A 3D printable virtual reality headset that uses your smartphone.
inspired by the popular Google cardboard VR headset. this version was designed after my cardboard started falling apart (RIP). It uses two 25mm diameter 40mm focal length bi-convex lenses (sold on Amazon) to focus on SBS (side by side) 3D video and apps from your smart phone.
Rubber band hooks to attach your smartphone.
Finger access ports to tap your screen when wearing the device.
Snap fit lens covers
Two head mounting options (see instructions).
You will need:
-Two 25mm diameter 40mm focal length bi-convex lenses (same used with Google cardboard).
-Two rubber bands.
-A GroPro head strap with mounting screw
-Or elastic material to make a head strap.
- Print either the GoPro head strap version (PrintVR_GoPro_Strap.stl) or the generic head strap version (PrintVR_HeadStrap.stl). Remove built in support material around lens holders and mouse ears around the base perimeter.
- Print one of the lens covers
- Check the fit of the lens cover with the head unit. the lens cover should press into the head unit eye socket with slight resistance and require a small amount of force to disassemble. If the lens cover fits loosely try scaling the stl file up by a very small amount and re-print. if it does not fit then try scaling the stl file down a small amount and re-print.
- Once the fit dialed in, print another lens cover, place the 25mm diameter lenses into the head unit and install the lens covers to trap them.
- Attach your smart phone using rubber bands and enjoy!