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Designing a Cardboard-inspired viewer

To help unlock virtual reality’s potential, the Cardboard viewer's specification is open source and available for manufacturers who want to create their own viewers. 

Creating your own Cardboard viewer entails five basic steps:

  1. Create your viewer using product specifications
  2. Test your viewer
  3. Create a viewer profile and generate a QR code
  4. Design your QR code and place it on your viewer
  5. Get your viewer “Works with Google Cardboard” certified

Google Cardboard specifications and tolerances

This Help Center explains the various specs and product tolerances for each part of the Cardboard viewer. For easier distribution within manufacturing teams, you may also find it useful to download the full Cardboard Manufacturers Kit of specifications and tolerances.

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