We’ve giving away everything you need to create your own custom Google Cardboard
You’ve heard about Google’s VR viewer, you’ve seen the cool things it can do, and you know how to make one for less than $10 with Ponoko.
Wouldn’t it be cool to make one for FREE?
We’ve got 3 Google Cardboard Kits and over $250 worth of laser cutting that we’re giving away to folks with the best ideas for a custom Google Cardboard headset.
Google’s kit is based around making with cardboard, and the manufacturing specifications are open source. This makes it perfect for developing and prototyping your killer idea with laser cut parts from Ponoko.
Maybe one button isn’t enough for the game you’re developing. Maybe you want an oversized headset that works with your iPad. Maybe you just want a shiny gold acrylic VR headset to match your gold watch.
Whatever your idea is, we want to hear it. The folks with the best ideas will get a head start on making their ideas a reality with one of the following prizes:
||1st Prize – Google Cardboard Hardware Kit + $150 Worth of Laser Cutting
||2nd Prize – Google Cardboard Hardware Kit + $75 Worth of Laser Cutting
||3rd Prize – Google Cardboard Hardware Kit + $35 Worth of Laser Cutting
How to Enter:
Simply describe your idea in the comments below. Include a mockup, sketch or other visual aid that shows what makes your idea great. Multiple submissions welcome.
About the Prizes:
Hardware kit includes everything you need to get started: Two 25mm diameter lenses, one ring neodymium magnet, one ceramic disk magnet and a set of sticky-back velcro strips. Free laser cutting is issued in the form of Ponoko Making Vouchers. The original Google Cardboard costs less $10 to make with Ponoko, so the $35 prize is more than enough for three iterations!
Finalists will be selected using the following criteria, in no particular order:
- Interesting use of material(s).
- Production feasibility and/or market appeal.
Submit your idea before next Friday, August 14th. The best ideas as voted by the Ponoko team will be announced on Monday August 17th.
Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions, or things we can assist with.
Update 18 Aug: Congratulations to the winners!
First Prize – Richard for steampunk Cardboard
Second Prize – Tana for a Cardboard with a proximity sensor.
Third Prize – Kevin for a Cardboard stand that allows for time-lapse photos or other similar time consuming techniques.
If you are one of our winners, please check your email for details on how to claim your prize. Thanks again to everyone who participated!