Palmer Luckey is the founder of Oculus VR and inventor of the Oculus Rift, a HD VR head-mounted display that provides the user with different virtual realities. Luckey was frustrated with the inadequacy of the existing head-mounted displays in his collection for gaming due to low contrast, high latency, and low field-of-view. In response, he created his first prototype at age 18 in his parents’ garage in 2011, called CR1 and featuring a 90-degree field of view. Palmer developed a series of prototypes exploring features like 3D stereoscopy, wireless, and extreme 270-degree field-of-view, while also decreasing size and weight. He posted regular updates on his work on MTBS3D, a forum website frequented by virtual reality enthusiasts. His 6th-generation unit was named the "Rift," and was intended to be sold as a do-it-yourself kit on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website to fellow enthusiasts rather than a pre-assembled consumer device, with a target of about 100 customers. He first started Oculus VR in order to facilitate the Kickstarter campaign.