Niklas Roy's Little Bit of Privacy

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Tue, Oct 26th, 2010 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Niklas' workshop is located in an old storefront with huge windows. To enhance his privacy, he installed a small but smart curtain on that window, powered by a camera and a laptop. Whenever the curtain "sees" a pedestrian and locates them, the motor moves the curtain exactly where the pedestrian is.

Unfortunately, the set up worked so well that now his moving curtain attracts so many people, it's actually not protecting his privacy at all.

"My moving curtain attracts the looks of people which usually would never care about my window," notes Niklas. "It is even the star of the street, now! My curtain is just engaged. And because of that, it fails."

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