Toggles are a 3D printed sleeve that goes over the top of your iPad Mini (4th generation). Combined with a viewer app, the Toggles allow you to split for screen into the top half for stereoscopic images, movies or VR. The bottom part of the screen can then be used for navigation, buttons, overhead views.
One of the biggest problems we have with Google Cardboard or other mobile VR viewers is that you are immediately inconvenienced with having an object strapped to your head and the ineffective ways to navigate within the 3D world you are peeking into. The Toggles keep things more casual and let you quickly click through locations.
Print 1 x of either the toggles.stl or the toggles-fun.stl (this has cartoon eyes and holes for easy access to the back).
Print 2 x ring_top.stl files. These are the snap on tops that keep the lenses secure.
If you want to have the cartoon eyes effect, print 2 x eyeball.stl and snap them into the back side holes. Print with different colored filament or paint for a desired effect.
Currently this Toggle supports the 25mm diameter 45mm focal length lenses that are common to Google Cardboard. About $7 usually on Amazon.
Assemble and then place your iPad in the Toggles from the bottom.
We've put together an initial movie viewer in Github that can be downloaded and compiled. It can be found here:
This viewer is based on nodejs, Ionic, Cordova and will compile as a hybrid iOS app in Xcode.
CONTRIBUTE TO MAKE IT BETTER
In the future, we are hoping that many contributors help by delivering open source software that can be used with these Toggles. Also we have plans for different bigger lenses and experimenting more with the aesthetics of the Toggles.
This is version one and we plan to be improving these over time. If you'd like to participate, please send us a note. We'd like to get a Unity driven application delivered to the community soon.
We will be documenting and expanding on the comments for these Toggles on our company site located here:
We believe these tablet goggles to have a powerful educational use and look forward to solutions that are built for them. Corporate folks who want to really stand out at an event. Get in touch.