A few people have asked how I used a 3D printer to create my own version of Google Cardboard, so here’s a very quick guide. First, we downloaded a template from Thingiverse. The template is designed for a Nexus 5, but my Samsung Galaxy S5 works perfectly. According to the comments, any modern 5″ Android phone should do.
The 3D printed Plastic design snaps together nicely, with just a hint of blu-tak needed. I might cover the whole thing in contact to make it feel a little more solid.
The lenses and magnets were sourced from Daiso, 2x Mini Loupe Lenses, One packet of Super Strong Magnets (for the inner magnet), and one packet of White Fridge Magnets for the outer switch. All up, the Daiso pieces cost $8.40.
If you’re a geek, you really should try Google Cardboard, it’s pretty damn amazing.