You have to love the creativity we have been seeing from designers around the world when it comes to 3D printing. The technology has provided innovators and inventors with a means of fabricating ideas that pop into their heads without the need for expensive manufacturing processes. For one designer, who has worked with 3D printing since 2004 within the jewelry industry, the technology has allowed him to create something that was not readily available on the open market.
Rene Meeh had purchased a OnePlus One smartphone which he really enjoyed a lot. However, there was something missing.
“There are a few VR (virtual Reality) Headsets for phones out there and none of them supports a large smart phone like the OnePlus One,” Meeh explained to 3DPrint.com. “The OnePlus One phone has full HD resolution, an ultra fast processor and exceptional battery life. This makes it just perfect for a VR headset. After having traveled recently on American Airlines with no video on domestic flights and one mini screen in the center row on an international flight without control, I thought this must be the perfect travel companion. Also my wife was looking for a way to follow her spin classes without any distraction from the surroundings.”
So Meeh decided to create his own. When he first set out to design his VR Headset, he wanted to make it as all encompassing as possible. He noticed that only a few of the headsets on the market today have the ability to adjust the pupillary distance and/or diopter for individuals who are slightly far or short sighted. He also took note that very few headsets allow you to use your phone’s camera to switch between virtual reality and your real environment. At the same time, he wanted a headset that would be ready for augmented reality applications.