When Valve let up to 25 hardware development staff go in February
, Jeri Ellsworth was one of them, and she was working on a pair of 3D augmented-reality glasses at the time called Cast AR. Ellsworth continued work on them with her new company, Technical Illusions, and recently let our friends at Engadget
take them out for a spin at the Maker Faire 2013 event in San Mateo, CA.
Cast AR is described as a "projected augmented reality system" on the company's site
. Ellsworth said she plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign later in the year to fund the project, with the goal of each kit adding up to less than $200 for buyers. The site notes plans to include a development kit with each pair.