Relativty – ‍an $200 open-source VR headset #VR

Relativty is a $200 DIY open-source VR headset

I’m Max Coutte and when my best friend Gabriel Combe and I were 15 years old we built our own VR headset because we couldn’t afford to buy one. It became Relativty, one of the world’s’ most popular open-source VR headset.

Make it for $200

Relativty is not a consumer product. We made Relativty in my bedroom with a soldering iron and a 3D printer and we expect you to do the same: build it yourself.

The affordable motherboard that runs the Relativty Firmware it is based on the Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 processor and uses an MPU-6050 as it’s IMU. The naked PCB and the components to solder on, cost in total about 25 dollars. The firmware runs on any ARM SAM microcontroller.

See the website here for more and the GitHub repo here.


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