The Cubicle Periscope, Keeping Drones Safe Since 2009
Working from home, you never have to worry about the boss man sneaking up while you’re cruising through Unplggd. But if you work in an office, you’ve always gotta have one eye on your cubicle opening. One crafty 9-to-5er rigged up a cubicle periscope so he could keep an eye on who’s coming from his computer screen.
To keep an eye out for his boss during layoffs, Flickr user Ian took an iSight camera, some spare cubicle mirrors, a cardboard tube, and some binder clips to build his own cubicle periscope. “I used binder clips to attach the mirror to the top of the tube, and slid the camera down into it facing upward,” Ian told Unplggd. “I adjusted the angle of the clip to get the right field of view once it was in place. To view the picture, I hooked it up to a Mac mini on my desk with a little 12″ Dell monitor. I used Quartz Composer to make composition that piped in the camera feed, which I used as a screensaver.”
Thanks for sharing Ian!