This guy took a package from my porch
and now he’s about to open it in his car
但是 他不知道的是 这是个特制的整蛊包裹
But what he doesn’t know is this is a custom-built bait package
that is recording him on four different cameras
And it’s about to unleash a pound of the world’s finest glitter along with some other surprises.
But to understand how he got to this point,
first, we need to rewind a bit.
About seven months ago,
I noticed a package being reported as delivered but it never arrived.
So when I checked our security cameras,
I noticed this lovely couple out for a stroll.
As you can see,
they have backpacks on and they’re just going around the neighborhood
making an afternoon out of this.
If you ever been in a situation like this,
you just sort of feel violated.
And then I took this to the police
and even with the video evidence,
they said it’s just not worth their time to look into –
so then you also feel powerless
and I just felt like something needs to be done to take a stand against dishonest punks like this.
And then I was like:
I built a dartboard that moves to get a bulls-eye every time.
I spent nine years designing hardware
that’s currently roving around on another freaking planet.
if anyone was going to make a revenge bait package and over-engineer the crap out of it,
it was going to be me.
So I started with a sketch and some CAD
and then I hit up my buddy Sean
who is really good with this type of small electronic stuff,
and we got to work.
Ultimately, when they open the package
I just wanted to celebrate their choice of profession with a cloud of glitter
because, I mean, who doesn’t love glitter?
I could just do that passively with like a spring when it opens
But I also wanted to record their reaction
and that’s what makes the engineering here an order of magnitude more difficult
because if you think about it
This thing has to sit on a porch all day
and it can’t be plugged in
and you have no idea when someone will come
and pick this up,
so it’s not like you could just hit record on the camera
and then put it in the box
because you’re gonna run out of battery and storage space.
On top of that, I need some way to recover this footage
in case I never get the big package back
So after six months and lots of design
iterations and so much testing,
here’s where we landed.
This custom printed circuit board is the brains of the operation
It has a built-in accelerometer
And when it’s jostle that will check the
GPS signal to see if it’s been moved from the porch
and if so
It sends a signal to all the phones to wake up and start recording
and I’m using four phones that have a wide-angle Filming mode
and are angled back
and this 3d printed portion is contoured this way
because it represents the field of view of the phones
So as you can see
I’m guaranteed to capture their reaction
no matter which way they open it from
and nestled in here, we’ve got a can of fart spray.
you can clear a room with one spray of this stuff
so we made a cam on a small motor that sprays it five times
and not only is this just a nice touch but we Keep repeating five sprays every 30 seconds
until they throw the package out of their car or house
Before they realize there’s four phones inside this
Increases our chances of finding it
because we always know the package location at all times
due to the GPS on the phones
But even if we don’t recover it
all four phones have LTE data plans
So they upload the footage to the cloud
so I can still see what happened
And then for the pièce de résistance
we have a cup here on top
that spins from a motor underneath
So once you load in a but ton of the world’s finest glitter
the motor spins really fast
and the centrifugal force fires it evenly in all directions.
Let me cut holes on the side of the lid
and cover them with one-way film
so two of the cameras can see them as they walked away
and then finally to make it look like an actual delivered package
we Added some shrink wrap and a delivery label
Which is perhaps my favorite part of the whole thing
because if the thief wasn’t in such a hurry
They’d see that the package is actually coming from my childhood hero
and inspiration for this project Kevin McCallister.
I Even looked up and amusing the address
of the actual house They filmed the movie in
当然了 收件人是这对搭档 哈利和马文
and of course it’s being shipped to his boys Harry and Marv
and there’s a charge port in the bottom
because if it doesn’t get stolen in a given day
I can bring it In and then recharge all the batteries in the system overnight
So the idea is the bad guy comes and takes it off your porch
then lifts the lid and these two limit switches
Tell the circuit board brain inside that the lids been removed
and then that sets everything in motion
and I may be biased
but sometimes a well engineered design is beautiful
And because the phones have GPS
we created a virtual geo fence around my house
So I get a notification when the package has been moved off the property
So I put it out on the porch
and now all that was left to do was wait
Okay, so I was at work and I got a notification
that the Geo fence we set up had been tripped
So then I checked the cameras and sure enough. The package is gone
So I checked the GPS and sort of tracked it
and it appears there in a car
because they seem to leave my house Pretty quickly,
but it seems to have stopped in a parking garage
Which is where I’m headed to now and
if you’re new here, this isn’t a prank channel
So I am completely out of my comfort zone
And there she is
This is like recovering the black box of a crashed airplane
it would still work even if I didn’t get the box back that
footage would upload to the cloud
but it’s just faster to plug the phones in
so I’m gonna go home and find out how this
Somehow ended up here.
So it appears he was walking down the sidewalk
and then suddenly makes a hard left
Then he takes the package and gets in his car
and eventually makes it to this parking garage
where this glorious sequence unfolds
看啊 看把我车搞的 老兄
盖子被手抓着 一路没拿开 所以镜头被盖住了