What is Google Cardboard?Launched six years ago, the Cardboard is a simplified VR headset design from Google. Upon its launch, Google had also open sourced its design which means anyone with the right equipment and materials can make their own Google Cardboard at home.
Things You'll Need
- Cardboard: a couple of sheets. Thickness depends on the weight of your phone, but a packaging box should be good enough
- Lenses: 45mm focal length lenses, or a DIY alternative made from plastic bottle, scissors, glue, a syringe, and some water as shown here or many other tutorials online, although it is advisable to get your hands on proper lenses
How to make itStep 1: Print the template from here: https://bit.ly/GCBTemp
Step 2: Paste the template on cardboard and cut it out.
Step 3: Fold the cardboard along the red lines and stick the light numbers on top of the dark ones
How to test itDownload the Google Cardboard app and follow the instructions on the app to start testing and using your VR headset
Experience moreYou can definitely take this further. For starters, Google's updated cardboard design comes with a capacitive touch button that adds interactivity to the headset. You can always add some glamour to your headset by adding colours. It's your VR so you get to experience it your way.
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