Project ESKY & ARIEL

Project Esky is BEER Labs’ home-brewed technology, enabling high fidelity Extended Reality (XR) experiences to be developed on any experimental hardware!

With it, we use Project North Star & Project Ariel open-sourced, PC teathered headsets to rapidly create content and showcase experiences on par with higher cost industry standard devices, such as the Microsoft HoloLens.


Git Repository (Unity)

Git Repository (Unreal)

Low Level API


Project Northstar Display


Discord (Support)


Rompapas, D. C., Rodda, C., Brown, B. C., Zerkin, N. B., & Cassinelli, A. (2021). Project Esky: an Open Source Software Framework for High Fidelity Extended Reality. In CHI’21 – Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [365] Association for Computing Machinery.

Project Esky : Enabling High Fidelity Extended Reality on an Open Source Platform. / Constantine, Rompapas Damien; Rodda, Charlton; Brown, Bryan Christopher; Zerkin, Noah Benjamin; Cassinelli, Alvaro.

Campbell, J., Ta, V., Cassinelli, A., & Constantine, R. D. (2021). Project Ariel: An Open Source Augmented Reality Headset for Industrial Applications. In UbiComp ’21: Adjunct Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 462-466). Association for Computing Machinery.