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What is Carboard VR

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So many times, We hear about Google Cardboard or One Plus Cardboard VR, But what exactly is Cardboard and how it works ?

Cardboard is a VR ( Virtual Reality ) platform developed by Google for use with a fold-out cardboard mount for s Mobile Phone

It is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest and development in VR and VR applications.  It was created by David Coz and Damien Henry, Google engineers.

Cardboard headsets are built out of simple, low-cost components. The headset specifications were designed by Google, but there is no official manufacturer or vendor for the device.

Instead, Google made the list of parts, schematics, and assembly instructions freely available on their website, allowing people to assemble Cardboard themselves from readily available parts.

These parts are a piece of cardboard cut into a precise shape, 45 mm focal length lens or capacitive tape, a hook and loop fastener  a rubber band, and an optional NFC Tag. Google provides extra recommendations for large scale manufacturing, and pre-assembled kits based on these plans are available for ~ 5 $. ( Cost in India is INR 600 )

One Plus Cardboard in India is available at Amazon.in for 99 INR + Delivery charges.

How it Works 

Once the kit is assembled, a smartphone is inserted in front of the lenses and held in place by the rubber band. A Google Cardboard–compatible app splits the smartphone display image into two, one for each eye.

The lenses then create the impression of a stereoscopic 3D image with a wide field of view. The first version of Cardboard could fit phones with screens up to 5.7 inches (140 mm) and used magnets as a simple input button that required a compass sensor in the phone.

 

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