Palpebra - Laptop Webcam Sliding Cover

Introduction: Palpebra - Laptop Webcam Sliding Cover


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

It's quite simple to put together.

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Step 1: Materials and Tools

Step 2: Measurements

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

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

Step 4: The Base and the Sliding Loop Assembly

Step 5: Attaching It to Your Laptop

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.

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5 Discussions


3 years ago

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


Reply 5 weeks ago

Had a similar issue but in my case i think its a light sensor and not a microphone, works for both.
Instead of cutting out a long rectangle for the camera+led i cut out individual holes for the camera, led and light sensor (the 4th hole is a misplaced light sensor hole that i re-did so there is nothing there).
tweezers (i used 2 pairs) and a sharp exacto knife are a must to do this accurately.
the tweezers are also essential in not leaving fingerprints on the glue.


2 years ago

This is a great idea! Will try it when I get time. Thank you for posting it


Reply 3 years ago

Thank you!