Weird webcam mod that enables eye-contact conversation


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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  • Nathaniel Scott
    Nathaniel Scottวันที่ผ่านมา

    Better patent that lol id buy no joke

  • mariano mariano
    mariano mariano3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i cant find anywhere a bidirectional mirror, any other name it may have? i live in Argentina, thanks..

  • mariano mariano
    mariano mariano3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    hi Matt!! would be posible to do with a better quality small cam? how do you imagine it? thanks for so much!!

  • Olav Karlsson
    Olav Karlsson4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is brilliant! I'm working as a psychologist and we do a lot of patient meetings through the internet. I've been bothered by the fact that it appears like I'm looking down instead of at the clients face during the calls. It feels like I'm not fullt conecting with the clients. This is one solution to this problem.

  • Chihiro Kensei
    Chihiro Kensei6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You and your mother have the same eyes! and both of you share that wide-eyed wonder-look in them! ... which I guess is the point, after all she's your mother -- but that doesn't subtract anything from how sweet and lovely you both seem to be!

  • alain games
    alain games6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    the mom looks like that old lady that gives u love and tells u everything will be fine when you make a mistake

  • Zack Schneck
    Zack Schneck7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Elon Musk wants to be Eggman, but THIS GUY will be the Eggman mad scientist overlord of our universe.

  • K.S.
    K.S.7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Simply disappointed...

  • xeostube
    xeostube9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    this is a neat idea but totally too much work. You can get nearly half of the benefit by changing the framing; move the window with the person's face up higher on the screen so that their head is as close to the camera as you can make it. In Windows, you can press alt+spacebar and then type m to enable keyboard window repositioning, which allows a portion of a window to be placed above the top of the screen by pushing the up arrow. Note: only works for non-maximimzed windows, however you can manually size the window to be whatever size you want. Smaller may be beneficial because you can get your gaze even closer to the top of the screen that way.

  • Elliott Bork
    Elliott Bork9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You were the reason I figured out how to use my old laptops webcam, thats how I found your channel and ive been hooked ever since

  • James • 33 years and
    James • 33 years and10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Looking into my eyes, you get me super-wet down under, mate. Chills.

  • Michio Vs Monika
    Michio Vs Monika10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    And then you remember you have terrible internet connection so the video call keeps cutting out anyways or someone you are talking to has this problem. I myself have great internet but many people I speak to don't so 90% of the time, we end up talking over each other due to delays and such, the only way to avoid this is to leave massive pauses between each person (which is of-course VERY un-natural). Imagine_____________we___________are___________having___________a___________convo___________about___________food..... You get my point.

  • calvin lee
    calvin lee11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    just use filter to edit ur eye ur face, how Noone have this idea when this tech is being use for all those shity taktok, vr chat/ facebook mataverse even make a fake render model to represent user, just slightly edit is no big deal tbh

  • Alan Rodriguez
    Alan Rodriguez11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You should go a step further and put the camera inside the screen behind a translucent screen or maybe use a tiny camera with a small notch

  • B.O.M.B - Being On My Bike
    B.O.M.B - Being On My Bike12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Good one. Just until the manufacturers figure out in-screen cameras like the ZTE did on their smartphone. Until then it's this piece! Thanks.

  • Soumyadip Sarkar
    Soumyadip Sarkar12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is technically the same technique as a teleprompter used in newsrooms. Where they use it for the same reason of maintaining eye contact with out looking directly the camera screen. Really genius 😃. Never thought it could be used in home

  • Michio Vs Monika

    Michio Vs Monika

    10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Yup, THmy channel "Technology Connections" uses one and made a video on it, instead of the camera being on bottom and screen on top it is flipped so the screen is on bottom and is what is reflected. You look at the mirror reading the reflection while also looking at the camera through the mirror, super simple yet very clever.

  • Christian Paglioli
    Christian Paglioli12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Very good!

  • Lordimass
    Lordimass13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You have ruined the wonder of video calls, its amazing not having to make eye contact. (very cool though, well done)

  • fleity
    fleity13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I feel like one could get away with just hanging the additional webcam from the top of the laptop in front of the screen where the other persons face will be without the shroud and the mirror. Yes you will loose a bit of the face but it would be even 95% smaller to build and since the camera is very tiny. Maybe one could even detach the sensor and lens from the board and just temporarily stick that to the screen.

  • PING 968
    PING 96813 วันที่ผ่านมา

    this thing is wierd

    TRENDING MOBAGAMES14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is the new Life Hack of 2021. And has a sense rather than on the Legendary I've said. Simple English and entertaining video.

  • Siskin's Bits and Bobs
    Siskin's Bits and Bobs16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'm not a fan of extended eye contact. I'm too shy or something.

  • LuigiGamingLP
    LuigiGamingLP16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Or, alternatively, just attach googly eyes left and right of the integrated webcam...

  • Kevin Kraus
    Kevin Kraus16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Bear Grills sure came a long way from drinking his own urine..

  • Mark Freeman
    Mark Freeman17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Waiting for the bit where it tracks eyes, then realize, it's not even en eye tracker.

    BLUE TECH19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    awkward moment when his mum also looks like she's looking at me despite not doing this massive project I've just spent 10 minutes watching.

  • Mr.Raz
    Mr.Raz19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    People in long distance relationships: I'LL TAKE YOUR ENTIRE STOCK

  • Jvk1166z
    Jvk1166z19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    as a sperg, this is like the exact opposite of what i'd build. the un-eye-contact-inator, makes it far easier to avoid eye contact without looking weird.

  • Takács Zsolt
    Takács Zsolt20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    so much work for a 30sec zoom call with eye contact🙂 but regardless of any action I admire your creativity🤘

  • Nicolay Hoven
    Nicolay Hoven20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Are phone cameras(the ones on the back) hard to reuse? I’m just thinking that they’re pretty fantastic quality, but might have some annoying software hurdles..

  • Happy Fox
    Happy Fox20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    man shows you how to make a teleprompter without LCD screen but instead a webcam

  • tsgjnerjrtkjra6
    tsgjnerjrtkjra622 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Easier solution: just think of a way to attach a small webcam to your screen temporarily. maybe with a suction cup, and attach it only while you making a video calls

  • tsgjnerjrtkjra6


    19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Lydendor1 place it just a little higher, such a slight error will not be noticed

  • Lydendor1


    19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wouldn’t that block the person you’re talking to...

  • Raphael de la Ghetto
    Raphael de la Ghetto22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Interesting. People often compliment me on making good eye-contact because I often look to the cam instead of the screen while I am speaking. Sometimes it is easier to smile at a cam than it is at some people's faces

  • Horst
    Horst22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I bet your Mom is very proud of you!

  • Mattia Pirrone
    Mattia Pirrone24 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Paradox
    Paradox26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i have never noticed it really. It is so close you don't notice it anyhow. Did not even notice at the start it was not eye contact.

  • Lea Stolowicz
    Lea Stolowiczหลายเดือนก่อน

    Can you explain what you see on the screen from your side? Cause many times you would need to split the screen or have multiple people in one meeting

  • smiliejosh

    do you think you could do this with an Ipad pro and then use your Iphone as the camera on the base?

  • Runninghead

    Great presenting skills! Questions: 1) This would hide your laptop screen, rendering it unusable during calls wouldn't it? 2) Is there possibly a version of this hack for presenters? eg- maybe a dual-monitor set up that allows a powerpoint presentation (including Speaker Notes) to be used. I think many psychotherapists might be interested in this too, considering the importance of eye-contact in communication. Loving this channel (and your lighting set-up) but if I subscribe I think I'll never get any work done this week 😅

  • Runninghead



    @Erica King ha!- thats just what I do! 🙂 The fix for the problem here will be difficult. Looking at your own face all the time is the problem with the hack in the video. Maybe something like a pepper's ghost approach could solve it?

  • Erica King

    Erica King


    Hi! I’ve started doing online therapy this year, and I think you raised good questions. I’d also be interested in a solution, but what I’ve been doing so far during my sessions is make the Zoom window smaller and place it near the top-middle part of the screen (I use a 24” external monitor) where my webcam is hanging. It helps a bit (I think). It’s a different story though when I’m teaching online classes and I’m referring to two monitors + presenter notes + my students’ faces.

  • God Supports Abortion. Numbers 5:11-31
    God Supports Abortion. Numbers 5:11-31หลายเดือนก่อน

    Option 2: Drag the video window up next to the webcam. Time needed: about 2 seconds.

  • Sergio Ugalde
    Sergio Ugaldeหลายเดือนก่อน

    I joined Honey, however there are only a few countries where it works.

  • Howard Ellison
    Howard Ellisonหลายเดือนก่อน

    Super piece of diy explanation! It's really worthwhile. A couple of years ago I made up one near enough identical without having seen this video. Wanted maximum engagement with a new friend in faraway France. She noticed the steady eye contact immediately, and very much liked it. In my case, I used a desktop Mac, with plug-in webcam positioned behind the half-silvered mirror.

  • Delft Surgery
    Delft Surgery2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Nothing can rival a Teleprompter and PPT Mirror tool for maintaining eye contact with the viewer and sound natural in front of camera.

  • m ARC
    m ARC3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    It's not a webcam mod, it's a teleprompter type setup that's been done many times on THmy. Can't help but feel this video is not rightly described.

  • abdul muhaimin abdul ghani
    abdul muhaimin abdul ghani3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    WOW amazing

  • Raja Parvaiz Talks & Views
    Raja Parvaiz Talks & Views 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    What if you need the keyboard beneath the black box?

  • Blue Sky
    Blue Sky3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great video. If you run a web app that scrolls written text on your computer, you can even create a teleprompter with this setup.

  • Jarett Saccento
    Jarett Saccento3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Doesnt this only matter if the other person has this setup too? Conversation with eye contact goes both ways, otherwise, one is making eye contact while the other person is not. Food for thought 💭

  • TheFtocFactor
    TheFtocFactor3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I love this idea. Simple (more or less), cheap, and reasonably elegant. I think it would work brilliantly for chats, but not so well for presentations, as the camera angle is a bit low. Maybe an angled base would solve that problem. However, I might make the shroud, at very least - or as a starter - because I think it would work well using the laptop outside. And I could also place the shroud behind the computer camera to put the light on (I have been struggling a little with lighting, mostly because I find adding lighting makes me squint - this might be soft enough) Anyway, I see a lot of potential for playing around and seeing what else this idea can be repurposed for. Thanks so much. And very well presented/edited video.

  • Einstein Dhayal
    Einstein Dhayal4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    my heartbeat started to rise when i made eye contact with Matt... it was surreal

  • Reckless Rickey
    Reckless Rickey4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Zoom call “teleprompter” lol

  • chill_ house
    chill_ house4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This channel is like watching Mr. Mister maker but more high tech and complicated.

    TIME TO WAKEUP4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I have migrain problem... I can't take this headach

  • Marcus Barber
    Marcus Barber4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Oh this is soo very good! Many thanks. One issue I have with most of the projects (not just yours) is soldering skills. There's a skill jump that's beyond just buying one from the tech store and melting stiff together :-)

  • Sharan J
    Sharan J4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Maybe you should consider changing the channel name to Aluminum Perks!

  • Turbo
    Turbo4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Me: I've set up something, that I cant be bothered to explain. My friend: What did it cost? me: everything

  • Runanka Roy
    Runanka Roy4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This person is absolutely brilliant. Always brings a totally new idea out of thin air.

  • Tim Phang
    Tim Phang4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    There is quite a lot of vibration, may be originated from the pressure to the desk, then is transferred to the screen, the box and finally the webcam.

  • Jupiter
    Jupiter4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    laughs in having ASD and not being able to make eye contact in the first place XD

  • Jordan Weimer
    Jordan Weimer4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I was waiting for your mom to have an American accent, and to realize that you're just really good at accents.

  • Efraim Siounis
    Efraim Siounis4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This is great for streaming. I want to make this for my 27" screen. Cheers!!!

  • Nich Hustler
    Nich Hustler4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Take the custom camera he made, get prestick, stick it to the middle of the screen. Same Result.

  • The_furf_of_July
    The_furf_of_July4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Unfortunately for me, eye contact makes me uncomfortable, if someone used this I’d have trouble looking at them

  • TheDeathmail
    TheDeathmail4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Ummmm.... it's actually hard to tell the difference... I think we need a side by side comparison with YOU.... cause you already kinda look in the center in the normal video... so it looks no different and is harder to tell...

  • Gwen Millett
    Gwen Millett4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Apple did it with software

    JJ_PRODUCTIONS4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I love this channel but this is by far the most useless thing I've ever seen you build

  • iAmeer
    iAmeer4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Actually no, it isn't working.

  • MarkDHeilong
    MarkDHeilong4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This can also be used as a teleprompter with a screen on the bottom reflected upwards for the viewer to read while it scrolls reversed text and upside down (reflected text). A camera can be placed behind the 2-way mirror to record the subject in front of the 2-way mirror. The field of view would not impede the camera recording the subject because there'll be more light in front of the screen lighting the subject.

  • PhaseAmaze
    PhaseAmaze4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    4:00 uhhh 1 way mirror not 2 way

  • Mr Twister
    Mr Twister4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I’m a big fan but too much ads now buddy it’s deferring people away

  • anime guy
    anime guy4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Is there a similar mod for real life?

  • Chris Lucas
    Chris Lucas4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    That's cool and all, but no one's making that. I thought it was a software hack that changed the position of the pupils or something?

  • Colectivo Primitivo
    Colectivo Primitivo4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    that background music sounds like my s 20 ringtone

  • AtomicCortex
    AtomicCortex4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This is how Sony's SLT cameras worked before they moved to mirrorless.

  • dead guy
    dead guy4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Not gonna lie... At first i thought it's gonna end like 5 min craft..

  • mrBigSmile
    mrBigSmile4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Way easier is to put the other person in a small window just under your webcam. Then you can look at your webcam while still seeing their face and reacting. A bit unnatural on your part so it's better suited for work-related calls than personal ones where it makes sense to sacrifice a bit, but it's an easy solution.

  • zimo robot
    zimo robot4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I actually don't notice.much difference at all.

  • zimo robot
    zimo robot4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I actually don't notice any difference at all.

  • Alex Chastney
    Alex Chastney4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    move the camera to the middle off the screen where their eyes/ nose would be

  • Grimshaw Grummage
    Grimshaw Grummage4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I wanted to build a photo booth like this, but then the photo booth market got oversaturated so there was no point. The problem with photo booths is that the camera and the screen are stacked above each other. People dont look at the camera, they look at the screen image of themselves and you get photos where everyone is staring away from the camera.

  • zone8848
    zone88484 หลายเดือนก่อน

    underscreen camera tech is coming real fast.

  • Patch
    Patch4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    in conversation, to show interest you can actually look at people's mouths. this makes it look like you're actually valuing what they're saying more. while using webcams, this actually is a natural side effect of the camera being placed slightly above the screen, hence why it doesn't feel completely unnatural to videochat.

  • Matthew cochran

    Matthew cochran

    13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    looking at someone's mouth will imply intimacy or attraction

  • 99codemister


    23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Right. If you don't like your laptop, switch to your phone. Mostly because the phone's camera is generally better at focusing and allow for more variety in distance.

  • Musical World
    Musical World4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    His mom seems to have more eye contact without that thing, JK

  • Musical World
    Musical World4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Why is this so practical and not practical at the same time?

  • Ankit • 2020 seconds ago
    Ankit • 2020 seconds ago4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    What the FF

  • Flame_Lord_650
    Flame_Lord_6504 หลายเดือนก่อน

    if i where to do this, I would have put the camera into the shroud itself

  • meantares
    meantares4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This is great. I have been thinking about solutions to this problem that I, like most others, experience. Very clever solution.

  • James Einer
    James Einer4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    [Looks into a mirror (technically)] _"It's like looking into a mirror"_

  • Faiz Azman
    Faiz Azman4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    It has previous project vibe that i love, the projector! love the work man. keep it up

  • Andy Mystic
    Andy Mystic4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    well... tbh it looks weird because the distance of what you're looking at isn't same as the distance as the webcam so your eyes look out of focused... good try anyway :P

  • Goodness
    Goodness4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Now make one for phones

  • AFM7
    AFM74 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • Jay Crook
    Jay Crook5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I built one. Set it up and it seems to do what he says. I have a job interview coming up and want to use it there. I was tempted to look at the other camera and back at the screen. I'll have to work on that. 1. Yes use a sharp knife. Mine was dull, created raggedy edges, had to go out and buy new. 2. Yes on the weight for the camera. It will slide around on the inside, sloped surface. Also, note that a camera has to be orientated specifically so you're not sideways. I didn't think about that. 3. Hard to get mirror in exact screen size. Mine has some space on the sides, will see how it affects picture quality. 4. The sides that fold in, I didn't cut all the way through, just down to the paper on opposite side. I did still reinforce with tape though. Thanks for the video - Jay.

  • aquatus1
    aquatus15 หลายเดือนก่อน

    As an instructor for Japanese Business people, I always had to train them to stare at the webcam instead of the screen, and that was the most awkward part. I wish I had seen this video before.

  • Bedevere
    Bedevere5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    why not embed the camera and USB cable into the shroud?

  • Jordan
    Jordan5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Meanwhile me: rarely makes eye contact in person anyways

  • T-tröja
    T-tröja5 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • Prashik Menka Valmik Indase
    Prashik Menka Valmik Indase5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    How do we access the keyboard bro ?

  • JackPCooke
    JackPCooke5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This is the first video of yours I had ever watched. I remember thinking what useless and impractical idea... Since I have been an avid subscriber and recently made my brother a Retro Gaming console and currently upgrading my car stereo with a Raspberry pi upgrade. I've always felt kinda lost with my creativity always latching on to some new hobby or interest every couple of months. It was exhausting trying to feed my curious/creative nature. Now thanks to you, I'm fresh into DIY and tinkering but I can tell it will be a long standing hobby. Each project is an entire new field to explore in itself. So, sorry for thinking this as useless and thank you for your content. You've inspired me to pick up this money pit of a hobby, but I'm truly enjoying it. Thank you.

  • Gia N
    Gia N5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    You look best with a beard this length ;)