http://vr.wikinet.org/wiki/DIY_HMD

Ideal HMD

Display :
  • 4K/8K resolution per eye for 20/20 "normal" visual acuity (1 arcminute)
    • 32° HFOV : 1920 pixels
    • 90° HFOV = 5400 pixels
    • 120° HFOV = 7200 pixels
    • 150° HFOV = 9000 pixels
  • 1ms TN LCD panel
    • for strobed backlighting to eliminate judder, IPS is too slow
    • 120Hz to eliminate flicker with strobed backlighting
  • diagonal :
    • Interpupillary distance (IPD) : between 55 mm and 75 mm seems to be a good ballpark figure
    • Minimum width : ~110 mm (TODO: calc that)
    • Maximum width : ~150 mm (TODO: calc that)

Guides

DIY Oculus Rift - schematics, instructions and build pics! : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=15247
Guide - Vitrolight / Hydis LVDS connection via HDMI... : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=15554
HDMI breakout board : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=83258#p83258
An Open-Source VR Headset Inspired by the Oculus Rift by Rod Furlan (2012)
DIY 3D Virtual Reality Goggles by Marcus Hutter (2013)
The Nova—A DIY Oculus Rift! by Thomas Neptune (2014) http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/25ms6n/how_to_make_your_own_oculus_rift/

Discussions

Decent Add-ons to make Oculus Fully Wireless : https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=10117

Parts


Display

The ideal display size should be between 5.5" and 10" according to Palmer Luckey.

Displays

Probable display of the 1080p prototype :
http://www.etradesupply.com/oem-lg-optimus-g-pro-e980-lcd-screen.html

Interfacing with the HTC Desire Display and its Touch Panel : http://hackaday.com/2014/01/04/interfacing-with-the-htc-desire-display-and-its-touch-panel/
Pumping 1080p video out of an FPGA : http://hackaday.com/2013/03/08/pumping-1080p-video-out-of-an-fpga/

Lenses

The lenses to use will depend on the display size.

Lenses

Wireless USB


Cables Unlimited USB-WR2000 (USB2)
$189.99 : http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimited-Wireless-Transmitter-Receiver/dp/B0036VNZHA
$75.00 : http://dbssoundent.com/dbs-usb-wi-fi.html
$84.54 : http://cstbatmantech.vstore.ca/product_info.php/products_id/17
$99.99 : http://www.overstockedcomputer.com/product.asp?ID=874916

Drivers : http://www.cablestogo.com/cables-unlimited/drivers
http://voices.yahoo.com/product-review-cables-unlimited-wireless-usb-adapter-7802816.html
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/2962128
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3244650
http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=18758
http://www.jeffsreviews.com/Articles/comp%20hard%20apr2010-/cables%20umlimited%20wireless%20usb.html

Cables Unlimited Wireless USB Adapter Set (USB1)
$39.99 : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001GV00ZM

Drivers : http://www.cablestogo.com/cables-unlimited/drivers
http://petetek.blogspot.fr/2009/05/50-wireless-tethering-solution.html http://petetek.blogspot.fr/2009/05/petetether-11-wireless-usb-portable.html

Cables To Go 29571 TruLink Wireless USB Device Adapter Kit
Unavailable : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001JEPC3Q
$86.40 : http://www.officespecialties.com/cables_to_go_29571_trulink_wireless_usb_device_adapter_kit_79856_prd1.htm

Olidata Wireless-USB-Set
64,95€ ($89.20) : http://www.elv.de/olidata-wireless-usb-set.html
64,95€ ($89.20) : http://www.amazon.de/Olidata-Wireless-USB-Set/dp/B002BX3LRI
52,90€ ($72.65) : http://chl.it/jsp/proddetails/proddet.jsp?acodart=120535&icdsroot=17902449

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50587399
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50404940
https://www.olidata.com/?module=products&task=product&id=21
https://www.olidata.com/?module=products&task=product&id=181
http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/17/olidata-rolls-out-wisair-based-wireless-usb-adapter-set/
http://www.zdnet.com/wireless-usb-adapter-kit-heads-to-uk-3039548110/

Q-Waves Wireless USB Data Kit
£24.99 ($40.71) : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wireless-USB-Transfer-Data-Adapter-Kit-/221117683041

Drivers (broken links) : https://web.archive.org/web/20130617001259/http://q-waves.com/
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/review/1566120/q-waves-wireless-usb-kit
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/gadgets/1280209/q-waves-wireless-usb-data-kit

IOGEAR GUWIP204
$99.95 : http://www.iogear.com/product/GUWIP204/
$74.99 : http://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-Wireless-Sharing-Station-GUWIP204/dp/B0058DN1Q4

Wireless HDMI

Asus WAVI
£171.61 ($287.03) : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Wireless-Audio-Video-Interaction/dp/B004W7GZWO/

http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/WAVI/
http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=13594
http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=15588
http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=16934
http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=17577
http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=17710

Asus Wicast
$207 : http://www.aztekcomputers.com/EW2000NA-ASUS-1346398.html

http://commercial.asus.com/product/detail/67
http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=62541#p62541

LG AN-WL100W
$59.95 : http://www.amazon.com/LG-ANWL100W-Digital-Streamer-Compatible/dp/B003I6718M/

http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=16947&p=118380#p118380
http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=18758
http://www.lg.com/us/tv-accessories/lg-AN-WL100W-wireless-media-kit
https://plus.google.com/101948760925084043079/posts/btdqMZqCzEA

Q-Waves Wireless USB to HDMI Extender
$110.00 : http://www.amazon.com/Q-Waves-Wireless-USB-HDMI-Extender/dp/B002RL9F38

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/peripherals/353989/q-waves-wireless-usb-av-kit
http://www.michaels.me.uk/post.cfm/q-waves-usb-av-kit

IOGEAR Wireless 1080p Computer to HDTV Kit
$60.00 : http://www.ebay.com/itm/IOGEAR-Wireless-1080p-Computer-to-HDTV-Kit-1-HDMI-Output-GUWVKIT3-Black-NEW-/181281506226

http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/10/iogears-wireless-3d-digital-kit-streams-the-third-dimension-in/
http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13951

Nyrius ARIES Pro (compress the video feed and has motion artifacts when turning) (doesn't support USB HID for the Rift sensor)
http://nyrius.com/products/display.php?id=122
$249.99 : http://www.amazon.com/Nyrius-Wireless-Transmitter-Receiver-NPCS550/dp/B0092T3E3A
http://rahkogen.net/vr-stuff/wireless-oculus-rift/

Gigabyte SkyVision WS 100
$134.99 : http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-SkyVision-Wireless-Video-GT-WS100/dp/B0098FKFUS

http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=148678#p148678

DVDO Air3 60GHz wirelessHD
$193.38 : http://www.amazon.com/DVDO-AIRG3-1-60GHz-WirelessHD-Adapter/dp/B00F5LEMBC/

Wireless DVI

Cables Unlimited DisplayDock Wireless USB Docking Station with Video for PC
$48.95 : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003D1CBY6/

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50412770

EZair Wireless Laptop Docking Kit
$39.99 : http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/321274026659
$99.99 : http://www.amazon.com/EZAir-EZDock-Wireless-Docking-Stations/dp/B004QHLXHC

http://www.gizmosforgeeks.com/review-ezair-wireless-laptop-usb-to-hdtv-hdmi-adapter

Chargers for Wireless

Energizer CEL2MOT Energi To Go Instant Cell Phone Charger ($6.50) : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IOIWOY/ http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50405286

Lenses

Cables

Preferably thin (search ultra thin, ultra slim, etc.)

http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=15992

Extending LVDS cable : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=105338#p105338

Cables

Completed projects


rfurlan
TheLostBrain
WickedAndy
Space123321
Sellars
Chriky
D4N13L : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=16288
Socket HMD http://projects.ict.usc.edu/mxr/diy/socket-hmd/
Foculus Rift http://yetifrisstlama.blogspot.fr/2014/03/the-foculus-rift-part-1-building-head.html http://yetifrisstlama.blogspot.fr/2014/03/the-foculus-rift-part-2-reverse.html

5.6" display

bobjwatts : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=15247&p=91494#p91494
[DIY] Awesome HMD - post Rift DIY parts : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=17869

7" display

DIY Rift - 3D printable 7 inch version : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=18035
DIY wide FOV HMD (work in progress) : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=13659
DIY 1024x768 VR HMD Project with wireless headtracking. $154 : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=16231
Oculus Rift + Nexus 7: HD Wireless VR : http://etlab.eng.uab.edu/oculus-rift-nexus-7-hd-wireless-vr/

10" display

LaserEdge
Description : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=91432#p91432
Details : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=94610#p94610
Display : http://www.ebay.com/itm/LCD-Screen-Display-Panel-Acer-Iconia-Tab-A700-B101UAN02-1-Replacement-/180962654899
Specifications : http://www.panelook.com/B101UAN02.1_AUO_10.1_LCM_overview_16765.html
Controller board :
http://www.njytouch.com/NJY-2662.htm
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NJY2662-LVDS-VGA-DVI-AV-HDMI-LCD-controller-board-DIY-Samsung-LTN154U1-L01-/370801893781
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NJY2261-V1-0-LCD-Controller-DVI-VGA-PC-Audio-LVDS-Jumper-Change-Resolutions-/370823748444

Smartphone

VR2GO
FOV2GO http://projects.ict.usc.edu/mxr/diy/fov2go/
3D Virtual Reality Gaming on a Smartphone : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n1nr9C6JMk http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=16606
[DIY] Hackulus Rift : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=15607
Open Dive : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=17526
Smartphone-Based Head Mounted Display : http://projects.ict.usc.edu/mxr/blog/smartphone-based-hmd-at-ieee-vr-2011/ http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=13822 http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=13158
Project Openloop - cell phone VR for the Riftless : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=18437 http://www.shapeways.com/model/1439448/quot-openloop-htc-one-edition-quot-by-sinsilla.html
Galaxy Rift http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=18835
Oculus Thrift http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/28pb82/oculus_thrift_making_a_pc_compatible_rift_for/
Hoot : http://www.reddit.com/r/DIYRift/comments/2acgk3/new_version_of_my_hmd_hoot_no_adhesive_completely/

Tablet


Two displays

Modded TomyTronic 3D stereoscopic PIC : http://www.pyrofersprojects.com/blog/modded-tomytronic-3d-stereoscopic-pic/
InfinitEye
InfinitEye V2
Portal Dual HMD

Unfinished projects


Articles


Beyond the Rift: How the Oculus Kick-Started a New DIY Virtual Reality Movement at Motherboard