VR Goggles remix Note 3, Note3 and other large phones Dive inspired

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VR Goggles remix Note 3, Note3 and other large phones Dive inspired by scvette Apr 23, 2014
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This is a remix of Croccy22's great VR googles made to fit the larger phones like my Samsung Galaxy Note 3, new Note 4 and other large screen phones including the IPhone 6 and 6Plus.
It took quite a bit of remodeling to fit the phone and then the face.
This VR Note 3 version uses the larger 1.5" lenses and modified holder made by tlalexander found here
Using these lenses taken out of a magnifier:
UltraOptix SV-2LPLED 7X Aspheric LED Lighted Magnifier.
Oculus DK2 now using same Samsung Note 3 screen and this is way better than the Google Cardboard


I printed all the parts on my Trinity Labs Aluminatus at large layer height of .300mm and a 0.75mm nozzle in black ABS. Bed attachment feet included in .stl models to keep model attached to bed, just trim off after printing with exacto knife.
Used hot melt glue gun to attach padding to phone and face side. Weather strip padding found at Home Depot works great.
On my version I used a 3mm brass hot set insert on the lenses bracket and a 3mm bolt with press on red thumb screw for adjusting the lenses position. The bracket bolt hole is sized just under 5mm diameter for the brass insert. A 5mm bolt may thread in without all the extra hardware.
1.5" elastic strap for the head band works good.
1.5" lens in UltraOptix SV-2LPLED 7X Aspheric LED Lighted Magnifier found many places on Internet.

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Sorry if I missed this info somewhere, I'm unfamiliar with most of the commercial models of phone vr hmd, does this work similarly to Google card with a magnet acting as a the input method?

*EDIT: I decided to not be lazy and investigate the dive unit, it seems it does. Does this include a way to mount said magnet? I did not see it in the description of this, or the model it's remixed from. Again, forgive me if I missed it, but I looked a few times. I plan on printing for Pokémon go, and I just want to confirm it has that functionality.


I'll probably be making it in the next few days, maybe weeks, I'm really lazy and the lenses you link will cost more than if I just buy a premade one and then I gotta assemble it, but it'll be worth it because I'll be able to walk around with a hunk of plastic on my face and say I printed it, also it won't look as weird to have printed accessories on a printed device. I have the asus zenfone 2 ZE551ML, very similar size.

I have 2 50mm lenses. Can i use them on this design?

Added Inventor v2.1 ".iv" and AutoDesk ".dxf" versions of the .stl

Is there any way someone can link the CAD files for this product? Looking to make a few modifications for personal use.

make one for iphone 4 plz!!!!!!

The original model http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:93460 that these googles were modeled from, should be very close to working with an Iphone 4. If it is still too large you could scale that model to like 90-95% for an even closer fit with the Iphone 4.

Virtual Reality Goggles for Android Smartphone

what lenses are you using?

I am using the 7x asherical lens found and cut out of this Amazon magnifier
UltraOptix SV-2LPLED 7X Aspheric LED Lighted Magnifier.
These may be a bit strong as the whole screen is not utilized. I have some 5x lenses coming in soon to experiment with and try to widen the viewable area.

Hi there! First of all, thanks for uploading this design!

Second, on your point of 5X lenses, how did they work out? I'm thinking of pairing these cheap 5x 1.5" lenses and wanted to check in with you to see whether 7X or 5X worked better.


Been a while since I worked with this project. I think that I settled on the 7x lenses as the better magnification factor.

I picked up the 7x lenses at Fry's last night, and they are definitely passable. Been having fun with it, thanks for sharing this model for the Note 3!

I'm interested in this as well.

There are several sizes of Galaxy Note 3. Which is this for?
This is an awesome idea, btw! I have a 7" galaxy tab and have wanted a Dive for it forever!


Phone sizes:

Samsung Galaxy Note 1, N7000
Dimensions 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm (5.78 x 3.27 x 0.38 in)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2, N7100
Dimensions 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm (5.95 x 3.17 x 0.37 in)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Dimensions 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm (5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Dimensions 6 x 3.1 x 0.34 inches (153.5 by 78.6 by 8.5 mm)

Thank you!,
I do not know of other sized Note 3s. The previous Note1 and Note2 may be a bit smaller than the current Note3 and the Tab series has many screen sizes. My phone is a Note3 version 900A.