Weird webcam mod that enables eye-contact conversation

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This handy little modification can allow you to make eye-contact with people over the internet. It’s pretty neat! Also, with Honey, you can get the best deals while shopping online: - it's FREE and finds coupons for you with just one click.
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CHERWALLY Päivä sitten
Just awesome simple and useful ideas and so easy to DIY ;) Is it difficult to retrieve and reuse mobile phone camera modules without using the entire phone too? This would be a very interesting video to make if there is a chance.
mineland Päivä sitten
a main part of my persona is basically not making eye contact when talking to people and keep doing my stuff and talk to them at the same time, so this could probably help make people think im looking at them when im in online classes lol
idiocratease 2 päivää sitten
Pepper's ghost .....
Akhmad Akhis
Akhmad Akhis 4 päivää sitten
Only need to add one camera under the screen and AI intervention. Done
Lesley Weist
Lesley Weist 5 päivää sitten
Did you really take this shot at 8:07 with a webcam from an old laptop? The quality looks very good! Where can I get one? My new Lenovo ideapad 2020 laptop's webcam is worse than it!
Juic3R 7 päivää sitten
How does this video have so many likes. Do people actually believe this crap? I guess, considering the comments, thank god, majority of the human race aren't muppets. If i had to assume a build time and cost for everything that this very handsome and charming man suggests, i would probably spend about £50 and have random protrusions from my monitor, my desktop, possibly a few electrical hazards which buzz at me and interfere with my microphone on important calls and no result to make me look any more pleasant to the eye!! Although my mother might always think so, she's me ma! God bless mothers. Perhaps that's the message! I take it all back...
Squinoogle 9 päivää sitten
I love that when you were trying to show off how impersonal it is using the webcam on the laptop you were still addressing the camera :-D From the thumbnail, I honestly throught you were going to make some sort of periscope attachment for the built-in webcam. So I had a serious WTF moment when you pulled out the shroud, then again when you pulled out the 2-way mirror, but it all clicked as soon as you brought out the hockey-puck webcam. The inverted teleprompter is a clever way of solving the problem, and you can easily adapt this to more than just a laptop display.
Mr. W
Mr. W 10 päivää sitten
Except my iPad has the camera on the side when it’s attached to a keyboard stand in landscape mode. How can the be modified for use on a table in both orientations?
Bennett Guinn
Bennett Guinn 11 päivää sitten
I'm sure manufacturers will build in this type of system in future. The camera being integrated into the screen. A great Big Brother tool!
Luis Salgado-Clara
Luis Salgado-Clara 14 päivää sitten
Is there an stl for this?
Big foot
Big foot 16 päivää sitten
I feel like it's not a good thing to watch this while sitting on the toilet....
Casey Kittel
Casey Kittel 18 päivää sitten
I want to make one of these for an old monitor. Then I can leave it on and possibly even use a thicker old web cam so I don’t even have to wire it.
CheekyGoose 18 päivää sitten
What if you create a clamp or a magnet that will hold a mini webcam against the screen. When you're in a call, just put the camera right above their head. Would this work? Certainly it would be more portable
Ch easy
Ch easy 19 päivää sitten
I did it, and it works just like I hoped. Thanks!
BlipStudios 19 päivää sitten
It would save days of work to just put a little camera in the middle of your screen. You can dangle it with a wire or put it on a stiff wire from the bottom.
azhans 20 päivää sitten
This is awesome. Though I'd never get around to making it myself. I would pay someone though to make this if someone was willing.
Lodewijk Langeweg
Lodewijk Langeweg 21 päivä sitten
Most of us are thinking "Where can I buy one? Hope someone makes and sells them..." 😁 ❤️
Saikat H
Saikat H 22 päivää sitten
Laptop hinge: am I joke to you
Steve Barker Hypnosis4
Steve Barker Hypnosis4 23 päivää sitten
What an AWESOME video! You've given me some valuable ideas for a tablet-based autocue I'm planning. Subscribed! 👍
Micki P
Micki P 25 päivää sitten
it works really well with an iPhone!!
Brian Bauer
Brian Bauer 25 päivää sitten
So many dislikes on a lot of his videos. Feelings of inadequacy?
Ron Ben-Ari
Ron Ben-Ari 26 päivää sitten
How do you access the keyboard???
TheTrueRandomness 27 päivää sitten
Ohhh, a reverse telemprompter... that's neat!
BolsaChicaRadio 28 päivää sitten
This fella (with the funny English Accent...HA!!!) is a modern-day, internet solution, video calling communication genius...!!! And I REALLY DO MEAN THAT! In my video calls, I get SO INCREDIBLY SICK'N'FRICKIN' TIRED of "visually" communicating with someone on the other end, who "thinks" they're looking directly at me, but in reality, are DEFINITELY not! They are ever so obviously looking at their phone, tablet, laptop or desktop "screen" and NOT either the built-in, pee-hole camera, which normally sits ABOVE the screen, or an after-market, somewhat higher quality "internet web-cam". This is so ridiculously irritating for me, especially on LONG video calls. Sometimes (just for kicks & giggles...and to test their intuitiveness on video devices & components) I will humbly ask them, in a kind & respectful tone, if they can "look directly at me & make eye contact with me" by looking DIRECTLY at their camera. Astonishingly...and expecting so...they say, "What are you talking about man? I "AM" looking directly at my computer screen! What in the heck are you taking about???" ( if I am asking them to do an impossible task...something they "think" they are already doing! But in reality, NOT so.) I DO look directly at them, using my after-market Logitech® webcam, by utilizing a MUCH MORE grassroots, less professional, more "makeshift" means. I (believe it or not) got from my household vacuum cleaner, the hard plastic 12" attachment nozzle...the kind with the small, rectangular slit at the end of it, that is made for sucking in dust, hairballs, dust bunnies & dirt, along one's wooden floor or carpeted floor baseboard, where it meets the wall. Still with me??? Then, I stand that 12" nozzle straight up IN FRONT of my desktop LCD screen and then get a mini belt or Velcro latching strap, wrap the nozzle fixture around the neck of the LCD screen to totally secure it in place and place the hinged end piece of the Logitech webcam into the slit! Hence, the net effect, is that the camera apparatus is now "hovering" pretty much "DEAD-CENTER, FRONT ROW SEAT" in front of my LCD computer monitor!!! To make things just a wee bit easier "on-my-end", I will...ever-so-slightly...position their visual return image just mini-micro-millimeters, above the webcam fixture, so obviously, I can see both the lens of my webcam AND their return image, with hardly any variance at all. The funny & hilarious thing about this whole scenario, the person on the "other side" doesn't even KNOW THE DIFFERENCE!!! It's all a visual "rabbit-out-of-hat" illusionary complimentary FIX...for THEM!!! Meaning, on their side, THEY SEE ME LOOKING DIRECTLY AT THEM, so their brain "automatically" thinks, they too, are LOOKING DIRECTLY AT ME!!! (Which isn't that case, even in the slightest!) And furthermore, when I bring it up to them, as in, "Don't you notice I am making DIRECT EYE CONTACT with you?" They're reply is usually something like, "Ah, well, so am I! I'm looking directly at my computer screen too, looking directly at you. What's you're big deal???" But in reality, we all know, they are most definitely not. They're looking SMACK DAB CENTER IN THE MIDDLE of their screen, to view me...and NOT at their little, itsy-bitsy, impossible-to-see, pin-hole sized camera lens, which is about the size of 1/2 a flea dropping! And, of course, when I make a viable attempt to "try" to explain this whole scenario to them, 99.9% of the time...they are absolutely clueless and have no idea what I am talking about and say I putting WAY-TOO-MUCH-TIME into something my computer ought to automatically "figure-out" by itself! For after all, THEY SEE "ME" LOOKING AT "THEM" they ever so obviously feel, they are too, LOOKING AT ME DEAD-CENTER...which is very hardly the case at all. This whole conundrum dawned on me years ago. I have been working in the pro-audio, radio broadcast industry, for all my life, which has alot of overlap into the traditional broadcast television industry. And I always wondered for the life of me, if TV news anchor men & women were reading their news stories or commentary from a teleprompter, OFF TO THE SIDE of the broadcast camera...but at the same time...LOOKING SMACK DAB DEAD-CENTER RIGHT INTO THE CAMERA LENS...then how in the WORLD can that be, that it "appears" they are looking DIRECTLY into the camera??? That's both physically & dimensionally impossible!!! Indeed, I learned how this was achieved...using the scenario that you so cleverly and profoundly, devised & came up with...THE BENDING OF MIRRORS...and the proper & precise angle it needed to be bent, in order to create the "illusion", that the news desk anchor was looking dead straight into the camera...which wasn't...and still isn't the case at all. It's ALL about the proper MIRRORING work, that is strategically being implemented. Thank you so very much, Mr. DIY PERKS, for bringing this all to our attention and for sharing with us, in GREAT DETAIL, your very precise solution to this age old "Eye Bending" problem! BCRadio
Hans Peter Sorensen
Hans Peter Sorensen 28 päivää sitten
You are something from outer space...I love the idea. I was watching a FIpost clip from a guy using a teleprompter and camcorder...Kkkk I thought that I better see if the diy guy has something better, o boy you just nailed it. All the best from a Dane in Brasil
Shashank Degloorkar
Shashank Degloorkar 29 päivää sitten
Its same
Blue Sandwiches
Blue Sandwiches 29 päivää sitten
I watched this video several months ago, then I watched your artificial sunlight video a couple months ago, and I had no idea you’re the same guy
SoundGuyDave 29 päivää sitten
narwhal Uukausi sitten
I see eye contact as a challenge
Nicholas Le
Nicholas Le Uukausi sitten
*spends half hour making eye contact camera* *mom makes eye contact without anything*
Maximilian De Garnerin von Montgelas
Maximilian De Garnerin von Montgelas Uukausi sitten
Should have uploaded this on April 1st
Cheri Anne S.
Cheri Anne S. Uukausi sitten
vincefried Uukausi sitten
Fun fact: Apple is already doing that using ARKit in Facetime to artificially adjust your pupils live while you are video calling
Dylan Hawksey
Dylan Hawksey Uukausi sitten
whaen he tested it i didnt like the eye contact it ewas weard
Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee Uukausi sitten .💜👌°°° 🔞🅿️🆁🅸🆅🅰️🆃🅴🅽🆄🅳🅴🔞°°😍👌 💋 今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした, 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成%員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙 (如山核桃 💋
Francisco Machado
Francisco Machado Uukausi sitten
Hey! Your twin brother is making movies!
Ryan Sullivan
Ryan Sullivan Uukausi sitten
"When we talk to each other we look each other in the eyes" Introverts: we what now?
Manny Uukausi sitten
Dave Croden
Dave Croden Uukausi sitten
What the...? Why ?
James Cooper
James Cooper Uukausi sitten
too much effort for a small reward i think
James Cooper
James Cooper Uukausi sitten
about 6-7 right arrows to skip the ad...
barries Uukausi sitten
I see no difference. Too much work for little “improvement.”
Trazer0304 Uukausi sitten
when i saw the shroud i was like" well this looks cool" then he opened it then put it on the laptop then i said " is this a joke"?
Ahmad Mughal
Ahmad Mughal Uukausi sitten
Utterly useless but good i guess
Jeronimo _
Jeronimo _ Uukausi sitten
12:30 Well one major downside would be that your keyboard and touchpad are unusable because they are blocked by the camera's side of the frame. You could instead open up the screen completely, flat on the desk, then put the box on top of that with the mirror reflecting the screen to you, while the camera is behind the mirror. The screen would be upside-down, but most GPU drivers allow you to flip that with a keyboard shortcut.
Shubham Uukausi sitten
Imagine working with him a whole day
Astro Spud
Astro Spud Uukausi sitten
Travis Collier
Travis Collier Uukausi sitten
Why would want to do this! -- the mildly autistic guy ;)
Cpt. Hawkeye
Cpt. Hawkeye Uukausi sitten
Why am i so engrossed in watching this
Blocks Uukausi sitten
DJ Pat Limtiaco
DJ Pat Limtiaco Uukausi sitten
I enjoy your inventions. I can't wait for the next one! Thanks for always sharing the knowledge!
Ninjashadow Uukausi sitten
Imagine if he starts gaming
Roberto Fontiglia
Roberto Fontiglia Uukausi sitten
Hey that's a really simple and all. Does that scale up well ? Like for a 27" monitor ? Because I'm not on a laptop...
Rufo Mendoza
Rufo Mendoza Uukausi sitten
Woah!.... Finally, this is the solution I've been looking for.
Amit Keynan
Amit Keynan Uukausi sitten
Or... Much faster and easier to prepare, A much more accessible material, Much less cumbersome and much more compact option... You just take the same camera element and attach it to a piece of coat hanger wire and hang it from the top of the screen at eye level... I Win... I really love your videos... But boy do you overcomplicate things sometimes.
Amit Keynan
Amit Keynan Uukausi sitten
@DIY Perks No, not really, I have been using this setup for the past two years at least now with different cameras... no problem. But I'm a person who prefers practicality over quality every day, so maybe it does not count ...
DIY Perks
DIY Perks Uukausi sitten
Wouldn't that block your view of the person you're talking to?
Rob Engh
Rob Engh Uukausi sitten
One could make the same for a desktop monitor setup. Just cut a hole in the bottom sheet and you could mount/hang a high end webcam too.
Galo Aguirre
Galo Aguirre Uukausi sitten
how about eye tracking using the camera and a servo to tilt the screen to an 'ideal' viewing angle?
Brian Gillick
Brian Gillick Uukausi sitten
so... its a teleprompter?
Frederic-xavier DUBOIS
Frederic-xavier DUBOIS Uukausi sitten
great video. looks like a TV prompter indeed … which has the same purpose
Giddy Video
Giddy Video Uukausi sitten
It's an autocue or teleprompt like on a tv camera.
Brian Tristam Williams
Brian Tristam Williams Uukausi sitten
Your mother seemed to be looking directly at me until you told her to look at the camera. She had perfect eye-contact - she don't need no stinkin' mirror!
Johnny McMenamin
Johnny McMenamin Uukausi sitten
Where does one obtain such a ribbon of aluminium?
Dallas M
Dallas M Uukausi sitten
3:51 bro you vascular as hell. Nice.
bob love
bob love Uukausi sitten
Hi , I’ve just come across your video and it’s excellent. Question concerning the LED strip you used. .how many LED’s did it contain per metre? Thank you
phung hung
phung hung Uukausi sitten
How about a second screen with external camera in the middle 🤣
therene Uukausi sitten
just buy a cheap teleprompter, less hassle
Chris Laska
Chris Laska Uukausi sitten
My issue is I switch between laptop and sometimes a 2nd monitor. I think I’ll just grab the camera and set it up in the middle of the external monitor
CorporateZombie Uukausi sitten
The major problem with this is that you are sending a mirror image of yourself. Which people who know you will find weird unless you are a model who has a perfectly symmetrical face.
Matt : Adulting
Matt : Adulting Uukausi sitten
You can go into the settings for the camera in the computer and flip/mirror the image. You often can do that in the chat software as well.
TFGSuperstar120 Uukausi sitten
pov me watching this: o h yea i just love when i cant type while im in class
Gururaja Udupa
Gururaja Udupa Uukausi sitten
Are they DIY???,I think, yes, they are DIY perks!!!!😀👍
Vendemiaire Uukausi sitten
Nice DIY mod. The thin webcam stuff is not really necessary (it might turn off some people who want to try this) simply because there is a fairly large gap between the lower part of a shroud and the keyboard. Unless your webcam is obnoxiously thick, you should be able to fit a regular one on the bottom of the shroud. Just make a hole large enough so that the webcam's body can protrude on the space below so that the webcam bezel is flush with the foam board.
RT Tan
RT Tan Uukausi sitten
This is great invention.
Bikes & Blades
Bikes & Blades Uukausi sitten
You know this already - but you've built a DIY teleprompter!
vrdam12 Uukausi sitten
I present you the new MacGyver 😅 nice work 👍
Henry Edeh
Henry Edeh Uukausi sitten
Oh wow! this guy actually makes things seem simple. He built everything
Cω Tham
Cω Tham Uukausi sitten
You should consider magnetise the cam so it would snap on place easily.
Marcelo Santos
Marcelo Santos Uukausi sitten
I loved it!! Can you do it with a smartphone? That would be a "mini" version of this one. Keep up with the great work
Rodrigo Belloni
Rodrigo Belloni Uukausi sitten
Yes! This is a Teleprompters!!!
M Uukausi sitten
how about making a periscope to adapt over the standard built in webcam with one of those two-way mirrors at the lower point (in front of the screen)?
dawg Uukausi sitten
a reverse Peppers ghost. nice. instead of projection an image you are recording one. :)
FranklinLiranzo Uukausi sitten
ummm cool idea and all, but really not practical...
Chris Hamilton
Chris Hamilton Uukausi sitten
I was looking at that power strip in the corner.
Gyula Hajdú
Gyula Hajdú Uukausi sitten
Cool mom :)
Fredrik L
Fredrik L Uukausi sitten
Here's an easier way: Move whatever's on your screen next to your webcam. If it's a script, make sure the text is very narrow and big and continue scrolling so that the text is always next to your webcam. If it's someone on Zoom, make sure their face is next to your webcam. It will create a good illusion of keeping eye contact.
Irene Checa
Irene Checa Uukausi sitten
Impressive! Very ingenious. This is part of the equation only, ifz can't see them, I am not really making eye-contact, even if they had the same setup. Or am I missing something ?
Elyzsabeth Ahne
Elyzsabeth Ahne Uukausi sitten
To me, the video call looks a little laggy/stuttery. Is this normal, though?
Dylan Boynukalın
Dylan Boynukalın Uukausi sitten
mike victor
mike victor Uukausi sitten
Filmmaker Errol Morris built a system like this for interviewing film subjects. “Fog of War” a series of lengthy interviews with former US Secretary of Defense McNamara who processed the war in Vietnam. Exactly for the reason you are illustrating here! Good job!!
bitkahuna Uukausi sitten
Matt: "I'm super impressed" with my own work. Seriously? 😄
bitkahuna Uukausi sitten
Narcissist's dream, look good and look at yourself
ZSIGGY Uukausi sitten
thats cool but it looks fucking ridiculous
commenty commenter
commenty commenter Uukausi sitten
personally? I'd just do the black square camera on a tiny regular mirror instead and put it in the middle/top-middle of the screen. same effect and you only lose a tiny bit of screen. also you get to be able to use the keyboard. this is nice though. much cleaner than my idea.
H K Uukausi sitten
this is so funny lol
erhimc Uukausi sitten
Down side... Can ONLY have the call... cant actually use the laptop while you are on the call... need a solution for that.
ElectronAsh Uukausi sitten
I thought this was going to be a small "periscope" with a two-way mirror that simply clips over the top of the screen and covers the web cam. That would move the view of the camera to the center of the screen. (patent pending. lol)
ElectronAsh Uukausi sitten
(two small two-way mirrors. Or one smaller normal mirror over the web cam, although it would need to be fairly wide to capture the field-of-view anyway.)
CalvaryDA Uukausi sitten
Wow ! Honey
Simos805 Uukausi sitten
That eye contact thing is nailed in FaceTime on iPhones Xs and newer, running iOS 13 or newer!
Simos805 Uukausi sitten
@Patrick McDonald Your welcome. It works amazingly well I have to say!
Patrick McDonald
Patrick McDonald Uukausi sitten
@Simos805 cheers just what I was looking for
Simos805 Uukausi sitten
@Patrick McDonald And you can see it on the original iOS 14 features page from Apple.
Patrick McDonald
Patrick McDonald Uukausi sitten
Hi simos can you give more info on that please thanks
Matthew Ace
Matthew Ace Uukausi sitten
imagine wasting your time on building this and the eye contact is just the same as when you're looking at the screen.... his mother doesn't have this and she looks straight into our eyes. the only thing that's better is matt's lighting. maybe just build a ring light next time and call it a day ; )
Some stuff I thought you might like
Some stuff I thought you might like Uukausi sitten
External webcam mounted to a thin tripod that blocks only a small bit of screen. Guess I should make a video ;)
Rudolf Rednose
Rudolf Rednose Uukausi sitten
Really like your videos, but your mom looks like she’s making eye contact too but says she doesn’t, maybe just to play along......made me think of the hypnotist from “Little Britain”.
Frank Clark
Frank Clark Uukausi sitten
Or! you could just look at the built-in webcam when speaking, so it appears you're making eye contact...
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