DIY You Virtual Reality Headset - Google Cardboard


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.

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

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

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 !!

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43 Discussions

i can not open the link for the download,

can you send me the pdf file?

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not good than digital vr

Please send me the file


1 year ago

will plastic lenses work good?

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 :)

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




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

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my email id is: please send the pdf file

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

please give a website for printing it