Google Cardboard is a low cost virtual reality headset that uses mobile smartphones to display the video. Cardboard plans are open source so that anyone can produce a cardboard unit.


Google Cardboard can be built with cardboard, magnets and lens to focus the picture.


Assembly of the unit is easy for anyone to do.

Building cardboard time lapse

Building cardboard time lapse


Google has created a Cardboard app for Android and iOS to demonstrate the capabilities of cardboard. It is available in the App Store and Google Play.

Additionally, there are a number of apps that support cardboard via side-by-side (SBS) 3d rendering or SBS video.

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