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How to Build Google Cardboard to Experience VR on Android Smartphone

One of the biggest surprises at this year's Google I/O press event was the reveal of Cardboard, a simple virtual reality headset that uses your Android phone. Now you can make one at home.

Have you ever wished for an immersive addictive 3D experience while using an app? Now you can make it a reality with Google Cardboard, the best virtual reality app viewer. Get Google Cardboard attached with your mobile and experience a dream come true with your smartphone.

Google Cardboard functions just like a stereoscope does, albeit with a phone as opposed to two static images operating as the object to be viewed. Essentially, taking two identical (neglecting distortion and slight angular differences) images and projecting them into the human eye will create the illusion of a 3-dimensional image, since our binocular vision gives us the ability to perceive depth.

Cardboard is powered by an Android phone, which, with the proper app, will divide the phone’s screen in half and output two images; one to be projected into each eye. “Cardboard is great because it puts virtual, and augmented, reality into people’s hands for little cost. It’s just like the View-Master I had when I was a child except Google Cardboard takes it to the extreme,” said Nicholas Sischka, Vision Engineer at Edmund Optics.

Read : Download APK File from Google Play Store

Requirements


  • 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.



  • LENSES - This is the trickiest component. Lenses that have a 45mm focal distance might work. Biconvex lenses work best because they prevent distortion around the edges. We used the Durovis OpenDive Lens Kit available on Amazon.com



  • MAGNETS - One neodymium ring magnet and one ceramic disk magnet - like this or this. Approximate size: 0.75in (19mm) diameter and 0.12in (3mm) thickness.



  • VELCRO - 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.

Now download the manufacturers kit from Google by following this link (.zip) and follow instructions.

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Google Cardboard is fun, entertaining, and very inexpensive. Moreover, it can be used with any iOS or Android device. However, extremely simplistic experience will not match up to top notch virtual reality goggles. Without any doubt, the device surely acts as a brand ambassador promoting the use of virtual reality apps and devices on smartphone.

Fusion Informatics has been favoring such devices long since the inception and will continue to make apps for such devices promoting technological shifts with every passing year.
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