Ever for the reason that ill-fated LG SteamVR headset debuted a helpful flip-up characteristic in its design, we’ve wished to see one in virtually each VR headset. This fascinating mod makes that a actuality on the Oculus Rift S, however just for a sure set of customers.

Mark Schramm, who labored on Superhot VR in addition to video games like Gravity Lab and Nighttime Terror, simply launched a developer-focused information to modding a Rift S to characteristic a flip up hinge. As soon as put in, Schramm says the mod will maintain the Rift S visor at a 90 diploma angle when flipped up. Notice that Schramm says the mod is solely meant for VR builders uninterested in having to take headsets on and off when engaged on content material. He doesn’t advocate regular VR customers attempt it out. Test it out in motion under.


— Mark Schramm 🕹️ #VR #AR (@skyworxx) Could three, 2020

The tactic makes use of a 3D printed hinge of Schramm’s design, which is held collectively utilizing a 50mm M3 bolt (or two 25mm ones) and slides onto the headset. Schramm’s information contains dimensions for printing your individual items and brackets. You’ll additionally want rubber bands. Schramm assures that the mod is totally reversible and doesn’t make any adjustments to the precise mount in your Rift S’s headstrap. The developer is accepting donations for his creation, however entry to the information is free.

That stated, take observe that we haven’t tried this mod for ourselves, and might’t attest to its high quality or if it really works. Should you’re not skilled with modding hardware, we strongly recommend you don’t make this your first challenge; you don’t need to find yourself with a damaged Oculus Rift S. These issues aren’t straightforward to come back by in the mean time.

In fact, in the event you don’t need to danger messing up a headset with a mod, the HTC Vive Cosmos additionally encompasses a flip up design. If this characteristic is a should for you, perhaps begin there.

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