DIY The MXR Hardware and Software


The VR2GO mobile viewer is part of the MxR suite of low-cost immersive viewers, including the Socket HMD and the FOV2GO. This 3D printed viewer along within the accompanying software package enables the creation of 3-D, immersive virtual and augmented reality experiences using just a smart phone.

Socket HMD

Socket HMD – Fabricate a do-it-yourself, plug and play, customizable immersive stereo display with a 90º field of view and 1280×800 resolution. We’ll show you how to put it together, from 3D printing the plastic housing to assembling the circuitry. Download our Open Source software to create virtual worlds and experiences for the Socket viewer.


The MxR team’s favorite modifications to the Oculus Rift, VR softwares, and other hardware/techniques.

MxR Code

All software, scripts, and packages for every MxR Project can be found here.


FAAST is middleware to facilitate integration of full-body control with games and VR applications using either OpenNI or the Microsoft Kinect for Windows skeleton tracking software.


“Virtual reality in an envelope.” Our Fold-Out-Viewer can be made almost entirely from foam core board or cardboard. Provided are printable templates and instructions for creating your own stereoscopic viewers for your iPhone 4/4S.

Featured Showcases

Oculus Rift Minus Lab Project Holodeck HungerLA

Spun out of MxR’s VR2GO and HMD prototypes, the Oculus Rift is the single most anticipated piece of VR technology to date.

Compatible with our MxR Unity Package on the Socket, VR2GO/FOV2GO and Oculus Rift; a sneak peek of an environment from the upcoming game Tales from the Minus Lab for stereo displays.

Project Holodeck used Socket to help bring 360-degree, full-body virtual reality, out of the research lab and into a fun, accessible consumer gaming platform.

Featuring PhaseSpace’s tracking software and MxR HMD prototypes, HUNGER IN LOS ANGELES is a compelling piece of immersive journalism.


OpenNI OPTT-RERC WorldVizVizard Virtual Reality Toolkit 3DVIA Studio