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#1 Re: Main Forum » Funniest Home Surveillance Tapes » 2014-02-12 06:11:25

arakira wrote:
baughb wrote:

Ok my house fell, but unfortunately I couldn't upload some of the .gifs to imgur because they are too large.

Ah! I recognize it, I died to it yesterday. I was about in the middle, on the grid path next to the void of pits. Nice house! What is funny with this kind of clock house, is that even if I keep track of the tempo, after a few minutes of counting and looking at the flashing lights, I somehow get hypnotized and hit the wrong key smile

Ahh I think I know which tape you are then. I'm afraid you didn't miscount at all! You got caught by the (somewhat tricky) magic dance trap.
I posted the mapshot up on reddit, here's the imgur link:

If yours is the tape I'm thinking of, you were on step 7 of the cycle but you forced my pitbull to turn the floors on.
You had one or two of a bunch of different tools?

#2 Re: Main Forum » Funniest Home Surveillance Tapes » 2014-02-12 04:53:15

Ok my house fell, but unfortunately I couldn't upload some of the .gifs to imgur because they are too large.

Here are a few .gifs of people doing silly stuff in my house though:

It's an 8 step clock cycle, so the .gifs where you see the lights flashing on and off a bunch is people stepping hundreds of times (to figure out the clock), then after they figure it out they lose count or something and die.

#3 Re: Main Forum » Funniest Home Surveillance Tapes » 2014-02-11 05:11:31

sebastian wrote:

Lol. People keep going into a pit that isnt even placed/designed to be part a trap, rather designed to be a "non-vision blocking wall".

I don't know why. Have lots of "3 step/4 step Deaths" from that obvious pit there. Do they Think its a floor there?

I have a handful of two-step deaths from the same thing ^.^

#4 Re: Main Forum » Any guide how to make a magic dance tramp? » 2014-02-10 09:31:23

Here's a very basic magic dance:

I tried to make it obvious how it's wired etc.
If the robber goes straight forward the chihuahua will push the buttons in such a way that an electrical path will form to the grate he is standing on, killing him.
If the robber tries to retreat, the same thing will happen.
The robber must "dance" in such a way that neither of the two sets of buttons will be simultaneously pushed. Obviously this can be made more robust, but this is the basic idea.

Try to think of a way to do this with powered trapfloors, a way to do it where the robber must make more strict movements, a way to make it less obvious what's about to happen, etc.


For example, in the example above the robber must only make two backsteps at the right time to make it through, like so:
(Look at the horizontal movement of the indicator lights to see the correct path.)

But if you wired it like this:

The correct path looks more like this:

And you want the robber to be unable to brick the windows and draw the chihuahua out so you can do something like this:

And eventually after you've gotten some kills under your belt but you've noticed people trying to saw around the whole contraption or cut the wires or whatever so now you want to make sure they make it to the end with the chihuahua still in place so you throw a layer of pits, steel walls, and a failsafe trapdoor that only turns on if the chihuahua is still up there:

You can imagine how to expand on this further...

#5 Re: Main Forum » Funniest Home Surveillance Tapes » 2014-02-10 06:32:09

Ok I've made 17 .gifs of people doing really stupid stuff in my house.

I'll upload them as soon as my house falls. Could be a few days, I've been standing since Wednesday.

#6 Re: Main Forum » [Idea] A tool for breaking combination locks. » 2014-02-08 19:47:29

42dustman wrote:
DaVinci wrote:

But all other traps all also requiring you to guess what door to open, which hallway to go.

There's just no comparing of a maze to a comb lock, mazes are far more expensive and consume far more space and have far less possible solutions and can be far more easily broken with tools like saws and blowtorches and sometimes you can check your way through with bricks and sometimes if you go the wrong way you can easily turn back with cheap tools like water or bats; whereas in a comb lock you're totally blind and a single wrong move bricks the entire thing. I saw a tutorial on Youtube showing how you can make a 16 buttons comb lock with just a little over a $1000 and comb lock like that can have over 3000 permutations, to make a maze where the odds where equivalently tipped against the burglar you would need literally a hundred trifurcations.

Except combo locks all have major weaknesses against tools. Essentially, a contiguous chain of wired wooden walls leading directly to a place the owner doesn't want you to go.
Sure, it's practically impossible for a new player with no tools or maybe even a $2000 tool bag player to break a sufficiently designed combo lock, but a decent scout and enough saws breaks them every time (+maybe a ladder and/or crowbar, depending on how it's set up).

What I'm saying is; the design might be great for new houses with <$5k but you won't ever really get anywhere far with a combo lock house. I've made quite a bit of money by scouting combo locks, then coming back with x saws + 1 ladder.

#7 Re: Main Forum » Price killed » 2014-02-08 16:31:44

No more Mr. Price guy.

Ha Ha Ha...

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