As I was walking through the hallways of my dorm yesterday, I realized how the light shining through the peephole looked almost exactly a white HAL 9000 light. So, I decided to make a small LED light that would fit inside the peephole, and make it look like one of HAL's "eyes".

Step 1: Requirements

Since I live in a dorm, there were multiple constraints that I had to work within.

  • The design must not limit the functionality of the peephole. Thus, the device must be either transparent, or easily removable.
  • It must not modify the peephole in any way.
  • The design must be low powered, I don't want to have 50 watts of power pumping into my dorm room.
  • And of course, since I am a poor college student, it must be low-cost.

Very cool, but I don't think I'll try it, being my name is Dave.
I'll admit it, I laughed at this comment. A lot. It's too early to be reading comments... Thanks for making my morning!
Probably looks awesome at night too. <br>A HAL bezel would be a great addition, but there is probably a policy that prevents attaching *anything* to the exterior of the door... <br>Open the Pod Bay Dorm, HAL.
I'd do this but I don't have a peeophole on any of my doors... <br> <br>Hal-9000: 0 <br>Me human: 1 <br> <br>Good project still.

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