24 Oct

Google Cardboard

Despite the refurbishment work taking place at Makers Inc, the Google Cardboard workshop was a lot of fun and probably one we will run again at some point.

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Everyone got their Cardboard assembled and nearly all the phones worked. We only have two handsets that didn’t support all the required features. They were a Moto G and a Galaxy mini. The Moto G doesn’t have an accelerometer and so can’t do head tracking and the Galaxy Mini wasn’t powerful enough to render the display.

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We also had one phone that suffered from double vision – that was an HTC but I can’t remember the model. Interestingly I had seen this double vision issue with my own Nexus 4 while running the Chrome VR experiments but is fine with the Google Cardboard app.

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While watching the Google IO video on Google Cardboard, they mentioned that you can change the interpupillary¬†distance by programming that information into the NFC tag that is used to launch the Cardboard app then putting your phone into Cardboard. This might fix the double vision issue. I will look into how that is done as i’d like to see the Chrome VR experiments working properly on my Nexus 4.

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Last Updated on 24 October 2014 by Mark