Robotic Curtain That Provides Privacy From Passing Pedestrians

Niklas Roy installed a robotic window curtain in his workshop that moves as pedestrians walk by, blocking their view.

My workshop is located in an old storefront with a big window facing towards the street. In an attempt to create more privacy inside, I’ve decided to install a small but smart curtain in that window. The curtain is smaller than the window, but an additional surveillance camera and an old laptop provide it with intelligence: The computer sees the pedestrians and locates them. With a motor attached, it positions the curtain exactly where the pedestrians are.

Robotic Curtain

via Make

photo via Niklas Roy

Written by Scott Beale

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