Build Your Own DIY Virtual Reality Glasses

Go anywhere Google Street View goes.

MATERIALS
Safety goggles
Large piece of cardboard
Pencil
Craft knife
Tape
Smartphone

STEP 1
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.

STEP 2
Roll the goggles up so that they’re resting on an end. Trace around that side, adding extra space again.

STEP 3
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.

STEP 4
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.

STEP 5
Dial up Google Street View and locate a place you’ve always wanted to go and tape your phone over the window.

STEP 6
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.