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REALLY budget DIY FPV goggles.

#1
Want to get into FPV but CHEAP? Please check out my DIY fpv goggles. £25? Plus you can use the screen as a monitor too. Add a little tx for £12 and you'll have it all sorted for £37. Links for monitor and tx are on my video! PS You'll need a bit of foamboard too. 😉
 
#4
I would suggest blacking out the inside, should help with the image quality (stop internal light reflections).
Thanks. Good idea. Version 2 will have that mod! It was all a learning experience. With the black paper on the outside it is pretty dark in there, though not sure what it will be like in bright sunshine (if we ever get any again! :()
 

JasonK

Participation Award Recipient
#5
Thanks. Good idea. Version 2 will have that mod! It was all a learning experience. With the black paper on the outside it is pretty dark in there, though not sure what it will be like in bright sunshine (if we ever get any again! :()
well, you still have light from the screen reflecting off the inside (even in a pitch black room), so that is were the dark inside will help.
 
#7
As much as possible I've stuck more black paper on. Two layers on top. And also, where possible blacked other places , where I can reach, with black marker pen. As I say, it was a prototype! Next time, black inside before glueing up.

It's quite a bright screen and surprisingly dark inside really though.
 

Ratcheeroo

Master member
#8
So all I did for my setup was buy an OTG receiver for my phone, ($20 canadian), cheap pair of VR goggles to put the phone in($10) , and downloaded the app "GoFPV" for free and I was good to go, essentially the same setup as what you did only cheaper I think and I didn't have to make anything, plus it records my flights as well
 
#9
A few years back I experimented with a video rx and my phone, and Google Cardboard, which is a cheap VR thing. It was difficult as I had to power the rx seperately and have software that would allow it to be displayed on my phone. Wrecked a phone trying that.

It would be easier now with one of these rx that plugs straight into an Android phone. £14.35 https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-RO...ht-recommendation&cur_warehouse=CN&ID=6287830
Google cardboard goggles £3.99 ! So even cheaper solution, less than £20.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/32247607...Z0qMYgaXQpxO3sm-3radFSApgMFl9imxoCsw0QAvD_BwE
 
#10
A few years back I experimented with a video rx and my phone, and Google Cardboard, which is a cheap VR thing. It was difficult as I had to power the rx seperately and have software that would allow it to be displayed on my phone. Wrecked a phone trying that.

It would be easier now with one of these rx that plugs straight into an Android phone. £14.35 https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-RO...ht-recommendation&cur_warehouse=CN&ID=6287830
Google cardboard goggles £3.99 ! So even cheaper solution, less than £20.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/32247607...Z0qMYgaXQpxO3sm-3radFSApgMFl9imxoCsw0QAvD_BwE
Exactly my setup, works great
 
#11
Our posts crossed! Basically, because I already had that little monitor and nothing to do, I figured I'd experiment with it! £1 for fresnel magnifier.

I've still got my old Google cardboard goggles and if I'd seen that little phone compatible rx first I may we have gone down that route too! They weren't around a few years ago when I tried to do it with my phone. TX and RX have got so much smaller and cheaper now.