Roll your own Rift for half the price of retail

Subject: General Tech | June 13, 2014 - 10:46 AM |
Tagged: OpenVR, oculus rift, DIY

Owning an Oculus Rift is enough to make your gamer friends turn green with envy but what if it was an open sauce Rift you built yourself?  The specs for this build specifies two one 5.6″ 1280×800 LCDs which will give you resolution on par with the Facebook owned version and the casing is 3D printed which offers you a chance to personalize your own model.  The steps for setting up the hardware are available by following the link from Hack a Day as well as a link to the source code on GitHub.  The price is right and you not only get a working VR headset you get the credit for building it as well!

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"The Oculus Rift is a really cool piece of kit, but with its future held in the grasp of Facebook, who knows what it’ll become now. So why not just build your own? When the Oculus first came out [Ahmet] was instantly intrigued — he began researching virtual reality and the experience offered by the Oculus — but curiosity alone wasn’t enough for the $300 price tag."

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Source: Hack a Day
June 13, 2014 | 02:21 PM - Posted by Jim cherry (not verified)

He actually only used one 5.6 inch 1200x800 screen so that would put it on par with the oculus rift dk1 for 150. And no price on the 3d printed enclosure question there being: where does a person go to get stuff 3d printed? If they don't own a 3d printer.

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