Experience Virtual Reality with a Smartphone
Google Cardboard is a simple, inexpensive and accessible headset/viewer that uses the power of a smartphone to create a virtual reality experience. The cardboard headset has 3 degrees of freedom and offers a stationary viewing experience.
For more information on the cardboard visit the Google AR/VR page.
- Cardboard Headset
- Side button
- Smartphone, supplied by the user
- Download the Google Cardboard app to your phone.
- Launch the Google Cardboard app on your phone by clicking on the icon.
- Place your phone into the front flap of the viewer
- Adjust the volume, and attach headphones if desired.
- Hold the Cardboard up your face and look through the lenses in the two eyeholes.
- Navigate through the Cardboard menu by turning your head left or right. While using an app, turning your head will change your view.
- Use the small button on the left side of the cardboard to select.
- Turn the entire Cardboard to the right to return to the main menu at any time.
Though it is simplistic in design, alot can be done with the Cardboard.
- Use Google Cardboard to view YouTube 360-degree content
- Pair with Google Tour Creator to create a project with your own 360° footage or Google Street View content.
- Use the cardboard to view experiences using the Google Expeditions app that are created in Google Tour Creator VR and published to poly
- Integrate VR into classes easily and accessibly by using the cardboard classpack (40) to share faculty or student created VR content
You may borrow a pack of two viewers or a classpack with forty viewers from the Experience Lab. Both the two packs and the classpack can be booked online through the library website.