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Making a DIY for stopping Tresspassers Includes 4 Hidden Cameras.

This guy took a package from my porch and now he s about to open it in his car 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 likesomething needs to be done to take a stand against dishonest punks like this. And then I was like: hold up,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 freakingplanet. 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 ofsmall electronic stuff, and we got to work.

Ultimately, when they open the packageI just wanted to celebrate their choice of profession with a cloud of glitter because, I mean, who doesn t love glitter?That s easy. I could just do that passively with like a spring when it opensBut I also wanted to record their reaction and that s what makes the engineering here an order of magnitude moredifficult because if you think about itThis thing has to sit on a porch all day and it can t be plugged in and you have no idea when someone will comeAnd pick this upso 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 ofbattery and storage space on top of thatI need some way to recover this footage in case I never get the big package back so after six months and lots of designIterations and so much testing here s where we landedThis custom printed circuit board is the brains of the operationIt has a built-in accelerometerAnd when it s jostle that will check the GPS signal to see if it s been moved from the porchand if soIt sends a signal to all the phones to wake up and start recording and I m using four phones that have a wide-angleFilming mode and are angled back and this 3d printed portion is contoured this way because it represents the field of view of the phonesSo as you can seeI m guaranteed to capture their reaction no matter which way they open it from and nestled in hereWe ve got a can of fart spray.

No joke, you can clear a room with one spray of this stuffso we made a cam on a small motor that sprays it five times and not only is this just a nice touch but weKeep repeating five sprays every 30 seconds until they throw the package out of their car or houseBefore they realize there s four phones inside thisIncreases our chances of finding it because we always know the package location at all times due to the GPS on the phonesBut even if we don t recover it all four phones have LTE data plansSo they upload the footage to the cloud so I can still see what happenedAnd then for the pièce de résistance we have a cup here on top that spins from a motor underneathSo once you load in a but ton of the world s finest glitter the motor spins really fast and the centrifugal forceFires it evenly in all directions.

Let me cut holes on the side of the lid and cover them with one-way filmso two of the cameras can see them as they walked away and then finally to make it look like an actual delivered package weAdded some shrink wrap and a delivery labelWhich is perhaps my favorite part of the whole thing because if the thief wasn t in such a hurryThey d see that the package is actually coming from my childhood hero and inspiration for this project Kevin McCallister. IEven looked up and amusing the address of the actual houseThey filmed the movie in and of course it s being shipped to his boysHarry 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 itIn and then recharge all the batteries in the system overnightSo the idea is the bad guy comes and takes it off your porch then lifts the lid and these two limit switchesTell the circuit board brain inside that the lids been removedand then that sets everything in motion and I may be biased but sometimes a well engineered design isbeautifulAnd because the phones have GPS we created a virtual geo fence around my houseSo I get a notification when the package has been moved off the propertySo 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 trippedSo then I checked the cameras and sure enough. The package is goneSo I checked the GPS and sort of tracked it and it appears there in a car because they seem to leave my housePretty quickly, but it seems to have stopped in a parking garageWhich is where I m headed to now and if you re new here, this isn t a prank channelSo I am completely out of my comfort zoneAnd there she isThis is like recovering the black box of a crashed airplane it would still workeven 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 soI m gonna go home and find out how thisSomehow ended up here. So it appears he was walking down the sidewalk and then suddenly makes a hard leftThen he takes the package and gets in his car and eventually makes it to this parking garage where this glorious sequence unfolds.

My car dude everything oh my godMy friend Cece has also had some packages stolen so she has to leave it on her porch for a few days toSo the moral of the story is just don t take other people s stuffNot only is it not cool, but on the plus side, you ll never find yourself in this situation or perhaps even worse this oneWho you had?This video was all about protecting your packages from bad guys with this six-month over-engineered monstrosity, but lucky for youIt s way easier to protect yourself from online bad guysThanks to the fine folks at Nord VPN who also happened to be supporting this video as you knowVPN stands for virtual private networkso you could surf the web anonymously yourLocation stays private and your data is encrypted and even though I m not a bad guy with something to hideI generate a spinning glitter cup of data online every daywhich I would prefer not to be used against me like you reading a lot of the news stories lately and as a bonus ifYou ever get a message about a video not being available in your country technicallyWhich is the click of a mouse your computer can virtually teleport to any countryyou wantcry an or view P n is the best because they re super fast withThousands of servers across the globe and they also have Apple and Android apps for mobile browsing which are free with your accountSo if you travel internationally or give in today s headlines, you re ready to start taking your privacy more seriouslyYou can go to comm slash mark Grover or use the link off their three year plansSo, mark GroverAnd if you use the code marker over at checkout, they ll know I sent you and they ll give you an extra month freeThanks for watching


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