Apr 7, 2015

How to make cheap Oculus Rift DK1 clone with help of your 3D printer

OpenVR is a cheap DIY virtual reality headset project based on Oculus Rift DK1 made on a 3d printed frame. It is relatively easy to make and will cost you around 150 USD. Project was developed by Ahmet Yildirim.

Main components:
  • Arduino Mini Pro
  • GY-85 9DOF IMU
  • USB to TTL Converter
  • 5.6” 1280×800 LCD Display
  • 12V Power Adapter for
  • 2x (50mm 5x Aspheric Lenses)
  • 3D Printed Case
  • Shoulder Sponge Pad
  • Some wires
Most of the software is open source.

Headset looks great. I'm huge fan of this '90tis cyberpunk look.

Here is a video of it in action playing Portal:

Detailed build guide with software and setup instructions:


for all the files look at: https://github.com/ayildirim/OpenVR

And check authors blog at: http://mclightning.com/

Another SF tech coming to relaity :-) Cheap homemade VR head set!