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And there’s more! Download Cardboard Design Files to make your own VR Cardboard. (Check below for additional steps.)
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Some additional steps:
Corrugated cardboard sheet, preferably E Flute (corrugated cardboard comes in a variety of thicknesses called “flutes”), available at many art supply stores and online . For best results, you should look for strong, thin cardboard (sturdy shoe box rather than moving box). Minimum size: 8.75in (22cm) by 22in (56cm), and 0.06in (1.5mm) thickness. Online sources here and here
This is the trickiest component. Lenses that have a 40mm focal distance should work. Biconvex lenses work best because they prevent distortion around the edges. We used the Durovis OpenDive Lens Kit available here(US) and here (EU).
One neodymium ring magnet – like this or this – and one ceramic disk magnet – like this or this. Approximate size: 0.75in (19mm) diameter and 0.12in (3mm) thickness.
Two strips of regular strength adhesive-backed velcro. Approximate size: 0.75in (20mm) by 1.25in (30mm).
- Rubber band
One rubber band, to prevent the phone from sliding out. Minimum length of 3.2in (8cm).
- NFC tag (optional)
One sticker NFC tag. Program it with the URL cardboard://v1.0.0
You’ll also need a ruler, glue, and scissors, an X-acto knife, or access to a laser cutter.