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Jul. 2, 2013 8:30 am

Maker Todd Blatt raising $1.5K for 3D-printed Google Glass accessories [VIDEO]

The GlassKap is a 3D-printed nylon attachment for Google Glass that covers the Glass lens.

Todd Blatt with GlassKap attached to his Google Glass.

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Local 3D-printer and maker enthusiast Todd Blatt is one of nearly 10,000 Google Glass Explorers, the cadre of early-adopters invited specifically by Google to test out the tech giant’s new wearable technology.

But already concerns about Glass privacy have arisen: how do people on the street know that a Glass wearer isn’t taking photos and videos of them as they pass?

Blatt has one answer: the GlassKap, a 3D-printed nylon attachment for Google Glass that covers the Glass lens, letting everyone know that you, Glass enthusiast, are not taking a video of them tripping over a curb.

To manufacture these lens covers en masse, Blatt is looking to raise $1,500, which he’s doing through a Kickstarter campaign.

Donate to the GlassKap Kickstarter campaign here.

Watch Blatt’s Kickstarter video:

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Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City, Grist.org, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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