The Oculus Cardboard Project: DIY Virtual Reality

I always wanted to shoot things in virtual reality, but I can't afford an Oculus Rift. So, this is what I came up with.

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I always wanted to shoot things in virtual reality but I'm broke so I did what I could. This is my attempt at an Oculus Rift style experience with Google Cardboard. This is actually a really fun project and its extremely easy to replicate. The parts cost around $15 total and will take about 45 minutes if you are new to Arduino. It utilizes the smartphone that you already have, the only caveat being it must be compatible with google cardboard. The game was made in Unity 3D with the Vuforia augmented reality plugin. You do need a virtual reality headset which can be had for around $15 as well. This is the one I use:

The Android App and iPhone xCode project can be downloaded here as well as the Arduino code (there is also a list of parts with links to exactly everything I used):

This project uses the ESP8266 NODEMCU and sockets for communication. UDP packets are sent when the user presses the trigger button to fire or holds the other button to walk. Movement occurs in the direction the camera is facing.

I will be posting the .stl files for 3D printing a more user friendly version of the gun soon, as well as making the tracker smaller and making a better game.

Full instructions can be found here:

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