Mechanical irising peephole mechanism


27 Responses to “Mechanical irising peephole mechanism”

  1. igpajo says:

    I want that for my front door!

  2. chixon says:

    After skimming through most of the posts on this forum, I see that the maker, Chris, is designing a Kraken motif for the other side of the door. Now I’m going to have to follow the posts to see if he shows any completed images of that.

  3. El Zilcho says:

    This looks awesome so I hate to be a dick, but the iris diaphragm this is trying to look like creates a basically circular opening at all times. The blades are supposed to overlap, but this one gets all starburst as it opens because the blades only meet in the centre.

    If the blades were twice as long and kept the same hinge points they’d overlap by about the correct amount. They’d just need to be thin enough to slide over each other. That would make a truly terrifying wang-chopper.

    • eviladrian says:

      The linked thread includes some experimentation with overlapping blades, but it looks like the sheet metal he was using was too thick and the blades would lock up before completely closing the gap.

  4. jaytkay says:

    It’s big, not the peephole size I expected. From the link it looks like maybe a foot across.

  5. Pip_R_Lagenta says:

    A short video of Mr. Schaie’s item was made at yesterday’s Bay Area Maker Faire. The video may be seen here:

  6. Antiqueight says:

    I want but have no hope of getting one. It is very cool.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Looks like something out of a Myst game.

  8. Dave Faris says:

    More of a steampunk glory hole than a peep hole.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful work and I love it, but this seems more of a shutter than an iris.

  10. loonquawl says:

    So there is this awesome piece of wood&brass, looking like it was directly teleported in from the Nautilus, and it happens to be the first thing in ages Cory does not throw the monicker ‘steampunk’ at? w. t. f.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I want this for my supervillain lair….

  12. Anonymous says:

    What a great looking gizmo. Thanks for the Video PIP. and yes Steampunk all the way. Love it.

  13. Macavity says:

    Replied to comment from Blue
    Castration has nothing to do with a penis. Look it up.

  14. Jason baker says:

    Cory was in my town for a reading and book-signing today, so I made him a (barely) working replica out of cardboard. Hardly the real thing, but hey, I only had a couple of hours and a few pizza boxes to work with, not a CNC router.

  15. Art says:

    So beautifully rendered.
    Great Piece!
    Thanks for the post.

  16. KurtMac says:

    Christ, what a peephole!

  17. Anonymous says:

    I want one!

  18. Anonymous says:

    I had originally read the title as “Mechanical Irishing peephole”. I was understandably confused.

  19. Bindlestick says:

    People who need peepholes are the luckiest people in the world.

  20. mcarrick says:

    Is that a peephole in your door or are you just glad to see me?

  21. sergeirichard says:

    Nope, not feeling any castration anxiety at all. Uh uh.

  22. Anonymous says:

    omg want as well. this guy could probably make a pretty good living just making and selling these, and these type of things

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