google cardboard turns smartphones into a virtual reality headsets
 
google cardboard turns smartphones into a virtual reality headsets
jun 27, 2014

google cardboard turns smartphones into a virtual reality headsets

google cardboard turns smartphones into a virtual reality headsets
all images courtesy of google

 

 

 

making virtual reality accessible to a wider audience, google has released a DIY, folding paper product they call ‘google cardboard‘, which attaches to smartphones and transforms them into a personal, low-cost VR headset. the enclosure is easy and inexpensive to create on your own, with downloadable files and templates available on the project site. the headset can be made from everyday items you can find in your garage, or even a pizza box. accompanying open software toolkit allows writing VR software as simple as building a web or mobile app. with the tech-cum-craft venture, google ‘hopes to encourage developers to build the next generation of immersive digital experiences and make them available to everyone.’

google cardboard transforms any smartphone into a virtual reality headset
the folded headset allows users to experience virtual reality through their smartphone

google cardboard transforms any smartphone into a virtual reality headset
the phone is held in place

google cardboard transforms any smartphone into a virtual reality headset
the device can be simply made with regular cardboard, even a pizza box

google cardboard transforms any smartphone into a virtual reality headset
directions indicate how to put together the headset

google cardboard transforms any smartphone into a virtual reality headset
the parts you need to create a pair

google cardboard transforms any smartphone into a virtual reality headset
‘google cardboard’ unfolds from this standard looking package

 

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‘google cardboard’ is a INDEX: design award 2015 finalist.

 

INDEX: design to improve life was created by denmark in 2002, with values and principles focusing on humanism, social understanding and democratic thinking. the nonprofit organization promotes the application of design and processes that improve vital areas of people’s lives worldwide by inspiring, educating and engaging.

  • Try to use some non wireless controllers. And also try to compare it to other suppliers like pcardboard.com
    They really sells glass high quality lens in KIT.

    JACK
  • I want to try Shadowgun VR, but it requires a bluetooth controller and my hands are already full with google cardboard. i bought it last week from googlecardboard.com .

    arohi

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