Playing with Google Cardboard at the office
Whilst I was trying to find an immediate alternative to the long-awaited Oculus Rift, a project from Google caught my attention. Google Cardboard is a Virtual Reality headset that was created by a Google employee under a company initiative which gives all employees the flexibility to spend 20% of their time on their own projects. The Google Cardboard kit was given freely to attendees of the Google I/O 2014, the annual conference about the Android ecosystem.
I decided to go through the Google Cardboard DIY (Do It Yourself) design. The DIY kit was easy to make with cardboard (even from yesterday’s pizza box) as all the instructions can be found on the Google official website. As I was putting everything together, my colleagues were eager to find out what I was trying to make with all the pieces. The truth is that I did not have great expectations but it turned out that it was a truly amazing experience!