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"The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction. You look at the world around you, and take it apart into its components. Then you take some of those components, throw them away, and plug in different ones, start it up and see what happens."
- Frederik Pohl

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.


(Solido Projector from 'Dune' by Frank Herbert)

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
Additional resources -

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.

Here's a larger image of the projection itself:


(Factory Crawler from 'Dune' by Frank Herbert)

Compare to the solidograph from Gather, Darkness! (1943) by Fritz Leiber.

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