Turn Your IPhone Packaging Box Into a Virtual Reality Headset




About: Miemode, LLC is a design studio specialized in game apps and product development.

Let's go DIY. Here's a simple and stylish way to turn any container into a vr headset.

Step 1: Use These Material

In this tutorial, we are using iPhone packaging box. You can also use any similar two-piece box that fits your phone. Download the template to position the lenses from Google Cardboard website. (Google Cardboard is a trademark of Google, Inc.) Make sure to download the template for V1 which uses 25mm lenses. (V2 uses different size lenses.)

You can order Miemode M8D VR DIY Edition for lenses, stickers, and head strap from our website. We also have a water-resistant and portable vr headset for those on the go. Check out Miemode M8D VR Headset.

Step 2: ​Cut Out the Areas for the Lenses and Nose Using the Template.

Step 3: Place the Lenses With the Flat Side Facing the Viewer. Use the Stickers to Keep the Lenses in Position.

Step 4: Make the Nose Cutout on the Lid

Step 5: Place Phone Holder on the Back of the Lid Using Double Sided Tape.

iPhone packaging boxes will contain this plastic phone holder. If you don’t have phone holder, you can use any sticky to hold your phone in place.

Place your phone and upload the VR app. You can check out our FREE VR app, Brave the Wave VR, on Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Step 6: Attach the Straps to the Lid Using Velcro.

Step 7: Test the Final Product

Great job! We just made a vr headset from iPhone packaging container. Let us know if you find other ways to customize your vr headset. Safe travels in the virtual world!

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    4 Discussions


    2 years ago

    thx l need a vr headset for a school project


    3 years ago

    have you ever tried google cardboard which you can build and is basically the same thing

    2 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hi dragonfrog66. Thanks for checking out this tutorial and posting your
    feedback. We wanted to re-purpose and reuse something that was simply designed to house your phone and imagine another use for it. Form fits function.