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  • Pocket 360: Behind the design process

    We're blown-away by the support you've been giving our Kickstarter project. We thought it would be cool to show you the design process behind one of the more popular products in the campaign, the Pocket 360. Lots of blood, sweat, and mold-release went into its creation. We hope you enjoy this behind the scenes look.

    Free Pocket 360

    If you've backed our previous campaigns (XGVR or dscvr), we'll give you a free Pocket 360 when you purchase any product in the latest campaign!

    Support the project on Kickstarter

     

    The dscvr headset: where it all started

    3a5d829b-652b-4735-ac2d-aeb893d84b46 Last year we designed dscvr, a rugged and portable headset. After the Kickstarter campaign, we asked "what's next?" The answer: make a headset that's even more portable. Enter the Pocket 360.

     

    Creating the Pocket 360

    It all starts with drawings and initial 3D renders. Once the 3D models are done, prototypes are created using the CNC machine. It all starts with drawings and initial 3D renders. Once the 3D models are done, prototypes are created using the CNC machine.

     

    Machining the prototype out of a solid plastic block. Looks like a nice block of cheese. Machining the prototype out of a solid plastic block. Looks like a nice block of cheese.

     

    All the bits are assembled and fine-tuned by hand. Messy and fun! All the bits are assembled and fine-tuned by hand. Messy and fun!

     

    The prototype isn't pretty, but it gives us a good idea of what works, and how to improve the design further. The prototype isn't pretty, but it gives us a good idea of what works, and how to improve the design further.

     

    render 1 We usually go back to CAD to make necessary tweaks based on the prototype. Special attention was given to the phone clamp...

     

    ...and the pivoting front panels. ...and the pivoting front panels.

     

    Pocket Repeat the process a few more times, and you get the final (awesome!) product. We can't wait for you to get your hands on the Pocket 360!

     

    Meet the 360 family

    The Pocket 360 is part of a family of products designed to help you create, share, and experience virtual reality.

    Check them out on Kickstarter!

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