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The Invisible Face Mask !

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These days big brother is everywhere, with $10 or so worth of items you can build your own invisible "mask" to avoid any kind of identity exposure !

Here's a brief description as to how this works and why it's cool :)
You take a hat that looks good on you, hacking it to be a face mask for any kind of : Hidden, Security, Paparazzi or family member's video camera !
At the same time, when people look at you with the naked eye, they see nothing but you wearing a hat!
Now that's what i call stealth !

You can build it for as low as $10.00
-Materials Needed-
8 or more High Intensity IR LED's = $0.30 each that's $2.40
1 Hat/Cap that looks good on you = $6.00 you may have one all ready
16 Thin wires that i got from a 2 meter long UTP cable = $1.00
1 Electrical Tape = $0.80
-Total Cost = $10.20-

For a better understanding of the project and it's effect i recommend you view video !
 
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Step 1: Step 1: The Hat

The first and most important piece of our project is the hat !

I chose a baseball hat because it's often bigger than your (my) head and all the parts can fit well inside and it won't scratch or hurt my forehead !

Make sure it looks good on you and it can pretty much blend the LED's ... In my case it had some writing on it and it was white so the LED's won't be very eye catching...
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marcolinux5 months ago

RECORDED.

Everything.

Forever.

Years ago.

Blues Robot8 months ago
Could one use a scarf or ski cap for this project?
chalky6 years ago

cctv aint so bad

infact it makes me feel
kinda safe.
if you have nothing to hide
you have nothing to worry
about!
nothing to hide: please provide the following:
- a nude picture of you and yr wife/gf (or both)
- your bankaccount and pin
- masturbation frequency
- full description of your whereabouts the last month, including what you bought and how you paid for that
- full description or yr last sexual encounter
- names and addresses of all the people you slept with

Would you allow us to place a camera in your bed room? surely you have got nothing to hide.

CCTV might reveal things that are NOT illegal but still you dont want into the open. Say you are celeb, making out in a quiet parking garage with another celeb. You bet the cctv footage is gonna end up at some smut show.
Jgourlay chalky6 years ago
Chalky, please. The only people on the planet who have nothing to hide are the ones in the privileged position of defining what is "wrong".
i realise that this is from years ago, but what a belligerant statement...

i doubt there is a country out there that actively supports theft, rape, abuse, violence... terms that i, and many others would deem as wrong.

correct, i have nothing to hide, but i can guess that your general hoodrat will know right from wrong, but will take an active stance on the don't-care side of things.
chalky Jgourlay6 years ago
ok ok ok lets just agree to disagree then eh?? ps/ even though im right lol:)
hah You're a champ. : D
no mate we both are:)
omnibot chalky4 years ago
I agree, the innocent have nothing to fear. Any innocents around? Come one, show your hands!
im incient and your wright you have no need to hide
But who's business is it what I'm doing? I don't have anything to hide in my room, but I still don't like people going through it looking for bad things.
yeah i know what your saying,but lets face it in the world we live in now CCTV is one of the best tools we have to identify and deter criminals/terrorist's and all round general nonce's!
yea you do have a point... but it can be looked at both ways. thanks to the patriot act i am probably on every FBI watchlist there is... and i'm 14. I really got nothing to hide... yea i hate our government right now.. i'm into explosives and im not exactly an itunes user but id rather not have a camera watch me. the cameras are so small now you can literally fit them into a crack in a wall, so if the government ever goes more corrupt then it is, well, we're screwed! also these probably will not work much longer because as cameras get cheaper they will probably start loading them with infrared blocking chips. Besides.. I'd rather not have a camera spying on me while I'm peeing in the bathroom... who knows where they have that? but yea i can see both sides of the argument
**** the paitriot act... It was all set up... 9/11 was used by both the guy who owned the towers and the government. The guy sued the insurance company and got 8 billion dollars for 2 buildings he paid ~500 million for.... The government used it to scare people into thinking we were being attacked on all sides by "terrorists" and scared people into the allowing the patriot act to be passed. Thus allowing the government to look at whoever they want, legally... Do you think we would allow them to do that wo/ any risk of terrorists? NO WAY! but ahhh!!! terrorists are attacking!!!! Let the Government search any thing i have just as long as they get those "terrorists"!

And whats worse? The average sheep-person of America believes them...

Its time to take back our country...
I have not seen this for my self but a lot of my well know sane friends say that if you look at the vids of 9/11 you will see bombs go off in the towers before they are hit by the planes. also the gov had trust worthy information regarding 9/11 attacts but they did nothing??? also a internet based programi forget the name something with "box" in it gen random text and numbers this program before 9/11 said word like " new York " " fire in the sky " and "twin towers"

and for the government I don't trust a damn one of themmost of the laws are fuvked up like at 16 can have sex 18 can go to the army(and kill) and or buy a gun 21 buy beer??? the ages are all messed up if you ask me
These are all conspiracy theories. Just about as likely as the aliens who were behind it all. It's not THAT hard to grasp that there are some crazy people out there who do not like our free government, and were told all their lives that this was the correct thing to do. Why would they do something far more complicated? Why would the government want to do this? Even if it was corrupt under the bush, they would not have done anything like this. I'm not saying don't question your government; all I'm saying is use common sense! By the way, IT WAS THE ALIENS!! THE ALIENS DID IT! AND THE PYRAMIDS!
are you afraid to believe that someone, or group of people, could be "that" evil. I don't fully believe the attacks were planned, but i dont dismiss the idea either. anyways, im making one of these frickin hats. and also what about putting these around my license plate .... ya know ... just for shiggles.
Since we're on the topic of conspiracy. Do you really believe they weren't already watching? I wouldn't say that the 'average American' is sheepish, or that most of them believe the jargon. Simply that enough people with enough money believed it. Or at least felt they could profit from it. That is how most Acts come to pass, conspiracy or not. As for the insurance thing, insurance covers value, not cost of an item. Or however much you choose to insure it for. I'm fairly certain that the towers were valued at much more than the 500 million that was originally paid for them. Still, I'm not saying that we didn't know more about the attacks than admitted by our government. But I doubt there's quite as much of a conspiracy to it as some would lead us to believe.
fairly sure nobody on this site is a terrorist.... I hope...
microdot chalky5 years ago
A quick google shows that there is potential evidence that CCTV systems may not actually deter crime.

http://www.rinf.com/columnists/news/british-study-says-cctv-cameras-dont-deter-crime

It's not a substitute for the cop on the beat. The crooks will learn how to avoid detection (just like this innocent poster) or just move their activities down the street or around a corner.

Besides, even if you get video of a crime, you aren't guaranteed a conviction if you can't actually apprehend the bad guy. All too often these guys are gone before the cops show up.

I think it would be more effective to 1) have more cops interacting with the public. 2) address the reasons that people commit in the first place. (Is it drugs?, joblessness?) 3) encourage citizens to report crime and provide testimony in court. These are things that beat cops used to do because they had relationships with the people on their beat. Things that we've lost since we locked cops in theirs cars.
chalky microdot5 years ago
yes i see your point mate.But right now im sat down on the laptop at home and i have four cams one on each corner of the building and pointing on the car and to tell you the truth i could not now live without them! Im now too used too every time i hear a noise just flick through the cams and have a scout about,but still i see your point buddy cctv cams just move the crime elsewhere and now all the bad guys do is bally up!
Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security. Benjamin Franklin
john locke two treatises of government...read that and come back to us. read up on some Rousseau as well......
Cool instructable! I have a couple camera shy friends that would really appreciate this. And all that talking about big brother made me think of the book "1984."
And man who goes to bed with itchy bumhole,wakes up with smelly finger. Confucius 206 BC
ggiihh1 chalky5 years ago
Confucius say, Man who fart in church, sit in own pew.
RFilyaw ggiihh15 years ago
And baseball wrong. Man with four ball cannot walk.
hg341 RFilyaw5 years ago
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaI read this and laughed like hell
same lol
wseehorn chalky5 years ago
OK, nothing to hide, doing nothing wrong, just what did you say your credit card and bank account numbers were again? Oh, and about that nude photo of you...... Privacy does have it's place.
DIY-Guy chalky6 years ago
That concept was invented and perfected by ... the Nazis. "If you're doing nothing wrong, why are you upset that we want to know everthing about you?" [Paraphrase] People deserve neither liberty or freedom if people prefer to live in a country-wide, or world-wide, jail. [Paraphrase]
chalky DIY-Guy6 years ago
no no no and no again, as i come from a jewish family i find even the mention of the nazis in comparison to this instructable offencive my friend! in the world we live in cctv is one of the most valuable pieces of kit we have in the fight against terrorism. and when you state""If you're doing nothing wrong, why are you upset that we want to know everthing about you " mate we are talking of cctv pictures of your face here,not some kind of mind reading device,i think maybe you may need to visit a doctor of the mind and get your paranoia sorted out mate lol .
chalky said something, but NOT about the instructable at all, DIY-Guy said the Nazis followed that idea, you overreacted by not understanding that this chain had NO MENTION WHATSOEVER of the Instructable until YOU stepped in. Read my above comments, imagine it's directed at you, and keep in mind that DIY-Guy was saying that the Nazis spied on Germans when they were in power and now the US government is spying on US citizens. DIY-Guy, if he WERE comparing this INSTRUCTABLE to Nazis, would have said something along the lines of "The basic idea of this Instructable was invented and perfected by... The Nazis," AND he wouldn't have been REPLYING to a COMMENT made by SOMEONE ELSE, namely chalky. chalky said something, but NOT about the instructable at all, DIY-Guy said the Nazis followed that idea, you overreacted by not understanding that this chain had NO MENTION WHATSOEVER of the Instructable until YOU stepped in.
i think you may have a problem with your keyboard on your computer mate,it looks like your CapSLoCk key keeps on sticking intermittently resulting in your text seemingly starting to shout out in my head in a rather spooky Xfiley type of typey.............
no, I meant to simulate shouting at the person I was replying to (I didn't know it was you at the time, somehow) and also, I noticed that I put a part in there twice.
Still, you know that your comment was partly related to the instructable, and now you know that DIY-Guy didn't mention the Instructable.
cool! so we are still friends then, yes?
Rye chalky6 years ago
Yup. The patriot act just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
lol. so true, so true. They better be careful though, and they better be yelling that they are the police if they come into my house, or a few of them are going to get shot. I am very, very trigger happy. if you know I have a gun, and I'm in "kill" mode, you should be yelling at me to not shoot, before I see you if you want to live. (kill mode comes when I know you are a threat to me)
Don't brag.
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