August 7, 2014 AT 9:00 am

Wearable Video Goggles #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Make your own head-mounted display with 3D printing and DIY electronics from Adafruit! This rig is perfect for making your own virtual reality gaming system. This is great for anyone whos looking to make their own a personal display. For camera operators and dps, this makes a better alternative to a hood over an HD monitor.

A 5′ hdmi display, Arduino Micro and a 9-DOF motion sensor are housed inside a 3d printed enclosure. The outer hood is printed in PLA and Ninjaflex, fusing two different materials making a rigid frame with a flexible hood. A mounting bracket secures the components to a faceplate with machine screws, making this a solid construction. Make this into a diy oculus rift by mounting a pair of aspheric lenses to the inner faceplate to split screen for stereoscopic video.

Find out how to build this project by checking out the guide on The Adafruit Learning System.

Full Tutorial on The Adafruit Learning System
Download STLs on Thingiverse


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

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The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!


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