Build Your Own DIY Virtual Reality Glasses
Go anywhere Google Street View goes.
Large piece of cardboard
Lay the safety goggles on the cardboard so that they’re facing forward. Trace around the shape, adding at least 2 inches (5 cm) in front.
Roll the goggles up so that they’re resting on an end. Trace around that side, adding extra space again.
Using the craft knife, cut out your tracing as one piece, then fold it so you have a four-sided rectangular tube that fits perfectly around your goggles. Secure it with tape and slide the goggles just inside.
On a separate piece of cardboard, trace the cardboard box’s front, leaving 1-inch (2.5-cm) tabs on either side. Cut it out, then trace your smartphone onto its center. Cut out the shape of your phone, making a window, and insert this cardboard piece into the rectangular tube opposite the goggles.
Dial up Google Street View and locate a place you’ve always wanted to go and tape your phone over the window.
Don your virtual-reality glasses, and take a walk someplace far, far away.
This project was excerpted from The Big Book Of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects, a compendium of ingenious and hilarious projects for aspiring makers. Buy it here. And for more amazing hacks, go here.