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VR Cardboard

Get the latest and greatest information from Google’s up and coming projects, Google Cloud Platform, what Moore’s Law is and find out what the VR Cardboard is about.

And there’s more! Download  Cardboard Design Files to make your own VR Cardboard. (Check below for additional steps.)

Cardboard Ingredients

Cardboard Ingredients

(You can skip up to 19-minutes where it actually starts)

Some additional steps:

  1. Cardboard
    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
  2. Lenses
    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).
  3. Magnets
    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.
  4. Velcro
    Two strips of regular strength adhesive-backed velcro. Approximate size: 0.75in (20mm) by 1.25in (30mm).
  5. Rubber band
    One rubber band, to prevent the phone from sliding out. Minimum length of 3.2in (8cm).
  6. 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.

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