April 11, 2013 AT 6:00 am

Oculus Rift Teardown

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While not “3D printing” as much as “3D,” this teardown of a developers Oculus Rift kit is nonetheless equally exciting — have yesterdays’ dreams of virtual reality headsets finally been solved for the contemporary world? Check out the iFixit Oculus Rift Teardown!

Let’s face it, the year is 2013. Where are our flying cars? Why isn’t deep space travel a thing yet? Why hasn’t virtual reality become, well, reality? The Oculus Rift seeks to fill that lack of virtual reality in our lives. Still in its early developmental stage, the Oculus Rift promises to deliver VR gaming to the yearning public. Join us as we take a peek inside the Oculus Rift and its hardware.

Step 1 — Oculus Rift Teardown

  • Before we begin, we want to make it clear that this is the developer edition of the Oculus Rift, included in the developer kit. It is essentially an early prototype of the consumer version.
  • While not much is known in terms of tech specs, here’s what we’ve gathered so far:
    • Resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, with 640 x 800 per eye.
    • Horizontal Field of View greater than 90 degrees.
    • Diagonal Field of View greater than 110 degrees.
    • Head tracking accomplished with 1000 Hz absolute 9DOF orientation sensor (includes gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer).
    • Currently available for PC only.
  • We also found out it comes in a handy case that holds over one billion cables/adapters (our professional estimate)….

Read the complete teardown at iFixit.

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