Introduction: Car Back-up Camera Sun Shade

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I find the back-up camera in my car very useful, except when the sun's glare wipes out the image. This seems to happen all too often when I am ready to back out of my driveway. I decided a sunshade was in order and I made it at the Techshop, San Jose,CA, www.techshop.ws.

Step 1: Draw the Shade

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After taking some measurements of my car's display screen and surround, I determined that I could utilize the single CD slot above the display to anchor my shade. I sketched the shade in Corel Draw.

Step 2: Cut the Shade.

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I used the laser at the Techshop to cut the shade from "dollar store" cardstock. A couple of fit checks in the car led to a few drawing changes and the final shape. I cut the shade I use from black cardstock to reduce reflections. Works great!

Comments

techietype (author)2016-09-25

Terrific. Congrats to BGerens for a very useful aid. I have prototyped it with cardboard for my 2014 Toyota Highlander (the nav screen of which is pretty unsat even without sun obliterating its poor image). When refined a bit further, i will make a final piece.

Many thanks to you and Instructables.

JackiM14 (author)techietype2017-06-23

I have a 2013 Highlander SE and was thinking about making something like this for my car, for the same reasons. I'd like to know what you did to refine this design. Thanks!

Bgerens, I'm also glad I decided to Google my problem instead of just trying to draw up a design whe it's basicall all done here! Great idea! Thank you!

This is brilliant. It's so hard to see these types of screens in the sun!

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