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    Cool Google Cardboard

    Kind of obsessed with VR for last year...oculus CV is still way far...recently stumble into google cardboard and it is really interesting cause we can make it home with our android phones...but main problem is finding the right lens and magnet for it...

    so need some help for how to get those....any one have any idea?

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    Links from amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/AM-CARDBOARD%C.../dp/B00LMSHF4I
    http://www.amazon.com/Shoogee-GmbH-C...f=sr_1_fkmr1_2

    And from here: http://www.eweek.com/mobile/how-to-b...pizza-box.html

    "Lenses that have a 40mm focal distance should work. Biconvex lenses work best because they prevent distortion around the edges. We used the Durovis OpenDive Lens Kit available [on Amazon]."
    It's just a 40mm or 45mm focus length bi-convex lens. I think we can ask at local glass/spectacles shops. We need to ask them to take a bi-convex lens of similar specs and cut them in a circular shape. Or there is always an option for ordering on amazon.
    Last edited by Swapnil; December 12th, 2014 at 23:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaz_swapnil View Post
    It's just a 40mm or 45mm focus length bi-convex lens. I think we can ask at local glass/spectacles shops. We need to ask them to take a bi-convex lens of similar specs and cut them in a circular shape. Or there is always an option for ordering on amazon.
    i want to make it cheap...so don't want to order from amazon...don't have any idea about lens (never needed glass)...so if i tell local spectacle shop do you think they can manage it?

    really cofused about magnet too...still don't understand how does it work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by arefinzz View Post
    i want to make it cheap...so don't want to order from amazon...don't have any idea about lens (never needed glass)...so if i tell local spectacle shop do you think they can manage it?

    really cofused about magnet too...still don't understand how does it work...
    I think they can...as they usually cut large sized lenses to fit the frame. But the magnet part isn't clear to me either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaz_swapnil View Post
    I think they can...as they usually cut large sized lenses to fit the frame. But the magnet part isn't clear to me either.
    i have to figure out how clicking the magnet interact...i think then it will be possible to built one easily...need some help with lenses too...

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