VR Headset for the OnePlus One Flagship Killer

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VR Headset for the OnePlus One Flagship Killer by AZ360VR Feb 17, 2015


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Virtual Reality Headset. Check Play Store for VR Apps.
Best App for movies is called "GoShow".
High time to get rid of your IPhone!

Please go to the new new version :

Added the file static_lenses.stl for fixed lens distance.

Added the file lenses_alt.stl with slightly a different thread style and clearance. If you have trouble with printing the threaded lens-cup use this file instead.


All Files can be printed with 0.2 mm layer height. "lenses.stl" needs 0.1 mm layer height. "frontcase.stl" needs support columns.

You will need:
2 UltraOptix Pocket LED Lighted 7x Magnifier
4 machine screws and nuts M3x15
14x14mmx500mm foam strip
1000mmx38mm heavy stretch waistband elastic
super glue

if you prefer to sew the head strap use "strap_sew.stl"

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Hi there!
This is a great project and I really like the final VR headset.
However, I had some struggles making it as the tolerances for the lens threads were too small for my production process (ABS on Makerbot 2X). Also, I had difficulties getting the image focused.
So I modified some of the files, in particular

  • I shrinked the lens threads such that they fit without much sanding
  • I shortened frontcase_new in order to improve the focus and the FOV
  • I shortened the lens threads which reduces screen occlusion and thus increases the FOV

I would like to share my changes with the community and make this awesome project even better. Unfortunately it seems you chose to not allow derivates, so I don't know how to link my files to your project.

What can we do here?


Not sure why you are working on this headset. All the modifications have been implemented in it's successor here:

3D printable VR Headset for smartphones
by AZ360VR

Well, this design here is simpler and lighter, so I wanted to give it a try.
If you know it's not really fitting in this setting why don't you point people to your new version?

Anyways, my changes can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:911362

Adjusted Frontcase and Lens Adapter for VR Headset for OnePlus One

The distance to the screen(FOV) is fine for this model if you use the lenses as instructed.
So I suggest that next time you:
a: Read the description before you start printing
b: Calibrate your printer, or even better... buy one that works
c: Get your eyes checked

Then modify and print the staticLenses.stl from the new model to get the largest FOV

Can you upload a non-tessellated version of your design? A SolidWorks format is great if that's what you are working in. Otherwise a .step, .sat, or even .iges would give us the option of using our printers to their full capability and to tailor to our own devices (phones).
*appreciation for all of your hard work to make this available to the masses.

Any chance you could upload the adjustment screws and bolts in course by themselves? I broke a set trying to glue them and I really dont want to have to do all the lenses over. Thanks!

You win 10 cool points! They can't be traded or redeemed for anything just wear them on your shirt with pride!

Yeah I too have the Google cardboard lens, any suggestions as to how to modify files?


The headset is made for these lenses, you cannot exchange them, unless you find one with the exact same spec.

Hi, Awesome design! I was wondering if there was a way I could use the lens' that come with the Google cardboard inside of this if I were to slightly modify some of the files? Here's the lens' http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30mmx50mm-focal-distance-biconvex-lens-google-cardboard-QTY-2-1-Free-NFC-Tag-/261776302390?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3cf3156136


Any tips on getting the lens out of the magnifying glass?

if you can make a modified one for the official Oculus Lense cups, i'll definitely vote this on the youmagine contest

I don't see how the oculus lenscup would improve anything. However I do have lens holders which do have a fixed distance. Will upload those files. Those work well for me. Not sure if they are universal.

What about speed while extruding and traveling speed? Mine is 90 mm/sec and 150mm/sec maybe i must change them.,

Thank you.

I like to have high quality prints so I print slow 30 to 40mm max and 90mm travel (cartesian)


There is a problem with the lens holder "tube" and its base (base i mean the piece that fits on the lensholder) . This two pieces they can not screwed together because there are very tight.
I have print all the pieces of the lens assembly with 0.10 resolution.

Thank you for your time.

If you print without a raft your first layer might be to wide. Use some sand paper or a file on the outer edge of the thread.

I'm facing the same issue. I've printed it at 50mm/s, 0.1mm resolution, both with and without raft. I've a feeling it may have something to do with our printer tolerances.

Would it be possible to release a version where the screw threads don't extend out as far? I think reducing it by 0.5mm to 1.0mm would do the trick!

Added the file lenses_alt.stl with slightly a different thread style and clearance. If you have trouble with printing the threaded lens-cup use this file instead.

Tried the new version. Still required a fair amount of sanding to get it to work, but it's much easier to sand it down now with the coarser threads. It's much easier on the eyes now that I can adjust it to suit my myopia.

Thanks a bunch!

Terrific! I'm using them with the static lens holders with my less than perfect eyesight at the moment.I'll give the new design a shot soon and let you know how it turns out.

Thanks for designing such a fantastic item!

Any chance of making a more modular frontcase so any phone can be placed in the goggles ?


Yeah it's quite annoying can't use my iPhone on it :/

First of all big thumbs up for coming up with this idea! I really like it.

Yesterday I started printing parts to build this vr headset for my oneplus one. Only problem is that a few parts don't seem to fit ?
For example; there should be a smooth transition between the surfaces of the visor, lensholder and the frontcase. The transition and fitment of the visor against the lensholder is perfect. The transition and fitment of the frontcase against the lensholder however doesn't seem right. The outlines of the frontcase are to big to get a smooth transition between the parts. I've tried to scale the frontcase but even then I can't seem to get it to fit properly against the lensholder. I haven't modified any of the parts, Could someone of you please check if you have the same problem and if there is a solution for it?
The phone does fit properly in the frontcase, so maybe the other parts (lensholder, visor etc.) are wrong?

By the way, can you also give me the inner diameter of the lens holder? mine is 37,5mm, shouldn't this be 38mm?

I hope you guys can help me!

Kind regards Remie

The UltraOptix Lens is 37.1 mm in diameter.

Sorry I uploaded the wrong frontcase version. Please re-download frontcase only..

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This is an awesome idea. I wrote an article on it at my blog at http://www.3dphobbyist.com/virtual-reality-headset-50/. Thanks for sharing your design.

The first picture shows some kind of controller, Whats it called and were can one get it? thanks, awesome design.

Search on amazon for: "bluetooth gamepad and selfie shutter remote". I bought mine directly from China. These also work with apps that require a cardboard magnet.

I also recommend "Green Throttle Bluetooth Atlas Single Controller" which works perfectly with the OnePlus One and pairs easily.
It's a full fledged low price game pad.

Looks awesome , thank you. I see that the lens is for a 38mm (1.5") diameter. Would you be able to upload a lens holder for 30mm (1.18") dia ? Or perhaps upload the the raw for so I can edit myself. Would really appreciate it. Its easier to find cheaper 30mm lens.

You wont see much with a smaller lens... The build is optimized for this lens size.
The Working Distance for this lens is 45 mm. You would have to change the complete headset for another lens with a different WD.

Hmm looks like product has been taken off perhaps, link does not work. Will try other places.

would something like this work
as in the uk i cannot find the lens

also does anyone have the front case with support as i am having problem with solidworks editing it

Looks great!

Will print it. But what software do i need?

This is awesome!

I've already ordered most of it but i cant find the foam strips, can you link to one?

Look for 1/2 inch open cell foam sheets. For example:
You can get cheap leftovers at your local arts and crafts store.
Cut a strip 1/2 x 1/2 inch 18.5 inch long with an X-Acto knife.
I made a sleeve with black fabric because I did not like the foam look.

Thanks :). I've got everything ordered. I'll post when i've made mine. I've got a 2 week wait for the magnifying glasses though :(