Are you an extroverted geek who is looking for a way to announce to your apartment neighbors CAUTION a GEEK lives here! Well look no further than this DIY idea, where you dress-up the peephole on your front door with a robot. You are essentially turning the peephole into an eye for the robot.
As you can see it works pretty well with R2-D2 here. You could also enlist WALL-E, the NES ROB, an Xbox 360 Kinect, a Portal Turret, Johnny-5, and on and on. Ideally a robot, but you could enlist a monocled human or something of that nature – whatever allows for the peephole to blend in to the image.
If you’d like the R2-D2 template shown above, please read on.
I made this so R2’s eye piece is aimed right at the viewer. You just need to print, cut-out both parts of R2’s body, and then punch out the eye and affix to the door. It stands 9″ wide x 14.5″ tall, and the eye is about 1 and 3/8″ wide, so you’ll need to re-size if you want it smaller. Recommend photo glossy or card paper.
Click to enlarge, then save to your computer. I had to split R2-D2 between two 8.5″ x 11″ images to fit your printer. You want to cut out the baby blue as best you can.