About The Idea
HMD Head Mounted Displays are usually very expensive and relatively heavy. In the past it was not easy to build them at home. Besides the display headtracking is one of the most important functionalities a HMD has to provide. And this is difficult to implement.
Recently, Stefan Welker designed 3D goggles that can be printed with a 3D printer such as Ultimaker. The goggles use a regular smart phone (currently Android phones are supported) as display. He also implemented a very impressive lag-free headtracking code that uses sensors of the phone.
I also found an alternative design which I prefer over the original. The only problem was the size. It doesn’t fit on my head. Therefore, I made it a bit bigger.
Download link: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:134496
Where Can I Buy The Lenses?
I used the lenses from the original OpenDive. You can buy them here: http://www.amazon.de/Durovis-OpenDive-Lens-Kit/dp/B00COO64IC
The Assembled Goggles:
Applications/Games For OpenDive
The goggles are totally amazing!
The only remaining question is? What games/apps exist for it?
First, I can recommend the very basic Dive Unity Demo. It’s just a room full of boxes. But the app is ideal to check that everything is working.
If you have a game controller such as the snakebyte idroid I would recommend the game The Height. It detects the controller automatically. Even though the graphics are not impressive the 3D effect and the headtracking are amazing.