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Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap

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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? This video was all about protecting your packages from bad guys with this six-month over-engineered monstrosity, but lucky for you It’s way easier to protect yourself from online bad guys Thanks to the fine folks at Nord VPN who also happened to be supporting this video as you know VPN stands for virtual private network so you could surf the web anonymously your Location stays private and your data is encrypted and even though I’m not a bad guy with something to hide I generate a spinning glitter cup of data online every day which I would prefer not to be used against me like you reading a lot of the news stories lately and as a bonus if You ever get a message about a video not being available in your country technically Which is the click of a mouse your computer can virtually teleport to any country you want cry an or view P n is the best because they’re super fast with Thousands of servers across the globe and they also have Apple and Android apps for mobile browsing which are free with your account So if you travel internationally or give in today’s headlines, you’re ready to start taking your privacy more seriously You can go to Noor VPN comm slash mark Grover or use the link in the video description for 75% off their three year plans So, it’s Nord VPN comm slash mark Grover And if you use the code marker over at checkout, they’ll know I sent you and they’ll give you an extra month free Thanks for watching

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82 thoughts on “Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap”

  1. The Very Cheesy Llama says:

    Oml. 69,000,000 Views.

    69

  2. Itz Ern Yt says:

    LIKE IF IT FROZE

  3. Joshua Hammel says:

    Should have put asbestos in the glitter.

  4. ISBG says:

    What is the other crazy idea: Use a gun

  5. Mukael says:

    You gotta do part 2!!! This is awesome!

  6. Ninja O Dark says:

    Your a flipping LEGEND bro, please sell these EVERYWHERE, you awesome

  7. Harrison Games says:

    You know that if they break the system apart they can get the phones lol

  8. Oksana Morrice says:

    What about getting smart parcel box?

  9. IamAahron says:

    Skunk spray would have better!

  10. Not_Jack Mania says:

    You should have made it sticky

  11. Kimberly Margarita says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ช this is genius. I need one ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ bums out here taking packages ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ข

  12. ุนุงุฆู„ุฉ ู…ุญู…ุฏ says:

    wow 34 dislikes I can't take this likes ever

  13. Tyler Tran says:

    This dude is a freaking genius

  14. Edan Lian says:

    Do you know what you could do? You could use a Fedex box as your cat's litter box, and when its full, tape it up, place it outside and prepare for the robbers to get pranked ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Nico Vitatoe says:

    ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  16. He is lovely says:

    Dude itโ€™s so sad people are stealing this much..

  17. Ape from the kitchen of Enki and Enlil. says:

    We live on one of that glitters.

  18. YaBoiWavy BTW says:

    This man is so smart

  19. Betonian Mapping says:

    You should mass produce these with motion detecting cameras

  20. Jacob Schutz1983 says:

    I subbed cos u gave me choice not trying make me sub thanks great video

  21. WoolfyIsHere says:

    Use paint

  22. LivGamer C says:

    That slow-mo of the glitter was cool and pretty

  23. Rebecca Trisna says:

    That's why you don't steal๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฅ“

  24. _ Muppelpuppel _ says:

    I want to make this one day

    But it's going to have sound
    It's going to insult the thief over and over until the lid closes

  25. Alexis George says:

    awesome

  26. vikingbags says:

    This is genius, you are my hero!!!

  27. Jim Bob says:

    I don't know, the reaction of the first thief didn't sell it. They even held it nicely after exiting the vehicle and put it gracefully on the ground lmao. You'd think that they just throw it?

  28. Savi Maison says:

    Omg keep in uploading videos with the same material omg the reactions are epic

  29. TelyxNix says:

    Imagine instead of glitter he use grenade

  30. amv___amv___amv says:

    Instead of glitter you should have used hydrochloric acid.

  31. THE BLUE GAMER P says:

    Likes 2 mil

  32. Ammon says:

    never gets old

  33. Pokemon Girl says:

    What if he is watching right now?!

  34. Claire Clemmer says:

    You bought four phones for this

  35. Michael Martinez says:

    What do you do for the real boxes delivered?

  36. Bille Elish fan says:

    You got hella theifs in your neighborhood

  37. ImYaSavage VlogMask2 says:

    You are awesome.

  38. Ethan Patterson says:

    You should of made it say "keep the change you filthy animal"

  39. plasmaCAnnon2 realest says:

    Is it me or does the glitter exploding slo-mo look beautiful

  40. Youtube Addict says:

    Legend says there is still glitter in the thieves cars… heheh ๐Ÿ˜

  41. Fok yu says:

    Dude move to a better neighborhood

  42. Sirius Raycraft says:

    What the FUHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  43. BARBIE MONSTER says:

    Im so proud

  44. Z 21 says:

    Can u help the cops ?๐Ÿ˜… with that invention

  45. You definitely have too much time on your hands but that was absolutely awesome great job

  46. MichelTGM says:

    #getmarkto10mil

  47. KeiraSizzles says:

    the fact that it was in the car is even better

  48. Kay C. says:

    Glitter is perfect! It looks like he got back from a strip club yet he would also struggle to get all the sparkles off. He"ll be washing sparkles out of his hair for a month!! Perfect revenge!!๐Ÿ˜‚

  49. Kay C. says:

    …. except if the spinning sparkles are gorgeous…. I would be tempted to come back for more boxes… ๐Ÿคฃ

  50. itsCICItime says:

    Build me an automatic pizza feeder

  51. PastorNerdy says:

    Man… I might have already said this, but I would spend big money on a device like this.

  52. N A says:

    Make a business out of this!!!

  53. Robert Fugate says:

    Would like to see you use construction foam in a can, like great stuff!

  54. TareQ says:

    it just feels so seamless watching this guy, like that's a trippy video for sure man, your work is great.

  55. im404z Loot says:

    Do it again

  56. Chloes World says:

    6:40 โ€œ what is that smeeeell xD Iโ€™m dieing

  57. Dead Set On Dreams says:

    I literally had a package stolen from me now yesterday since it's after midnight, the contents were worth about $200 and I'm so upset, I wish I was your friend and could borrow this because apparently, this isn't the 1st package my new house has had stolen from them. I can't stand the delivery companies here they don't even knock on your door which would have avoided all of this because there is (no exaggeration) someone here 24/7. In the old state, I used to live in they always knocked no matter what…

  58. Jack Blade says:

    A military grade smoke bomb would be interesting. If they were in a car, house or other enclosed area it would be hilarious! ๐Ÿ˜‚

  59. Jack Blade says:

    Somebody should start selling package thief booby traps! Millions of ๐Ÿ’ต to be made….

  60. ATSpoatatos says:

    He legit looks like old version of Benji Krol ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  61. SaucincrisYT says:

    Every Dislike Is a Porch Thief.

    Like to Show the evidence, and they actually take there time in it.

  62. Droslay YC says:

    Lol his reaction was so funny

  63. Jimmy Mack says:

    I am Dying and Crying Laughing…..They are very lucky you are a nice guy could be worse, Funny is by far the best lesson most times.

  64. Mr. gamer-man 64 says:

    4/5 of video: actual video
    1/5 of video: advertising

  65. Ramhari Baniya says:

    Instead of glitter u should use chilly powder

  66. Derpmander says:

    You shouldโ€™ve set it to play the earrape Monsters Inc theme on repeat like the fart spray

  67. Ginger Spice says:

    6:39 Theif: "wHat tHE fu** iS tHat sMEieLL" Me: tHat's thE sMell oF reVenGe

  68. xXWorthless._.RubyXx says:

    This has 70 million views ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  69. Clark Kent says:

    Genius

  70. Starting _Rumors says:

    Get the phones

  71. Godwin Boto says:

    Gave him 4 free phones.

  72. MacQuak says:

    Mark Rober
    MARS ROVER

  73. Andrรฉs says:

    5:02 now we know where you live

  74. Miniplays453 says:

    Well, kids, we can learn a lesson here – don't steal, seriously, you always get caught.

  75. E Coli says:

    This is awesome

  76. freeeeelibyan says:

    34k dislikes from package thieves

  77. Abyaan Syed says:

    "i felt powerless when they took my package" proceeds to reward them with four phones

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  79. vippopper says:

    or you can fill a box full of bees

  80. Hi stalker says:

    If I find it and decide to take it (which I wouldn't cause man I buy stuff from Amazon so I would hate if someone stole a package) but let's say i did so:
    first of all I would take it to my room and open it in my bed then the glitter spreads and my room now is full of glitter and with fart smell after I would be surprised by the mechanism and notice 4 phones omfg and I would take them and find a way to turn off the farts which if I don't find out in the next 2 rounds of spray I would leave it in my yard overnight so meanwhile i clean my room and spray perfume and now I have time to check the phones and delete the videos from the cloud and man now I have 4 new phones and so the next day I would check the box and try to keep the mechanism
    a win-win situation I really donโ€™t understand why those people didnโ€™t did what I just explained with the evil side of me

  81. 1play gam3 says:

    Thats what u get sucker!

  82. Dora Roze says:

    Imagine intercepting a revenge pipe bomb. You should never steal.

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