Google builds VR glasses of cardboard with smartphone screen as




Google shares during its developer conference I / O a piece of cardboard to all attendees, including a simple VR glasses can be made. To this end, a smartphone should be inserted into the casing and on the phone, the ‘Cardboard’ app to run.

Google Cardboard originated as a hobby project by two Google employees from France. They worked out the so-called 20 percent time, the time Googlers during their working week to get to work. Working on personal projects Cardboard is made up of a large piece of cardboard with two lenses, some velcro, elastic and magnets. The whole can be folded into each other in a few steps, and then forms the basis for a VR goggles. As a screen, use is made of a phone connected to the front side is clamped in the structure is a rubber band. That display the same image displayed in split screen with a small difference in perspective, creating a 3D effect.

Once the phone is placed on the nfc Cardboard app launched that allows users to fly with Google Earth among others. They can also watch a Street View car driving, YouTube videos to watch and it is also possible to get a tour. Versailles by By moving the head to look around inside the demos, just like real VR goggles. A magnet on the side, which can be moved from top to bottom, enables users to perform. One “click” The movement of the magnet is picked up by a sensor in the phone and the app can then act here.

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On the website of Cardboard Google provides the blueprint for the ‘glasses’ on, and tips on where the various components can be. Best purchased The company hopes that people will experiment with writing software through Fri Cardboard and therefore offers an experimental sdk to.

A test of Tweakers at the Google I / O conference that the simple cardboard structure is easy to assemble and put works amazingly well for something that comes across as little more than a joke. As long as the phone is well positioned is a clear 3D effect can be observed and the picture quality is not bad, though the resolution is on the low side and work the whole little comfortable because you have to keep it as a user constantly pressed against your head . An alternative to Project Morpheus Sony or Oculus Rift is certainly not, but we can imagine it for less wealthy developers have just works well enough to be able to experiment with Fr.


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