Poor Mans 3D Goggles (OpenDive)

At Google I/O this year, Cardboard was presented. Cardboard are DIY 3D goggles made of cardboard, using a smart phone as screen and sensor device. Cardboard seams to be based on OpenDive from Stefan Welker who also published the STL files for 3D printing his goggles on ThingiVerse. And printing them was exactly what I did lately.

Obviously not all parts could be printed. One needs fitting lenses and some rubber band to „mount“ the goggles on the head. Stefan Welker used to offer a kit on amazon, including lenses and rubber band. Unfortunately it looks like Google bought all the Kits for Cardboard. Thus, I replaced the lenses with the 30mm 5x ones included in this set. They do not fit in the original lens holders, but they do fit with this holders available at ThingiVerse.

The rubber band is a 40mm rubber band easily available. I used this one from amazon.

The results one gets with the OpenDrive are amazingly good! Especially playing Quake 2 is real fun! The only down side is, that there are not many (real) games available yet.

Some more links regarding OpenDive:

And some pictures of my OpenDive:

OpenDive printing phone clips

OpenDive printing phone clips

OpenDive lense holders

OpenDive lense holders

OpenDive lense holders and lenses

OpenDive lense holders and lenses

OpenDive printing  frame

OpenDive printing frame

OpenDive assembled (back)

OpenDive assembled (back)

OpenDive with lenses in place (top)

OpenDive with lenses in place (top)

OpenDive with lenses in place (bottom)

OpenDive with lenses in place (bottom)

OpenDive assembled (front)

OpenDive assembled (front)

OpenDive assembled

OpenDive assembled

OpenDive assembled

OpenDive assembled

OpenDive assembled

OpenDive assembled

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