Introduction: Palpebra - Laptop Webcam Sliding Cover

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Because privacy matters, I came up with this inexpensive "device" to protect us from prying eyes.

It's quite simple to put together.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Picture of Materials and Tools

Step 2: Measurements

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Get familiar with both the idea and the measurements you will have to take. Diverse laptop models will have different webcam and led placements.

Step 3: The Tape Strips

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I strongly suggest you go through the whole set of instructions before assembling this.

Step 4: The Base and the Sliding Loop Assembly

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Step 5: Attaching It to Your Laptop

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I made 2 of these so far and they have been working great.

Being it quite simple and inexpensive design, I'm sure you won't have any trouble fine-tuning it to your needs, even if some trial and error is to be expected.

Pardon my non-native english skills.


FlyingRatDog made it! (author)2017-07-10

I made this with washi tape instead of electrical tape. I prefer washi tape for this, because it comes in different colors and patterns, and it can be removed easily without sticky residue. I think this is a nice, inexpensive solution. Most other homemade webcam cover ideas involve something which folds over the top edge of the laptop and gets in the way of closing it- your solution does not have this issue.

P.S. I couldn't tell you weren't a native english speaker. There were a couple misplaced words, but even native english speakers usually have a few syntax errors in their writing. :)

VarunS86 (author)2017-03-09

I have 2 mics on both sides and don't have enough room to move the sliding thing...any more ideas?

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-06-12

Cool illustrations.

Thank you!

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