Focus VR

by FocusMediaGroup, published

Focus VR by FocusMediaGroup Oct 15, 2015

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Hi guys! :]
We would like to share with You our latest baby ;)
It's a 3D Virtual Reality Headset that's like no other!

In the era of super advanced gadgets like Oculus and Gear VR we have decided to go a little back in time to have an oldschool stereoscopic fun! You can create your own 3D images, print VR glasses and have a lot of fun!!!

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The design is super-simple. All the parts are almost 100% flat so everything is super-easy to print. The only parts we couldn't print by ourselves are a standard 25mm Google Cardboard VR lenses (easy to find on ebay...) and a couple of rubber bands :]


TIP 3: there are many other ways to create stereoscopic slides. In our work we used mainly professional 3D software such as Autodesk 3DS Max, Maxon Cinema 4D and Otoy Octane Render. However, internet is full of easy to use apps that will help you make your own creations such as 3defy (http://www.3defy.com)

You can see FVR in action here:
(polish is a beautiful language isn't it? ;)))

How I Designed This

We started our work with analisys of Google cardboard VR. It is a great tool however we wanted to create something a little bit different...

We wanted to bring back the excitement of childhood, retro, low-fi, stereoscopic gadgets ;)

Our goal was to create about 300 FVR units. Therefore we had to optimize the design in terms of cost effectivnes and prepare it to semi-mass production techniques. The hard part was to replace pretty expensive transparent slides with a standard paper printed photos. We achieved it by designing a light, open structure body.

After a number of handmade and digital prototypes we finally came up with a final design :]

It was a relatively short but very interesting and fun project :]

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And now the really fun part! You can do whatever You want with our FVR! Thanks to modular, non rigid, flexible design, one of our collegues managed to hack FVR by simply using larger rubber band! He showed us how easy it is to attach ANY KIND of smartphone and use FVR as a regular 3D VR glasses! You can use it in the same way as Google cardboard VR, Samsung Gear VR or anything else and experience VR apps, 360 degree movies, 3D content and more! :]

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This looks amazing, and it's obvious you put a lot of time into it! I'm starting to print the parts now, and I ordered some lenses from Amazon. Thanks for posting this! It's the only VR headset I've found that can fit on my printer's bed. (I intend to use this for VR with my OnePlus One)

Nice idea and design but how is it supposed to fit together? When printed the lens surrounds do not match the holes in the front plate so they need to be glued and do not sit flat. Also the slide tray parts need to be glued together?

You are absolutely right! I made a mistake :(
I've uploaded an old version of the "01AGLASSES base" part. I already replaced it with the new version (V2). Thank You Very Much! :]]]

Depending on the print quality LENS COVERS may indeed require a single drop of glue to stay together. As far as the side parts everything is hold together by rubber bands. No glue is required.

That's great thanks. Now what about the template for the pictures? Is that 3D printed or is it a graphics template? One is mentioned but nothing in the files? I am making this now. Cheers.

It is a graphics template. We've attached it in a photo section. You'll also find a 1:1 sample there - the one with a toy car :]

Hmmm... It seems - however - it is hard to download our slide template? We'll figure out how to attach it to Thingiverse in a different way...