We wanted to try out the 3D printer of our friend Philipp and were missing some cool VR glasses so we decided to build them ourselves. There are several nice, ready to print 3D models of VR glasses available at thingiverse. We decided to give this one a go. Since the printer only has printable volume of 223 × 223 × 205 mm we had to cut the model in pieces and glue the parts together.

We took the lenses out of an UltraOptix Pocket LED Lighted Magnifier (7x with 1.5″ diameter). The result was VRankensteins glasses. They may be not very pleasing to the eye but that wasn’t our priority. With the right mobile phone (in terms of resolution) you’ll get very nice results. Next task will be to work on a nice application.