Introduction: DIY You Virtual Reality Headset - Google Cardboard

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From Google I/O listed the Google cardboard , I always want to get one , because of its a low price device feel virtual reality. Unfortunately, failing to buy a google cardboard drove me crazy . So I decided DIY a google cardboard by myself. It just need some tool :

1 . Google Cardboard PDF File ,A4 printed it, You can download from]

2 . A Cardbaord , maybe two.

3 . Art Knife

4 . Scissors

5 . Double-sided adhesive

Any way, build this headset cased about 1 hours . I found it really fun , I love the cardboard idea ! I hope more guys could enjoy the Virtual Reality Game , movie and street view etc. So we publish an unoffice google cardboard on ElecFreaks. Just $9.98 get one ,

Step 1: Step 1: Stick A4 Paper on Cardboard.

Picture of Step 1: Stick A4 Paper on Cardboard.

At first, you need cut out the printed google cardboard A4 paper.

Then, stick them to the cardboard with double-sided adhesive

This maybe cased you about 10 minutes .

Step 2: Step2: Cut Out the Cardboard

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This step cased mostly time of the project. Almost used me 30 minutes , we need follow the printed paper cut the cardboard. Since I used a hard cardbaord, when I cut it, those hole were too hard cut clear.

Finally, I thought I cut very clear and beautiful . :D

Step 3: Step3: Build Own Headset

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Actually, I wasted two cardboard . Finial got a perfect one . The entire production process is quite interesting .

I believe if build it with your kids, it will be more interesting.

Enjoy Virtual Reality, Just do it !!


xanoukkie (author)2015-03-23

i can not open the link for the download,

can you send me the pdf file?

TrầnQ15 (author)xanoukkie2017-05-22

Afaqthegreat (author)2017-03-14

not good than digital vr

JerryC26 made it! (author)2016-06-30

Here is the file which I download from internet.

JillWazowski (author)JerryC262017-01-02

Its not right

Igrau (author)JerryC262016-12-08

thnx buddy that was great

DeepakG64 (author)JerryC262016-09-22

thnx this really helps me

amouhamed (author)JerryC262016-07-06

thank you

amber_spirit (author)2016-11-19

Please send me the file

julianneparhamdiy (author)2016-11-07

Can this model fit all phones?

galacticskelly (author)2016-11-01

Do you really need the lenses??

patel vipulm (author)2016-10-15

hi good

AzainK (author)2016-10-08

will plastic lenses work good?

AkhaliquearaA (author)2016-09-26

thank you so much

FakeIDisaFraud (author)2016-01-04

Where did you get the lenses from?

RileighB (author)FakeIDisaFraud2016-07-07

A cheap way is to get a bottle, like a plastic one, and cut it in half. Then use the cap to trace 4 circles on the top part of the bottle and cut them out. Then use the hot glue gun to seal two circles together, but leave a small hole. Then put water in the hole, and then seal the hole with a glue gun :)

TinaD53 (author)FakeIDisaFraud2016-05-25

if you need lenses ,our factory made it .please contact with me .

TinaD53 (author)TinaD532016-05-25 you can buy all kind of lenses in my store .thanks

You can get the lenses on

Or search google cardboard lenses on google

the specs should be:




AdhyayanV (author)2016-06-29

hey could u pls send me the attachments for the drawings of the cardboard because they are in a different format which my computer doesnt recognize.... it would be of great help

AdhyayanV (author)AdhyayanV2016-06-29

my email id is: please send the pdf file

FrankP65 (author)2016-06-12

Is there a way to change the size of box for different phone sizes?

NumanK4 (author)2016-06-09
You give me

ShivamA23 (author)2016-05-30

please give a website for printing it

ShivamA23 (author)2016-05-30

i want to print in A-4 size sheet for moto g3

TinaD53 (author)2016-05-25

very good way for DIY

Raitis (author)2015-11-18

Guys, everything is available for download here:

No one needs to send you things. ;)

amana36 (author)Raitis2016-05-19

thank you

matt_0155 (author)Raitis2015-12-06

The file doesn't want to open can you send the pdf file to

BenjaminF19 (author)matt_01552015-12-18

Just download it and open it with a PDF viewer.

fpiras (author)2016-04-15

I made my DIY Virtual Reality headset for Ipad mini:

ashley.irons2 (author)2015-01-26

These days it is very easy to build a low cost VR headset. In the early 90s it would have cost you a fortune to build such a headset. I built my own PC Virtual Reality headset using a 8" 1024x768 lcd screen, a sheet of 3x magnification fresnel lense and a wirless air mouse which acts as a head tracker. It works great for any PC First Person Shooter or open world RPG games like Skyrim, Oblivion, etc.

Ashley Irons

TyrellZ (author)ashley.irons22016-04-06

That's actually really cool!

PepaJ (author)2014-12-11

Quite nice but... what about the lenses and magnets???? I've looked up at Google Cardboard webpage and they are suposed to be needed... aren't them??

adeshxd (author)PepaJ2016-04-03

The lenses are on Amazon. And you can get magnets in the market

MeloR (author)2015-12-11

thanks file downloaded quite interesting.i will assemble it tomorrow..

DCBURG3R (author)2015-12-04

Awesome ! Now to do this with a laser cutter !!! :)

DusanZ (author)2015-11-11

Can someone please send me the PDF file at :c

username username (author)2015-10-30

please send me pdf :

ShonE3 (author)2015-10-18

What kind of leans do I need to use?

viramshah08 (author)2015-10-14

send me pdf on

DIaneD21 (author)2015-10-12

The link has an extra character in it, use this, scroll to bottom.

Soumojit (author)2015-09-11

Can you sent me the pdf at

Basil Faisal (author)2015-07-14

I am unable to open the link.
pls send me the file on my email

Arkitekt 1 made it! (author)2015-05-22

Love it! =-O

askar 01 (author)2015-03-26


ChelseaS (author)2014-07-29

Go ahead and check out for affordable prices on precuts.

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