October DODOCase Build Night at CC Makerspace Answered
This week at the Chesterfield County Makerspace, we were lucky enough to host a DODO Case Instructables build night. During the week beforehand, Doc and I sat around and brainstormed some ideas for case modifications that would help make the cases better. We determined that a head strap is mandatory to enjoy any virtual reality games that require a controller. At the RVA Makerfest, we learned that we need a way to be able to clean the faceplate from the hundreds of people that we cycled through our DODOcase, so I designed the front faceplate to be 3D printed. In addition to 3D printing the faceplate, I also designed a nosepiece. I found out, from hard experience, that the cardboard is very uncomfortable for wearing any longer than five minutes; we have access to ninjaflex filament here, so I knew a fix would be fairly easy.
Here are the separate instructables for our mods:
Over the course of the night we led two separate groups of kids in constructing their own cases. We printed out enough nosepieces that everyone could use one, and had enough elastic strap for people to be able to had head straps to their goggles. Once everybody got their goggles assembled, hilarity ensued as some of the kids almost walked into walls while enjoying their virtual environments. A few problems we noticed: not a lot of VR apps for apple devices, some devices do not cooperate with the magnetic switch (although the DODOCase V 1.2 fixes this), and some devices were too small even for the braces to hold them in. However, everyone had a good time and we cannot wait for our next build session. Thank you Instructables for allowing us to put on this event.