PDF with a better detail of what formats it likes:
https://downloads.monoprice.com/files/manuals/612650_Manual_181024.pdf

I found this video with how to use the software, there’s some links in the comments for software etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeKdBAfLIAQ

Software link I found:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ph0u92d83vus3f/Hologram%20Display%20Ver_20170...

http://leadingf.cn/download/3D_Hologram_Fan_Display_Software_Download-en...

From what I can find “20170425_0.26” is the latest version of this software, if there is a newer one I’d love a copy…….

What would be helpful if people could post links to recent sites or places they’ve bought them in the US / EU etc. and information/software that they’ve been given for use with the fans

Thanks!

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Hola. Adquirí un FY3D Z2…PERO COMO LEI ANTERIORES POST..LA SD NO TRAJO SOFT. DESCARGUE LOS ACA OFRECIDOS. PERO EL ARCHIVO BIN.CUANDO LOS LEE APARECEN MANCHAS O TODO BLANCO…COMO QUE EL FORMATO NO SERIA EL CORRECTO.. LOS GRABO SOBRE LA MISMA SD DE 4 G QUE TRAIA EL PRODUCTO. POR FAVOR AYUDARME. GRACIAS

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Hello. Please helppp.. somebody know the password of the Software HOLOGRAM DISPLAY…. please help

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Hi Narmattaru,

I have same problem.
What kind of format type did you used?
Need a special type of SD card?

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