Google Cardboard is a virtual reality technology building upon the capabilities of an Android Device. In a previous blog post, I discussed the exciting potential of this technology in education, art, and engineering. With help from a local Macon Maker, I was able to print my first prototype of the Google Cardboard. It was very fun to build this prototype in a few hours with TinkerCad. I never imagined that I’d be making a cool physical object with a browser based application.
If you’re interested in tinkering or experimenting this model, visit the following link at TinkerCad. If you use this model, please drop me a line and let me know!
I think it’s awesome that Google has fostered a whole community of makers to improve their Google Cardboard technology. Check out the community progress here: https://plus.google.com/communities/111524380182206513071
I want to thank Jeremy Barker for helping me print this first prototype. He’s a very talented and knowledgeable maker specializing in 3D scanning and digital fabrication in Macon, GA. He was very kind to give me and a few young makers a tour of his rapid prototyping lab. The kids were amazed by the 3D printers and scanners. It was exciting to hear him share his dream to build a 3D scanning / digital fab business. Like all start-ups, getting initial funding is a challenge. So…Please consider checking out his “GoFundMe” page. I think it’s a cool business idea.
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