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AGC-VR (Another Google Cardboard VR Goggles)

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AGC-VR (Another Google Cardboard VR Goggles) by sketchpunk Mar 11, 2015


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I was inspired by the OnePlus VR goggles that someone on here made. The only problem is I have a nexus 5, so I decided to take the plunge and try to make my own VR goggles. I research on various designs, tons of google cardboard and professional gear like OSVR and Oculus.

One set of Cardboard I saw was called DAVYCI Pro. It has some great features, it was small, collapsible and allows a user to mount any phone to it. I used their design as a base. Luckily for me I found some great lenses on amazon that works quite well and were cheap.

I think the best design was the back plate, with 4 screws you can adjust any phone to the center of the viewing space. After playing with it, its kind of a pain to setup but I plan in the future to put channels for the bolts to slide in their direction plus use thumb screws.

This is a work in progress. So far it works, but there are some flaws while using the rig. When I have time I will refine and improve the design.

For anyone interested in the lenses, they're 38mm diameter and 50mm focal length. The only problem is even though they say they're 38mm when I ordered 3 (one as a spare), each one was larger. 39, 40 and gasp 41mm. So with the rig I used the 39 and 40 and just made the lens holder 40mm. So if you buy these lenses be forewarned.


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i have an iphone 5s, im assuming this will work for that as its adjustable, right?

I have a google cardboard with lenses already, as its made of cardboard ive already broken it, would the lenses that i have with that work with this?

The cardboard lenses are too small, i'm using something larger to get a better view on things. Besides, this thing is a work in progress and doesn't work correctly yet. If you need a google cardboard, check out http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:873050 . Think this is a simple replacement for the cardboard version and should use the same lense size. Just ask the creator to make sure.

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I quite like the look of yours, whats not quite working properly? Is that tape in the pictures?

yes, sadly. didn't realize that most other sets have a vertical beam in the center which i didn't bother to modal. once put together the phone kinda falls in, so i put some tap to make that beam and it prevents it. Also, the sliding is to short for the focal length of the lenses i have. i kinda measured wrong. well, its right but i need extra space to help keep the two parts together.

i've been thinking of redesigning it, using metal tubes to create a frame then have 3d printed parts slide around. kinda like one of my other projects. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:988233

people can cover it with cloth, like how the oculus rift cv1 is like. plus less printing time and more flexible to alter after its built. my only issue is to find better rods to use, what i got are kinda pricey, looking for a cheaper solution.

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This wonderful~

i like it very much ..

so ...can you do another one . Have a package shell for diy oculus~

Not sure what you mean by a package shell for oculus? You can use any Google Cardboard related case/goggles plus a phone to create a simple VR experience but no were near as good as oculus. The only shell I can help design down the line would be for a consumer 3D printer compatible casing for OSVR, thats an oculus like device but the hardware and casing is completely open source.

Thanks for the comments but this case needs LOTS of work. But its a good start from someone still new with 3D printing and who never used a VR device before.