DIY Google’s Cardboard VR Headset

Google made some interesting announcements at the opening keynote of its developers’ conference, Google I/O in Sanfrancisco. At the end of the keynote, Google gifted some cardboard VR headsets to attendees of I/O and also posted DIY instructions for users to build their own version of the headset using cardboard, lenses, magnets, Velcro, and rubber band.

Google cardboard
This free app available in the Google Play store uses the phone’s accelerometer and gyroscopes to process images from Google Earth and other sources creating an immersive, realistic view for the wearer. Following are the benefits of using this free app:

• Earth: You can explore a city like Paris or London, simply by turning your head.
• YouTube: Watch your favorite YouTube videos on a massive screen.
• Exhibit: Examine cultural artifacts from every angle.
• Photo Sphere: Look around the photo spheres you’ve captured.
• Street Vue: Drive through Paris on a summer day.
• Windy Day: Follow the story (and the hat) in this interactive animated short from Spotlight Stories.”

So if you are keen on trying some VR on a budget then watch this video for the DIY tutorial.