Create an Oculus Rift alternative using Google cardboard

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The Oculus Rift is a pretty incredible device that was created primarily for gaming. The device is a virtual reality headset that allows gamers to go right inside their favorite video games. The Oculus Rift device can actually be duplicated using a Google cardboard VR toolkit. Here is how to make your own Oculus Rift-like virtual reality headset.

Step 1: Order a Google cardboard virtual reality toolkit. You will receive a kit with everything that you need to build your own Oculus Rift-like device. You can gather your own cardboard instead, if you like.

Step 2: Download the instructions to put the device together. You can use https://developers.google.com/cardboard/ where you will find pictures, instructions, and a blueprint for putting everything together.

Step 3: Follow the instructions for cutting and folding the cardboard. When complete, the result will be a cardboard version of the Oculus Rift. You will need the right tools to cut the cardboard, including scissors and a precision blade knife.

Step 4: Follow the instructions for gluing pieces together. You can use a hot glue gun here to make sure you get a good seal.

Step 5: Once the device is complete, you can place your smartphone in the device and secure it. Your smartphone becomes the equivalent of the LCD screen of an Oculus Rift.

Step 6: Download the Cardboard app. You now have your complete virtual reality headset made from cardboard.

You can now put your homemade device on and use it. There are kits that you can buy to make a virtual reality headset instead of making it from your own materials.
 
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