Robotic Curtain Doesn’t Let Passersby Peek Inside This Workshop

Robotic Curtain Doesn’t Let Passersby Peek Inside This Workshop
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Having a street-level abode can be really convenient at times, but not when it comes to privacy. Niklas Roy decided to fix that problem by installing a robotic curtain that follows onlookers passing on the footpath outside his personal workshop.

The system uses a security camera, a curtain rigged up with some motors and an old laptop to provide intelligence. A full-size opaque curtain would probably provide a greater degree of privacy than this sheer little sucker, but this option is far more entertaining. [Niklas Roy via Make via Laughing Squid]