DIY 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.


Hardware Package:

File Contents: Front Casing STL File, Back Casing STL File, Socket Setup PDF, Licensing Agreement

Socket HMD

Software Package:

MxR Unity Package

Please Review Our Licensing Agreement

MxR Hardware and Software shown on this DIY site is available free to individuals, nonprofit educational and research institutions (including U.S. government research entities) for non-commercial, non-revenue generating academic, research, experimental and personal uses only, subject to the terms of the license agreement that can be found at If you would like to use it for something other than this, for example a commercial product, please contact Dava Casoni at or call 310-574-5700 and ask for someone on the MxR team. We are pretty easy going about helping to get this work out into the commercial world as it drives the field forward. As we try to build a community of users it helps to know who you are, please send your email address to and enter your email address when you download our MxR Hardware and Software packages and the license, and consider contributing back to the site.

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software, hardware and materials distributed under this License is distributed on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.