Google Cardboard

Few years late on this technology but I was still giddy assembling the Google Cardboard.  To my surprise, the price of this cardboard viewer varied from $5.00 – $20.00.  Then there were many other fancier headsets in the price of hundreds.

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I bought the generic brand of cardboard viewer.  It arrived with two magnets, lens and perforated lines, minus the 2D barcode.  There was very little assembly required.

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No instruction was necessary although I found a rubber band helpful to keep everything together.  I suppose a few stables would work as well but just in case I need to take it apart for storage.20160508_130639

Next came the Cardboard demo software on Google Play.  iPhone version was available as well.

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Before attempting any exciting development project(s), my daughter and I have already found hours of entertainment with the various demos provided.  My favorite was the northern lights under the lighthouse.  It reminded me of SplitRock lighthouse, near Duluth.

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Anyone has recommendation on purchasing a ‘real’ viewer ?  For development, is it better with iOS vs Android ?  Saw amazing 3D painting tools with Vocativ on facebook, so cool !!

Reading Google Cardboard and SDK documentation.

 

 

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