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"It was my preferred entertainment when I was a kid, so when I set out to be a writer, it was perfectly natural that I should write the sort of stories that I used to enjoy reading."
- John Brunner

Solido Projector  
  Projects 3-dimensional images.  

This device is used several times in Dune; in the quote given below, the Duke Atreides and his staff are in conference after taking the fief of Dune:

A solido tri-D projection appeared on the table surface about a third of the way down from the Duke. Some of the men farther along the table stood up to get a better look at it. Paul leaned forward, staring at the machine. Scaled against the tiny projected human figures around it, the [factory crawler] ... was basically a long, buglike body moving on independent sets of wide tracks.
From Dune, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Putnam in 1965
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The glossary of terms at the back of the novel states that a solido is a three dimensional image using the 360 degree image imprinted on a shigawire reel, adding that "Ixian solido projectors are commonly considered the best" - essential information for those of you shopping today on Ebay.

Compare to the solidograph from The Bureaucrat (1934) by Malcom Jameson.

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