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How to Create Google Cardboard from a Pizza box

How to Create Google Cardboard from a Pizza box

Create your own VR headset from a pizza box

The famous virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, will be available next year! A small piece of advance technology, that will change the entertainment industry forever. Do you want a glimpse of what awaits you? Then create your own virtual reality headset from a pizza box!

What do you need?

  • A piece of cardboard (pizza box)
  • A smartphone
  • Two lenses
  • Two magnets (19mm in diameter)
  • Piece of velcro
  • Rubber Band
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Printer

What you need

From pizza box to VR goggles

We’ll show you how to create a virtual reality headset from pizza box. The blueprint can be downloaded from Google. The lenses are available on eBay, Amazon and AliExpress. The magnets can be found at most do-it-yourself stores. That’s all you need. Of course it is possible to buy a fully prepared model, but that isn’t fun!

Step one Google’s building plan

Download the building HERE, or go to www.google.com/get/cardboard/get-cardboard. The file a archived, you can use an archive tool like 7-zip to open it. Inside the archive is a file called Scissor-cut template.pdf. This file can be opened with a PDF-reader like Foxit Reader. When opened you can print the building plan inside. I advise you to print it in color,  So you can spot the difference between cutting lines and folding lines.


Step two Glue

IMG_7394Cut the blueprint out. Place the pieces with the black numbers one and two on the white numbers one and two and glue them together. Then glue everything on the pizza box. Run the red line over the fold of the pizza box.


Step three carve out the box

You can carve out the headset with a Stanley knife after everything has dried. Don’t forget to put a cutting board or pad under need the box in order to avoid cutting into the table. Take your time, it’s a painstaking job.

Step four fold into each other

Fold the parts and glue or stick them together. Just look at the pictures to see how everything fits together!

Step five

cardboardDownload and run the Google Cardboard app. Place your smartphone in your homemade VR headset and put the rubber band on. Have fun! If you want more Google Cardboard apps, just click on one of the menu’s on top. I’ve discussed many Android and iOS apps.

Thank you for reading! If you have any questions please sent a mail to robbert@vrbites.com.

Robbert As some of you may know, I have been suffering from the aftermath of a traffic accident, a severe case of COVID-19, and a transient ischemic attack (TIA). These events have taken a toll on my physical and mental well-being, and I can no longer keep up with the demands of running a VR website and channel. I want to thank you all for your support and feedback over the years. You have been an amazing community and I have enjoyed sharing my passion for VR and gaming with you. I hope you will continue to enjoy VR and explore its possibilities. I will leave the website and channel online for now, so you can still access the content I have created. However, I will not be posting any new blogs, videos, or news. I hope you understand and respect my choice.


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