Why 3D Webcam Cover Was Started

3D Webcam-Cover on laptop printed from Shapeways

Many people are covering up their webcams. Only because they’re afraid that someone is watching them. Altough in most cases this isn’t actually happening, the chance that it’s happening is quite frightning.

Vine not made by www.3dwebcamcover.com 🙂

I wanted to find a solution for this. Yes, you can use a sticker or post-it. But those leave residue and don’t stick forever. You can also spend between $4,99 and $9,99 for a webcam cover on Amazon.

But hey, what’s cooler than making your own Webcam Cover?

Nothing. That’s why www.3dwebcamcover.com was started.

Here you’ll find everything you need to design, print or get a webcam cover yourself. No matter your experience.

The timelapse below shows all the creation steps of 3D Webcam Cover.

You can design your own 3D Webcam Cover.

By following a step-by-step design tutorial you’ll learn how to make a 3D design of a webcam cover.

You’ll be using the free and open source software FreeCad. There’s also an 8 minute tutorial video showing the whole process. The .FCstd file is available for free. You can use it to modify the 3D Webcam Cover to your own wishes.

You can 3D print your own Webcam Cover.

3D printing usefull things = awesome.

Printing your own 3D Webcam Cover is awesome. It will make you feel safe again behind your computer. You can download the .STL file for the 3D Webcam Cover here for free.

Don’t have a 3D printer? No worries, I don’t have one either.

At a Fablab nearby you’ll be able to use a 3D printer. It’s actually a very nice way to learn how to use new tools. There are always friendly people around to help you. Here you’ll find an overview of all the Fablab’s in the world.

You can order your own 3D printed Webcam Cover.

It’s also possible to order the 3D Webcam Cover directly via Shapeways. You can watch the creation video below.


You’ll have one for $4,95 (excl. shipment). Press below to go directly to the Shapeways store 🙂

Did you design, print or order a 3D Webcam Cover?

I’d love to hear from you, please leave a comment or send me a message!


Thank you! 🙂

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