If you would like to enjoy a little virtual reality interactivity this holiday season and already own a smartphone, you might be interested in a new VR system that is launched over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website called DIYVR.
The DIYVR system allows you to use your own smartphone together with a cardboard casing, and if you would prefer a cap mounted attachment to enjoy virtual reality from $20. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the DIYVR project.
DIYVR allows you to enjoy a little virtual reality without the need for great expense and remove the need to purchase headsets such as the Oculus Rift. Its creators explain a little more :
“What is DIYVR? 1 – Open, web-based software development tools for Virtual Reality. 2 – Accessible and adaptable Cardboard Smartphone VR toolkits that convert your smartphone into your very own Virtual Reality viewer
We’ve partnered with Virtual Reality pioneer, author, and developer extraordinaire Tony Parisiand his organization Third Eye to add VR support to the open source GLAM software. The proceeds from this campaign will help create software tools that will streamline web-based VR development.
Virtual Reality is the next new media platform, but its arrival has been hamstrung by expensive hardware and proprietary software.
With your help, we can blow this industry wide open and accelerate its arrival by years. You can help any web developer be a Virtual Reality developer. We’ll reward you generously with some fun perks, but the real reward will be all the awesome Virtual Reality games, apps and experiences to come!”
The DIYVR project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $25,000 that pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think DIYVR is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website via the link below to make a pledge and help DIYVR become a reality with pledges starting from $20.