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A Multifunctional Laser Tripwire

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Daytripper: Hide-My-Windows Laser Tripwire

Do you always slack off on your computer and worry about getting busted?

Not anymore because Daytripper is here to save the day!

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Daytripper is a laser tripwire that can, upon triggering:

  • Hide all your windows
  • Lock your computer
  • Execute a custom script to do whatever you want!

Buy Daytripper on Tindie!

I did a small production run, and you can buy them directly on Tindie:

How it works

Daytripper comes in two parts: a Transmitter (TX) and a Receiver (RX).

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Mount the TX anywhere you want. Plug RX into your computer.

When motion is detected, RX will press Win + M and instantly hide what you're doing.

Alternatively, it can also lock your PC or execute a custom script.



  • Can detect motion within 120cm (4 ft).

  • Has 5Hz scan rate, works best indoors.

  • Works out-of-box with Windows, compatible with all major OSs.

  • Has a 40-hour battery life, rechargeable via USB-C.

  • Has a 100 meter (330 ft) communication range between TX and RX, open-air.

  • Comes with a magnetic mounting kit.

  • See Quick Start Guide and Advanced Usage Guide for more details.

Getting Started

If you received your Daytripper in kit form, follow this to put it together:

Kit Assembly Guide

For how to use Daytripper, see this:

Quick Start Guide

For advanced features such as custom actions and firmware updates, read this:

Advanced Usage


What operating system is supported?

Daytripper works out-of-box with Windows, from XP to 10. No driver needed.

It is also compatible with anything that supports USB keyboards, such as Linux, MacOS, Android, and more.

Read Advanced Usage Guide to see how to use it on other systems.

Can I use it for purposes other than hiding windows?

Yes. It can also lock your computer, or perform a custom action.

See Advanced Usage Guide.

What is the range of Daytripper?

The laser ToF sensor can detect motion within 120cm (4 ft).

The wireless communication range between TX and RX should be around 100 meters (330 feet) open air. Might be less in indoor environments.

How is the battery life?

Around 40 hours, depending on the number of triggers. Rechargeable via USB Type-C connector.

Questions or Comments?

Please feel free to open an issue. This is the preferred way since it helps other people too.

You can also email me at dekunukem gmail com for inquires.


A Multifunctional Laser Tripwire

License:MIT License


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