Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap

Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap

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 like something 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 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? That’s easy. 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. No joke, 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 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 My car dude everything oh my god My friend Cece has also had some packages stolen so she has to leave it on her porch for a few days to So the moral of the story is just don’t take other people’s stuff Not only is it not cool, but on the plus side, you’ll never find yourself in this situation or perhaps even worse this one Who you had? 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Comments (100)

  1. Overkill. But it's still shows how dedicated you can be just to rain on a thief's day.

  2. Could’ve just added pepper spray

  3. I wish I was as smart as you to get revenge as well, lol.

  4. I suppose making it trigger a small explosion when opened would be illegal. Damn legal system not letting me have my fun

  5. Needs to be a real explosive.

  6. What the __ is that SMEEELLL

  7. My mom is from winnetka lol (home alone town)

  8. 34k dislikes are probably the porch pirates

  9. Why the heck does the police not do his / her job!? ?‍♀️?‍♂️

  10. btw the gps map is based at the house in home alone.

  11. No one:

    Literally no one:

    Mark: spends six months planning a revenge plot on package stealers

    I’m not hating this was a really cool video.

  12. This is why I live in the country.

  13. Me and my friends call glitter Satan in disguise

  14. Hahaha??? Frickin' carma!!!

  15. But whoever stole it would get four phones!

  16. This is a extremely good idea tho!!

  17. 4:24 / 4:27 apples new mac stock backround

  18. This should be in a store for people to sy

  19. Fill it with skin burning acid

  20. My question is that, why isn't this a mass produced yet I want this

  21. Jesus that is so savage

  22. Lol I live on that street we have this box door that only us and the mailman can open

  23. I would never steal a package but if that happened to me as a prank package I would be like: "This is genius."

  24. Why did you use stive Irwin’s voice

  25. That was soo…….BEAUTIFUL revenge with GLITTER I think i might cry?

  26. Why would you use 4 phones

  27. at 5:17 he sounds like fix it felix from wreck-It Ralph

  28. Next time do paint, that would show them >:D

  29. You NEED to sell these

  30. Holy !#%$ 70 million viewers

  31. Headphone users beware ???

  32. I have glitter phobia

    That stuff scares me dude

  33. Rob shows me fart spray me: oh god

  34. Dual chrome glitter!

  35. My Robotics teacher(Now computer animation) last year showed my class this just because it was interesting and fun.

  36. You need to sell these, I’d buy one

  37. How do I get the fart spray

  38. If this happened to me (which it wouldnt) i would take it apart and admire the mechanics

  39. dudes couldve had 4 phones

  40. WHAT IF HE put a nuke in there well i guess he wouldn't go that far. or will he!

  41. Not only is it not cool, it's also illegal.

  42. You should of put like half itching powder and half glitter

  43. Sell and mass produce it without the camera section and you’ll singlehandedly end porch thieves

  44. Shoulda used paint my dude

  45. You should make a Patton On that and sell it.

  46. Now made 1000x more deadly with Anthrax!

  47. Little did they know that there was 4 phones in it.

  48. He should sell those!

  49. This dude is the red stone of life.

  50. Why you said say there she is? In 5:16

  51. Those captions are so good
    “Get that __ our of here. WOOOO”

  52. I can’t stop laughing ???

  53. Mark Robert doesn't like robbers

  54. They deserved it….

  55. 看完你的視頻真是舒心

  56. Karma is real wahahhaha

  57. uses GPS to assasainate thieves

  58. I'm allergic to glitters and I never got interested in anyone's package.

  59. 5:09 Oh no, Elm St!

    What a nightmare!

  60. Mark someone made an article on this specific video on Achieve 3000, a educational website.

  61. Did they get the package back after every time? Or did they make multiples?

  62. How those phones didint get STEALD

  63. You should have made a dye pack like they put in bank vaults to paint the thief

  64. The point where the glitter spread is much better and satisfying than this whole video

  65. Why did you leave nasa? Don't you make good money with it?

  66. If you know someone called dr Carlos tell me because he went to my school

  67. Instead glitter u should try itching power,

  68. That Kids is why you don't steal Mark Robers Things

  69. Where do I buy… my landlord is constantly coming in my flat wen iam at work.. I jus got a lock on bedroom door but I think they now have locksmith to break in… I got a small camera and that's gone missing… its jus really getting me down now…x x

  70. It should have been spitting venom

  71. Should have put mace in it or chili powder. If I put that much time into that mechanism I would put them through some pain.
    This guy is too nice lol

  72. I freaking love this

  73. Work with Michael reeves

  74. 04:26 the glitter looks like a swastika

  75. NordVPN made off well with this video! ?

  76. Where can I buy this

  77. What happened to the phones?

  78. LOL…I am in awe. 🙂

  79. Imagine being this smart

  80. 4:11 so satisfying

  81. you should sell these

  82. Your my new hero ❤️

  83. Next do nail bomb Vs package theif

  84. Everyone dose not like glitter

  85. Dude this made my day lol ?

  86. why does this happen in usa ?

  87. I need this for my street

  88. Next step to make things clear: replace the fart spray by an explosive gas, then a little spark >v>

    Illegal you said? A thief's life is pretty meaningless so…>v>

  89. To this day they are probably still cleaning glitter from their cars

  90. This is what I wanted to be when I grow up.

  91. Instead of fart spray you should’ve used spray paint

  92. Can u make a bomb?

  93. I keep watching this over and over it’s so fascinating

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