Looking to try the latest VR apps for the Leap Motion Controller, but don't have a VR Developer Mount? Here are two DIY alternatives you can try in the meantime:
1. Duct tape. This is what we did before designing the mount. It gets a bit messy with tape residue after a while, but it works! When using tape, be sure that the device is securely mounted in the right place (see mount instructions here). Be sure not to block the positional tracking LEDs on the Oculus Rift; you might need to trim the tape to get it just right. Here's an example:
2. 3D print your own! We've made the CAD file for the mount available to the community; download it from Thingiverse or GrabCAD. A couple of important notes: When creating your mount, be sure to use high-resolution printing for the best results. You’ll need to use double-sided adhesive to attach the mount to your VR headset.
UPDATE!!! The new Universal VR Developer Mount can now be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1589212
Attaching to the Oculus Rift CV1 or Vive? Right now the VR Developer Mount uses a thinner adhesive strip that sticks easily to flat HMDs like the Oculus Rift DK2. The mount also works on the Rift CV1 and Vive, though you'll want a slightly thicker foam adhesive than what's in the package right now. (It sticks, but since the mount is flat and the headsets are slightly curved, a thicker adhesive gives a nicer fit). We'll have updated mount kits soon. Anyone who has already ordered a mount and wants to use it on the Vive can get just about any 1/8" foam adhesive strips from their local hardware store, or get it online.
Why are we recommending alternatives? Our goal with the VR Developer Mount is to make it easy for you to experiment with VR using a consistent placement and angle. Whether you use the official mount, or a DIY alternative, we're happy as long as more developers can have access to VR tracking functionality.