Blockbuster castAR Kickstarter hits goal in 20 hours to bring AR to the masses

Gigaom

The Kickstarter community has spoken, and it wants augmented reality.

CastAR, the lightweight AR glasses developed by two former Valve hardware gurus, has completed its $400,000 campaign goal on Kickstarter in just 20 hours. As of this writing, the number has steadily grown to more than $416,000, with 29 days left to go.

Technical Illusions, the company made by former Valve employees Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, has already sent an update with a list of significant stretch goals for the device. Both of the goals are based on certain demo concepts displayed in the company’s video trailer.

The first, to be fulfilled if the campaign surpasses the $600,000 mark, is a customizable dungeon tiling tool with specialized wall, floor and obstacle tiles to be played via the company’s RFID tracking mat or proprietary wand controller. The goal is born out of Johnson’s own love for Dungeons and Dragons

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