We didn’t see the Nexus 10 at Google I/O 2014 as many had expected, but we did see something else equally as special. Move over Oculus Rift as Google has their own upcoming project to bring to the world – Google Cardboard.
Google Cardboard is going to be the inexpensive way to enjoy virtual reality in a similar experience to Oculus Rift. Unlike Oculus Rift though which has expensive hardware, Google Cardboard is made from you guessed it, cardboard packaged into a pair of glasses.
Combined with your Android phone, it transforms your device into a virtual reality kit using a companion Android app. Now, we can tell you that the Google Cardboard Android app download is live, along with a DIY kit on Google’s website for those that want to make their own makeshift glasses from scratch.
Those who are asking the popular question of :How to build a Google Cardboard VR viewer can simply go to Google’s website to start their adventure. It will take you back to your art class lessons as a student, carefully following Google’s step by step guide in attempt to recreate your own replica.
Google states that finding the correct lens is the most difficult aspect of the DIY kit, but the links are there for where Google obtained each and every component needed to build the cardboard viewer.
Head to the website above to find everything you need. If you have your Google Cardboard kit already ready, make sure you download the Android app here from Google Play.
Let us know how you get on and what your first impressions of virtual reality on a mobile device are.