April Fools VR
- Client: Next Thing Co.
- Role: Design Director, industrial design, 3D modeling, manufacturing
I collaborated with the VP of Marketing at Next Thing Co. to create an April Fools Day messaging campaign for a VR Headset that one could make using our PocketCHIP product, the lenses from Google Cardboard, and a replacement bezel designed to be printed on any 3D printer. In a little over an hour I had modeled the replacement bezel and started a test print. Once the print was done I assembled the pieces, fired up the software on PocketCHIP, and… it actually worked! While this project is intended to mainly draw laughs it IS actually a functioning VR headset.
Our joke product actually received some media attention. A local reporter caught wind of the project and wrote about it in Wired.