By Jelmer Luimstra | 3D Printing
Virtual reality is what people in the technical and film world are focussing on. The Oculus Rift and the HoloLens proved that it’s an urgent, innovative technique with lots of possibilities. However, the technique is also this new and relatively expensive that not many people own a VR headset themselves yet. Gaming brand Razer is about to democratize the VR world by putting out a 3D printable VR headset. Meet their OSVR’s Hacker Dev Kit.
The San Diego-based company introduced their OSVR headset during CES 2015. The idea was to work with open-source technology in order to put virtual reality into the hands of developers and customers. Many specialists have joined their platform ever since. The company now releases their headset schematics as a free download. The idea is to download these files and focus on developing the hardware or 3D print your own headset.
This headset comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, which has the same size and resolution as the Oculus Rift DK2. It also includes a sensor hub with an accelerometer, gyroscope, and a compass to enable head-tracking. Customers will also be able to buy the headset for 200 dollars, which will come with all necessary hardware to update the headset at any time. However, they have to wait until its official release by June.
It seems like an interesting experiment in the world of VR, where tech savvy makers aim to bring the technique to the masses by using an open-source approach. For those of you who are interesting to hear more about the technique, here’s a little interview by TechRadar [above].
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