Forget Daydream: here's a Google Cardboard viewer you can actually eat

Forget Daydream: here's a Google Cardboard viewer you can actually eat
Smartphone users have nothing but options when it comes to VR viewers right now, and beyond a litany of Google Cardboard-compatible designs, we've also got phone-specific viewers like Samsung's Gear VR. When we start adding to that list later this year with the first headsets designed to the new Google Daydream standards … well, suffice it to say that a very crowded VR-viewer market is only about to get busier. With so much hardware out there, we're always looking for devices that really stand out, and today we find ourselves drooling over a new DIY Cardboard project – and with good reason, as this one's made of graham crackers and icing.

Envisioned as something of a gingerbread Cardboard, the viewer's constructed out of overlapping segments of graham cracker panels, cemented together with the help of some icing.

Now, full disclosure: this Cardboard viewer isn't quite 100% edible, as it still employs standard plastic lenses. Could you theoretically craft some optically transparent, edible lenses of your own? Probably, but not without a ton of time and effort that could otherwise be spent building, using, and consuming this 95% edible VR viewer.

Practical? Oh, heavens no. But we can't deny that this project both looks like a lot of fun, and is straightforward enough that you could likely pull it off yourself without a huge amount of difficulty. Granted, you'd probably end up with a lot of broken graham crackers and spent icing in the process, but cleaning up after yourself (especially if you get to eat your failures) is half the fun.



source: Make via Boing Boing

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4 Comments

1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Windows holographic or nothing

2. ToastedBacon21

Posts: 47; Member since: Oct 18, 2015

You mean the hololens??

3. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

No.... Its microsoft AR/VR platform they unveiled yesterday

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Mobile VR is going to take the most market share, by far. Price dictates that. As far as Hololens, they really need 3 things. Way better pricing than $3000. They also need a much better FOV (field of view) because 30 degrees does not cut it. Last and not least a standalone wireless solution. If future Hololens are missing any one of those 3 things, then it will never take off.

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