Augmented Reality, electronics podcast, Jeri, Jeri Ellsworth, MacroFab, macrofab engineering podcast, Tilt 5, Tilt five
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MEP EP#194: Adult supervision not required – Tilt 5 with Jeri

Podcast Notes

Episode 200 is Coming Up!

  • Question / Answer setup like Episode 100
  • Send them via Audio Format to podcast@macrofab.com

Jeri Ellsworth

  • Self-taught electrical engineer and entrepreneur with over 20 plus years experience designing and building mass market consumer electronics
  • Assembled the initial hardware R&D team for the Valve Software and was a key contributor to the technology used in the popular HTC Vive
  • While at Valve, she began work on the AR technology that would later become the basis for the technology behind Tilt Five, where Jeri serves as CEO and Co-Founder

Topics

  • What is Tilt Five?
  • Kickstarter Campaign
  • How does it function?
  • The Industrial design behind the project?
    • How important was getting the weight to < 90 grams?
    • How did you do it?
  • You have brought lots of products to consumer markets:
    • Prototyping your “finalized” product or first article
      • Parts with High NRE fees like Injection molding
      • Electronics
      • Selecting and sourcing the projectors?
      • Retro reflective material for the game mat
    • How long is the typical timeline for development?
    • What is something people don’t think about when they start designing a product?
    • War Stories

Jeri debugging some hardware with her oscilloscope.

Jeri debugging some hardware with her oscilloscope.

 

Tilt 5's Augmented Reality gaming set.

Tilt Fives’s Augmented Reality gaming set.

 

Reminds me of the holo chess from Star Wars!

Reminds me of the holo chess from Star Wars!

 

The projectors inside the Tilt 5 glasses that enable the image to appear on the retro reflective material.

The projectors inside the Tilt Five glasses that enable the image to appear on the retro reflective material.


Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!