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Virtual Reality Goggles for Android Smartphone

by Croccy22, published

Virtual Reality Goggles for Android Smartphone by Croccy22 May 24, 2013

Description

After looking around the MTBS3D Forums I stumbled across a design of a 3D printable mask to allow you to use your Android phone as a VR 3D HMD. (Original can be found here: durovis.com/index.html).

I liked the idea behind this but after printing the actual device there was a few bits that I didn't get on with so decided to start playing with Google sketchup to come up with my own version.

I printed this out on a RepRap so should print out fine on any 3d printer. You can then use the native Android Demos from the OpenDive website. Or you canuse the Vireio Perception drivers along with FreePIE and Splashtop to stream PC games to your phone in 3D with headtracking (This is not as good as a proper HMD such as the Oculus Rift but it does work!!)

This was designed to be used with my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. But it should work with any Android Smartphone of a similar size.

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Great to read your message ! Hope to see your new release soon ! This one is already excellent ! Thanks for your work !
I've actually got a much better version which I use at home but haven't had chance to upload it yet. The new version holds the phone using a plastic holder, also the curve is less pronounced so it fits much better. Once i'm completely happy with it I'll get it uploaded.
Rubber band attachments were a poor choice IMO, I'd much rather prefer a plastic holder. Face plate is too curved for the faces of the five people I've let try them. Needs to be printed with at least 20% infil and needs work to be a great print.

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Instructions

This is fairly simple to build.

Print out the main body, The lens holder and 2 of the Head Clips.

You will need 2x 25mm Lenses (Something like the ones you get out of toy binoculars). I actually got mine out of a telescope eyepiece. You can also purchase a pair of lenses from the opendive website. You may need to sand the lens holes down slightly to get a tight fit for your lenses.

I have included the google sketchup files so if you need to modify the size of the holes for the lenses you can. You can also change the IPD to match your own so 3D viewing will be better.

Once you have printed the part, just put them all together and use 2 elastic bands to hold your phone.

Use 2 M3x20mm nuts and bolts to hold the lens holder in place once you have adjusted the focus to match your lenses. Then attach and elastic fabric band to use as a head strap.

I also used some 13mm Draft excluder to pad out the edges of the item so it doesn't damage your phone or your face!! :-)
Rubber band attachments were a poor choice IMO, I'd much rather prefer a plastic holder. Face plate is too curved for the faces of the five people I've let try them. Needs to be printed with at least 20% infil and needs work to be a great print.
I've actually got a much better version which I use at home but haven't had chance to upload it yet. The new version holds the phone using a plastic holder, also the curve is less pronounced so it fits much better. Once i'm completely happy with it I'll get it uploaded.
Great to read your message ! Hope to see your new release soon ! This one is already excellent ! Thanks for your work !
should make it with a customizer. the only problem i see is im not sure my lenses will fit so to adjust lens size and to adjust center of the lenses for the fact that people have different distances between puples love your design and focusing method. looks a hell of a lot better than those sticks that poke out.
Thanks for the comments. I've never looked at customizer yet so don't know how to use it. That's why I included the Google sketchup files so people can just edit it to change the size of the entire device or just the lenses etc. I suppose that relies on people knowing how to use sketchup but its pretty simple :-)
For anyone interested, I used the lenses out of these kid's binoculars and they work great. I'm not sure on their exact magnification and I have to get the lenses as close to my eyes as possible inside the goggles but they're crystal clear and better than waiting on German shipping...
http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Kid-Tough-Explorers-Binoculars/dp/B00CQHZ12W/
Mine showed up today, but how did you extract the lenses? I can't get the dang thing apart!
Sorry, I didn't get notified of your reply and just now saw it. Yeah, they fit into mine without modification but I glued the edges of the lenses directly onto the eyepiece. And as DoctorWoo said, since they're in the low range, you've got to place them on the eyepiece facing towards your eyes and then keep them slid as close to your eyes as possible. Then they should be clear and are on mine. If you want a picture, let me know... [email protected]
Thanks, I just ordered some of these to try. Do these lenses fit or does the holder need modification?
Running off of that: the ones in those are a 2.4x magnification. From what I have seen on other posts about the dive, it look like thats the lowest you want to be, highest being about 2.8x.
Nice thing! Unfortunatelly the goggles are way too small for my head. Does anyone know how to acess the measurements in Sketchup?
I've ordered these lenses - seems like these are the "original" Durovis lenses. I haven't received them yet, though, but the price is okay! amazon.de/Durovis-OpenDive-Lens-Kit/dp/B00COO64IC
Someone try this out with GyroTroller and an iPhone 5.
Going of of brandonros comment, they should. The lenses he used are 2.4x, those are sitting 2.5x
Is it possible to use this to view 3d movie other than youtube stereoscopic video. Any program to enable 3d movie to stereoscopic mode?
Opened it in Google Sketchup, works like a charm.
Hi! Nice design!
I'm trying to make very little modifications on your design using SketchUp 2013 and for some reason I cannot create an error-free STL Export. Even when I just move one face, the normals collapse and I cannot slice the file. What STL Exporter do you use for SketchUp 8 or 2013?
All I do it export it using sketchup and then upload it to cloud.netfabb.com. This then gives me error free STLs everytime :-).
Reminiscent of Nintendo Virtual Boy! I loved that damn thing.
All I do it export it using sketchup and then upload it to cloud.netfabb.com. This then gives me error free STLs everytime :-).
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