rEvolve- Headstrap for the HTC Vive

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rEvolve- Headstrap for the HTC Vive by SynergyWiz Nov 16, 2017
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rEvolve is a Vive accessory that provides a flip up display, perfectly centered weight distribution, and fits with a single grip. So putting on and wearing your Vive (Virtual Reality Headset) will be as effortless as wearing a baseball cap. Plus, you will enjoy more immersive VR with the increased field of view, and a hassle free audio experience now that the headphones are routed through the rEvolve.

More information about the rEvolve:

SynergyWiz Website


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Additional parts, assembly, and attaching your rEvolve

In addition to the 3D files, you will need three springs and padding to make the rEvolve function properly. If you do not want to make and purchase these yourself, you can purchase padding and springs (or a fully printed and assembled rEvolve) at http://www.synergywiz.com/revolve.

Once printed follow the instructions below to assemble your rEvolve:

Once assembled use the instructions below to attach your rEvolve:

Please Note: The front requires supports on the arms.

Spring sizes:
1 Small Spring
Wire (in.) 0.028
O.D. (in.) 0.187
Overall Length (in.) 1
Solid Height(in.) 0.48

2 Large Springs
Wire (in.) 0.026
O.D. (in.) 0.375
Overall Length (in.) 1.5
Solid Height(in.) 0.26

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what type of plastic should be used pla or abs and at what setting, what infill.

Perimeters, infill and other suggestions?

I'm printing in Simplify 3D and had problems with a gap in the twist-lock pins, and problems with some strange missing triangles in the large back piece that the "button" fits into.

Can’t wait to remix this !

very impresive headstrap,
i want to start printing it but i can't because i can't find this kind of springs on ebay.
can you please direct me to links to this springs so i can buy it online.
thank you

Sure thing, you can purchase the Velcro, padding and springs on our website at www.synergywiz.com/revolve.

I have printed this and assembled it all went well used cura to slice it comes up with a non manifold error but a repair option sorts it out, I used support bed only for the large front to support the arms.
Assembly went easy used my own springs I had a box full of odd springs.
things I would like to see.. I would like some adjustment on the angle of the HMD when I put mine on I cannot get it to sit flat on my face.
My head band is also a bit tight front to back but that could be my padding is too thick. Every time I flipped it up it popped the cover off the front of the HMD.
Overall a nice product and a big thanks for putting it on here for us to download and use free of charge.
for anyone wondering PLA it well strong enough, Printing done in ABS would have to be good because the tolerances are tight on some pieces.
Hope you don't mind an honest review.

Hi, Armoured Farmer. Thank you for a very informative review. I am totally new to the 3D printing scene with no experience yet. My friend has ordered a 3D printer and I hope to join in on the fun. I was wondering how much material is used to print this model? I mean, if i bring him a 1 kg spool of ABS 1,75 mm, would that be enough?
Thank you in advance.
Johnny (from Denmark).

Hi Johnny good to hear you and your friend are getting into 3d printing. A kilo spool would probably print 2 of these so no problems there. bed size of the printer is critical this only just prints on a 220 x 220 mm bed with about 3 or 4 mm on each side. George from UK.

€92 ($110) at a online 3d printing service.
Ist this usual? Are there cheap online services?

And my suggestion:
Build attachable/detachable big earphones. Like the original Vive de Luxe Audio Strap.
Only cases, but for good available earphone loudspeaker.
And outside with a shape, we could buy and use replacement coushions from a wide spreaded headphone.

This looks awesome. Thank you in advance. I've started printing this on a prusa i3 mk2. Onto second file now. Will report back my results once I'm done. (Going to be a while)
I'm using abs as pla will be a bit fragile.
I second bmanx2000's comment. Any any info on spring size would be greatly appreciated.
Hbadino. Are you generating support material? I have mine on as default for angles over 35° & not getting any problems yet.
EDIT: failure 6 hrs in. For some reason some supports would not transfer into the gcode. I couldn't work out why but once I split the file into pieces & redid the gcode, they were there.

What size are the springs? And what plastic should I use, just PLA?

Good catch I will put this in the main description.

1 Small Spring
Wire (in.) 0.028
O.D. (in.) 0.187
Overall Length (in.) 1
Solid Height(in.) 0.48

2 Large Springs
Wire (in.) 0.026
O.D. (in.) 0.375
Overall Length (in.) 1.5
Solid Height(in.) 0.26

Printer program complains that there are open curves in the first two files, so they can't be 3D printed.

We have used both MatterControl and Simplify 3D to print hundreds of these. Which slicer is giving you a problem?