Create your own VR Viewer from everyday items you can find in your garage

Posted June 26, 2014 by David in News

Google released blueprints for anybody to download and create their own VR viewer.

Just like the Durovis Dive this piece of kit will be powered by your Android Smart phone. We think it looks great and Google created a how to page here with all the information you need.

The below is taking directly from the original Google post page.

Virtual reality on your smartphone

We want everyone to experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and inexpensive way. That’s the goal of the Cardboard project.

Virtual reality has made exciting progress over the past several years. However, developing for VR still requires expensive, specialized hardware. Thinking about how to make VR accessible to more people, a group of VR enthusiasts at Google experimented with using a smartphone to drive VR experiences.

The result is Cardboard, a no-frills enclosure that transforms a phone into a basic VR headset, and the accompanying open software toolkit that makes writing VR software as simple as building a web or mobile app.

By making it easy and inexpensive to experiment with VR, we hope to encourage developers to build the next generation of immersive digital experiences and make them available to everyone.

Get your VR Viewer by clicking here



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David Whelan a professional web developer has been a serial early adopter of the latest technology. From an early age playing on a C64 he always dreamt of entering virtual worlds and exploring the endless possibilities that could be offered up by the platform.

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