HOW CAN I MAKE A TYPE OF PRIVACY WINDOWS(INSTANT TINT AT A FLIP OF SWITCH FOR WHEN PRIVACY NEEDED ANYWHERE/ANYTIME)?

WHAT I AM TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH HERE IS A SAFE, HOPEFULLY INEXPENSIVE, RELIABLE, REASONABLE, AND VERY EFFECTIVE KIND OF INSTANT WITH VARIABLE OR ADJUSTABLE KIND OF TINT OR PRIVACY FEATURE TO WINDOW(s) IN PERCENTAGE AS TO HOW MUCH VISIBILITY IS ALLOWED THRU A WINDOW(s) FROM BOTH IN & OUT.

CONCEPT IDEA: WHAT I WAS THINKING OF IS A FEATURE WE CAN ADD I GUESS SIMILAR TO TINT FILM THAT IS INSTANTLY, AT A FLIP OF SWITCH FOR WHEN PRIVACY NEEDED ANYWHERE AT ANYTIME ALSO ALLOWING VARIABLE "PRIVACY" TYPE OF SWITCH(SO A MAIN ON/OFF POWER SWITCH, AN INSTANT "ON" 100% DARKEN SWITCH, AND THE VARIABLE TYPE OF "DIMMER" AS TO IF WE NEED A VISIBILITY RATIO GIVING 0%-100%) - FIRST OF ALL WE NEED TO ACHIEVE AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE 100% VISIBILITY TO SEE THRU THIS GIVEN WINDSHIELD(s) BOTH WAYS FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE BUT IF I NEEDED OR WANTED INSTANT PRIVACY, I CAN FLIP A SWITCH AND/OR ADJUST (MAYBE A TYPE OF ROTORY DIMMER LIKE SWITCH)THE AMOUNT OF VISIBILITY THAT WILL CHANGE HOW MUCH CAN BE SEEN BOTH IN AND OUT.

OK SO FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING.... WHAT I WANT TO FIND/CREATE IS BASICALLY A KIND OF TINT FOR MY CAR (AND EVEN MY HOME OR OFFICE.) I GUESS MY FOCUS IS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE AREA BEING THAT WHERE I LIVE, WE HAVE ENFORCED LEGAL RESTRICTIONS BY LAW AS TO HOW MUCH LIGHT CAN BE PASS THRU THE TINT FILM AND WINDSHIELD OF A VEHICLE. HERE IN HAWAII A PASSENGER CAR HAVING MINIMAL OF 6 WINDOWS
1. FRONT WINDSHIELD
2. REAR WINDSHIELD
3. FRONT DRIVER DOOR WINDOW
4. PASSENGER FRONT DOOR WINDOW
5 & 6. PASSENGER REARS OR 1/4 WINDOWS

BY LAW A FILM ADDED TO THE WINDOW CAN ONLY BE 35% DARKNESS TO THE SIDES AND REAR OF THE PASSENGER 2/3/4 DOOR VEHICLE AND ALLOWABLE 4 INCH VISOR TO THE VERY FRONT WINDSHIELD = CONSIDERED FOLLOWING THE LAW. OF COURSE PEOPLE DO GO DARKER AS IN UP TO 2.5% OR MORE COMMON IS THE 5%-20% ALL AROUND WHICH IS PRETTY DARK AND I CAN SEE WHY WE HAVE SUCH LAWS AS ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT BEING INSIDE A VEHICLE WITH 2.5%-20% ALL AROUND CAN & WILL GET DIFFICULT TO DRIVE ACCURATELY. ESPECIALLY PERTAINING TO REVERSING! LAWS IS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FOR 5-DOOR PASSENGER CARS, STATION WAGONS, VANS, SUV's, LIMO's AND TRUCKS. BUT WE WILL JUST STICK WITH THE MAIN 35% TO REAR AND SIDES. ITS EASIER....

IN CONCLUSION, IF I OR WE CAN CREATE A TYPE OF METHOD OR DEVICE THAT CAN GIVE US THIS EFFECT OF PRIVACY AT OUR LUXURY. THE ADVANTAGES I'M AIMING FOR IS IT IS 100% LEGAL AS IN NO ONE CAN TELL RIGHT OFF THAT I HAVE TINT IT LOOKS VERY NORMAL TILL YOU HOP IN AND I TURN IT ON OR ADJUST IT THEN BEING EITHER INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE VISIBILITY RATE CAN BE NOTICED, IT CAN BE ADJUSTED DURING MY DRIVE RUNNING ERRANDS OR IF I END UP SITTING IN TRAFFIC UNDER DIRECT HOT & BRIGHT SUNLIGHT OR EVEN JUST PARKED AT A OPEN PUBLIC PARK, BEACH, WHATEVER... I CAN GO FROM 0%-100% INSTANTLY BY A FLIP A MAIN SWITCH, THEN BE ADJUSTED LIKE A HOUSEHOLD DIMMER KNOB ALLOWING FOR PERFECT PRIVACY OR SAFETY TO VISIBILITY DRIVING WHILE TRYING TO BLOCK OUT SUNLIGHT OR UNWANTED NOSEY PEOPLE PEEKING IN WHILE PARKED. HEY IF WE WANT TO GET MORE INTO IT AND COMPLICATED YET MORE TO LUXURY WE CAN ADJUST EACH WINDOW SEPERATELY!

Ex.: I WANT/NEED THE FRONT WINDOW I SAY AROUND 60% & 5 OTHER WINDOWS MAYBE 15% BECAUSE I AM SITTING IN SLOW TRAFFIC DURING THE PEAK OF THE DIRECT SUNLIGHT AT SUN DOWN AS I'M SURE ANYONE WHO DRIVES OFTEN EXPERIENCED THAT IT CAN BE VERY BLINDING AND DANGEROUS AS YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE THE RED TRAFFIC LIGHT OR PEDESTRIAN, ETC... THEN I GUESS AS WE TRAFFIC START MOVING AND THE SUN IS NOW GONE IT IS DARK NIGHT, I CAN SAFELY ADJUST THE VISIBILITY TO ANY OR ALL WINDOWS...

SEE COMPARED TO A ONE TIME DEAL AFTER HAVING A CERTAIN PERCENT TINT INSTALLED ON YOUR WINDOWS WHERE NO MATTER WHAT IT IS ALWAYS THE SAME, BUT WORSENS AS WINDOWS GET DIRTY IT GETS LESS VISIBLE TILL YOU GET CHANCE WASH THE WINDOWS OR PEEL/STRIP YOUR TINT WHICH WILL BE COSTLY & OFTEN MESSY. IN HAWAII IT IS FINED $250+COURT FEES+TAX, ETC. PER EACH WINDOW!!! MEANING IF YOU GOT LESS THAN 35% PERCENT LIGHT RATING ON THE MEASURE TOOL USED ON 5 OUT OF YOUR 6 WINDOWS = DAAYUUMNNN EXPENSIVE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ LOSS. AND IF YOU ARE CAUGHT HAVING EVEN MORE THEN THE 4INCH VISOR AND/OR THE WHOLE FRONT WINDSHIELD ITS FEDERAL OFFENSE AND ITS NOT GOOD... I DON'T EVEN KNOW OR WANNA FIND OUT EITHER.

I HOPE I WAS AS BEST AS POSSIBLE CLEAR TO WHAT I WANT TO ACHIEVE. SORRY IF IT KIND OF LONG BUT DETAILS IS VERY IMPORTANT, AND I AM OPEN MINDED TO WHATEVER ANYONE CAN PUT ON THE TABLE IN IDEAS OR CONCEPTS TO THIS. NO WORRIES, JUST SHARE WHAT YOU THINK OR WHAT CAN BE DONE.
PRETTY AWESOME IDEA RIGHT???? I HOPE TO GAIN SEVERAL IDEA CONCEPTS, DESIGN OR WHATEVER THEN MAYBE WE CAN FIGURE THE MOST EFFICIENT WELL ROUNDED BENEFICIAL TO PRODUCE.
** THANX FOR YOUR TIME

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Bigev8 years ago
Wow. First off, there are other ways to type than with caps lock. Although I commend you for grammar and spelling. Okay I'm done being petty. What you want, most likely, are a set of LCD screens. When the screens are activate, the window would be a continuous black screen, but when the screen is off, it should be transparent... mostly. I'm not sure as to how exactly you could make them fit perfectly, if adding a variable selector is possible, or if you cold get maximum visibility in their off state. At any rate, that's the best way I could think of to do it.
KrAx (author)  Bigev8 years ago
THAT'S A COOL THOUGHT, MAYBE SOME LCD SCREEN INSERTS THAT CAN BE DIMMED OR BRIGHTENED... SEE THIS IS THE KIND OF IDEA OR OPINION OF THOUGHT I WAS LOOKING FOR, BECAUSE NOW YOU OPENED UP A NEW DOOR. IF USING LCD SCREENS CAN WORK I COULD PROBABLY MAKE IT SO THAT MY CAR MAY HAVE DESIGNS ON EACH WINDOW OR I CAN PHASE IN/OUT OF THE COLOR SPECTRUM IN A COLOR LCD.... IMAGINATION RUNNING WILD! GOT TO REMIND MYSELF WHAT AM I TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH AND IF ITS WORTH IT. HA HA HA LOL I HATE WHEN MY IMAGINATION GOES RIDICULOUS THEN IT JUST BECOMES AN IDEA I ONCE HAD BUT NEVER ACHIEVED... THANX YO ***HEY ANY MORE IDEAS OR DESIGN INDIFFERENCE WHATEVER ANYONE GOT TO SHARE. I'M OPEN MINDED & CURIOUS TO THE VARIATIONS OF OTHERS KNOWLEDGE.
Re-design8 years ago
You're about 5 years too late. They already have that. It's been featured on "This Old House". They've used in several episodes of CSI. It's expensive though.
KrAx (author)  Re-design8 years ago
KNOW THAT SUCH PRODUCT EXISTS AND IS OUT THERE BUT HARD TO GET AND DEFINITELY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR IT. ANY WAYS I WAS JUST WONDERING IF ANYONE HAD A SIMPLE HACK OR OTHER WAY OF CREATING SUCH AN EFFECT USING THINGS EASILY ATTAINABLE. I'M LOOKING FOR ACTUAL CREATIVE THOUGHTS, DESIGN DIFFERENCES, ETC.
Don't know of anything cheap.
KrAx (author)  orksecurity1 year ago

well what is it that you do know of? Details please.... what company, their location, possibly a website? Average known costs, etc?? Man i thought i was talking amongst creative minds of enthusiasts, were we can share thoughts and info for the sake of any existance of productivity and putting it out there... instead i get mostly simple answers of NO creativity, NO info, and its somewhat insulting! I only get two good thoughtful creative answers "bigev" & "fireball9919" thank you guys for great replies.

KrAx (author)  Re-design1 year ago

These guys did exactly what i was asking for and this video shows it in action! Only thing is they don't show or explain what it consists of(components), how it works, how much it may cost, energy use or requirement detail(if any), is it available to change color and/or make designs(like most usual LCD/TFT screens would and its programmability), etc.? I'm not even sure of the location/region this video is...

KrAx (author) 1 year ago

also SORRY about the stuck in CAPS typing my old computer then was malfunctioning and it wouldn't allow to undo, infact most of the symbols i had to copy paste into to get on here as even the shift key had no effect. I using a tablet now...

i realize this was back in 2009 that this question was raised but recently i have been looking to do something very similar.. any new ideas? im going to try the one about the LCD screen from a computer monitor.. ive opened them up before and goofed around a bit.. you can actually cut some of the sheets to size except the actual LCD part.. still trying to figure out that one.. i know there are "roll up" LCD screens out there but i just dont have the $ or the brains to make em... besides i dont think those can be cut.. however what i need is a LCD that is almost an auto darkening filter for my front windows in my house.. i need it to go from 100% visibility to 0% with "push of a button".. as previously stated i am going to try and goof around with an old LCD display and follow up with any news..
KrAx (author)  fireball99191 year ago

have you tried what you said you were going to do?? I wondered if you have gotten any results or possibly found something already made useful? Lemme know if anything please & thanx for your creative replies.

sanagol6 years ago
just get tinted windows and roll them up or down!!!
KrAx (author)  sanagol6 years ago
Coz, It's been done and I enjoy it as it keeps interior cooler, adds privacy, enhances the look, and definitely helps preserve the interior... but where I live having dark enough tint and keeping it is very hard and will get really expensive, and it may even sum up to being overall NOT worth it due to Hawaii state vehicle law and inspections are very much enforced yearly, a hefty/pricey fine/citation and they go by per window(used to be $250 per window now is up to $350per window per citation) every cop or state authority/inspector on duty, off duty, has the device that accurately measures it. I've even been forced to remove all the window films. I've been stopped and/or NOT allowed to register/drive my vehicle more then three times in a same day. citation fine of $350 x 5windows = $1,750. x 3stops/citations = $5,250. in citation fines + process fees + tax and something like only 60-90 days of paying from date of citation or penalties are tacked on such as NOT being able to register/renew any vehicle and also your driver license too!!

So Having a permanent type of tint of a certain darkness on your ride and thinking just simply rollem up or down is just NOT worth it as it won't last to long before having to be forced to strip it or deal with the fees fines. **DUH?!? The whole point of my thoughts in the instructable question I ask....

If you read my description thoroughly, I gave info of what I was tryina achieve