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[–]fernbritton 2829 points2830 points  (33 children)

Son, there's nothing in this fucking box

[–]nootrino 1158 points1159 points  (17 children)

"It's empty, just like all your promises, dad!"

runs off crying

[–]PM_ME_HOT_DADS 144 points145 points  (6 children)

: (

[–]mr_sprinklzzz 75 points76 points  (5 children)

Username kind of relevant?

[–]Thereminz 31 points32 points  (3 children)

and the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon, the little boy blue and the man in the moon...

[–]azsheepdog 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Kid is just waiting for his dad to get back from grabbing some smokes so he can give it to him.

[–]A_Suffering_Panda 106 points107 points  (5 children)

Seriously, not even dickbutt. What's the point?

[–]TryonB 34 points35 points  (2 children)

At least it didn't have that stupid upside-down "OK" sign inside

[–]thisonewasnotaken 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I was fully expecting a picture of his hand doing that sign to be in the box. 0/10 fully disappoint

[–]Searchlights 9 points10 points  (1 child)

There's a spider.

[–]ArcherInPosition 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Only in sealed vaults.

[–]dukunt 18 points19 points  (0 children)

HULK SMASH!

[–]FatherNed 2462 points2463 points  (103 children)

I would literally never get in this box

[–]cybaritic 911 points912 points  (9 children)

I decoded the message and got the word "sledgehammer". Close enough.

[–]kcman011 313 points314 points  (3 children)

I got Be sure to drink your Ovaltine. Damn it!

[–]EaterOfFood 81 points82 points  (1 child)

A crummy commercial.

[–]SanctimoniousDouche 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Son of a bitch.

[–]Jester_Face 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yeah he should make one out of 1" thick iron plates

[–]SnakeyesX 398 points399 points  (35 children)

I felt good about knowing to try the legs first, but then the whole "Set the gears so the letters "DAD" point at the buttons, then flip two of those gears over and use the cypher to move the gears to build coordinates on a cryptic graph" felt like a pretty difficult step.

[–]ouroborosity 228 points229 points  (1 child)

A real /r/restofthefuckingowl moment there, would have been nice to see the actual decoding process since I'd never be able to figure this out myself.

[–]Cherios_Are_My_Shit 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure the "decoding" process is twisting the first gear and copying the letter on the third gear. The trick is getting the gears in the right order, and he walked through that pretty detailed.

[–]ihadtotypesomething 104 points105 points  (3 children)

I'm betting that if the son has the mind and the patience to build something like this, then the dad has the mind and the patience to get it open.

[–]anxdiety 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Nah, there was just a doctor's note inside explaining a savant style of autism.

[–]mdm30 87 points88 points  (19 children)

Especially after he just got that out of the drawer with the magnets. I would have though that the message had to do with them.

[–]Osiris32 207 points208 points  (16 children)

I'm guessing his dad likes these kinds of puzzles, otherwise this would be kind of a dick gift.

[–]MaybeAliensDidIt 153 points154 points  (6 children)

Should have gone with hand warmers

[–]ermungslos 53 points54 points  (1 child)

I would have written you a lengthy and rude letter telling you that money would be a more appropriate gift.

[–]fourleggedostrich 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Not just any hand warmers, one spent handwarmer and one leaky one.

[–]NoProblemsHere 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You could always put the hand warmers in the box.
Seriously, I was a little disappointed that there was nothing in it at the end.

[–]AssaultedCracker 10 points11 points  (1 child)

dick gift

Step 1: put your dick in the box

[–]Badgerplayingaguitar 15 points16 points  (1 child)

If I didn't like puzzles and my kid got me this I would saw it open.

[–]Peterwin 9 points10 points  (4 children)

I think this is amazing and super cool, but I agree on the dick gift point. I feel like a lot of the steps had too many like, “gotcha” moments.

Maybe it’s easier or more obvious for people who are into this, but him being like “then you just put the drawer in upside down!” Who would know to do that?

[–]WaterRacoon 13 points14 points  (0 children)

There needs to be a flow in a puzzle. It's easy to make puzzle where the next step is to write "potato" using magnets, but there needs to be some way to logically work out that the next thing to do should be to write "potato" using magnets. I felt that many of the steps here were a bit random, not so much "solve the puzzle using logic" but more "read my mind to know what to do next" even with the note clues.

[–]midnightheir 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Me, mostly because I would shove everything in all the gaps trying to jump start the game again. By dumb luck I'd probably half solve it because the flow of the clues isn't smooth. For example, I see screws, I get screwdriver and find the board early, I put it on magnet alphabet and find the letters etc.

[–]Lennon_v2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

To be fair there was no necessary order for some of those early steps because they're all small pieces needed to do the magnet board that can be acquired in any order. You need to solve the DAD 245 thing to get the codes right, and you need to get the board to learn the letters. Doesn't matter if you grab the board first or do the gears because you need them both to solve the actual puzzle, OP just decided to show an order he liked

[–]awhaling 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I had the same thought! I also thought that I literally would’ve never gotten the upside down drawer to unlock the extra gears. The rest had somewhat tangible leads, but that upside down drawer was just so random.

[–]WhichWayzUp 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My first instinct would have been to go find a tiny allen wrench and open up whatever I could.

[–]Corrupt_Reverend 16 points17 points  (4 children)

All the steps have clues that a person could eventually figure out. Except the upside-down drawer. The only way I could see figuring that out is just random chance. I didn't see any clue for that part.

[–]Philias2 23 points24 points  (0 children)

The clue is in the construction of the drawer and the hole it slides into. What I mean is that you can see that there's something irregular with the way the box is built (there is a sort of slot cut into the bottom) and you can probably see some mechanism in the hole. That would eventually lead you to try something like that.

[–]geekbot 5 points6 points  (1 child)

There's a visible switch inside the drawer. If you peeked in the drawer space as you were investigating you would see it.

It's the white 3D printed switch that he talks about under the false bottom. And you can see that the switch is probably reachable by sticking your hand in instead of using the drawer.

[–]A7JC 145 points146 points  (12 children)

Maybe it's because I don't know how these work, but I would never even get the first step. It's a homemade box so unscrewing the leg or deconstructing it would feel like cheating.

[–]kousi 87 points88 points  (8 children)

I think there are rules in puzzles, like if it doesn't turn easily don't turn it. The other legs are probably glued in place too.

[–]Coal_Morgan 100 points101 points  (7 children)

You never need to force a well made puzzle. Whether it's a box, blacksmith puzzle or jigsaw puzzle. When you find the right piece it should move or slot smoothly.

So checking the legs would have been a given. Light tug and a twist. I've done a bunch of these puzzles, my wife bragged to my in-laws that I was good at them and they spent the first 10 years of my marriage giving me blacksmith and wooden geometric puzzles to stump me for Christmas.

[–]Uxt7 13 points14 points  (4 children)

they spent the first 10 years of my marriage giving me blacksmith and wooden geometric puzzles to stump me for Christmas.

Were you cool with that, or did it start getting old after a few years?

[–]Coal_Morgan 27 points28 points  (3 children)

They were stocking stuffers for the most part so it was always appreciated and the wooden geometric ones were all hand crafted and beautiful to look at and were nice on the mantel for a while.

I'm glad they stopped though, I was getting repeats and once you get the knack for that kind of puzzle it doesn't go away.

I would have loved to have gotten the OP puzzle box.

[–]shadow_moose 23 points24 points  (1 child)

If you ever divorce your wife and marry me, I'll make you a box like this every time your birthday comes around. Please say yes, otherwise I'm just gonna marry my girlfriend.

[–]forhorglingrads 4 points5 points  (0 children)

save this poor fellow from such a fate

[–]kousi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I wish you showed up before I spouted off!

[–]Jangles 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It's a common first step in puzzle boxes.

If his dads a fan, he'd know to try that first.

[–]X-istenz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I would have pulled on it, to see if it was clipped or magnetted in. Never would have occured to me to unscrew it.

[–]mjgcfb 72 points73 points  (16 children)

Even after watching him open it I still wouldn't be able to figure it out.

[–]Indosay 35 points36 points  (15 children)

Yeah I feel like I missed something. What did he need to use the DAD setup for? I feel like we set that up but then didn’t have to use it. And how did the 4 letter combos on the front get plugged into the gears which only display 3 letters.

[–]David-Puddy 37 points38 points  (7 children)

What did he need to use the DAD setup for

to know the initial state of the cogs for the decoding

And how did the 4 letter combos on the front get plugged into the gears which only display 3 letters.

this... i dunno. maybe only 3 of the letters are actually on the gears in the order they show up?

[–]X-istenz 7 points8 points  (5 children)

2 pairs? The symbol gave the first cog position, the second and third cogs gave the X,Y? Not sure.

[–]X-istenz 9 points10 points  (3 children)

The Cog sections were used to find the right symbols on the Magnet matrix. He already knew the answer, so he didn't bother actually turning the screws, so to speak. Ditto for the 436 bit. It did make it seem a little /r/restofthefuckingowl, but that section was just time consuming, rather than mechanically relevant.

[–]seishi 2 points3 points  (2 children)

There are letters on the gears though and four letters in each space on the front. I'm still missing how you translate that to a symbol

[–]arillyis 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Ive seen my dad try to operate a computer, and if i gave him anything like this he would destroy it within 45 minutes.

[–]PM_ME_UR_ASIAN_BODY 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Same here. Even if I spent years trying, the batteries would be dead by the time I made any meaningful progress. That's honestly my only gripe... He should add some solar charger to it, like on calculators, just to ensure you can get into it with enough time without breaking it.

[–]auser9[🍰] 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Or it could be that during the process of getting a first light to turn on, the arduino is turned on, otherwise it stays off and the batteries don't drain, because up until then I don't think he batteries are being used.

[–]PM_ME_UR_ASIAN_BODY 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Batteries drain whether being used or not. There is no battery that will indefinitely store a charge, they all gradually degrade. That's why I said I'd probably never solve this, by the time I got to the battery operated parts the batteries would be dead.

A simple solar panel, like the ones that have been used in calculators for ages, could remedy this. You can't just leave a battery around for years and expect it to work.

[–]awhaling 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How sad would it be if the batteries die naturally and the dad wasn’t able to open it ever again because it locked?

[–]rlowens 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Of course not, there's no way you would fit!

[–]hobbsarelie83 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Story of your life, huh?

[–]Rixxer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I could if I really wanted to, obviously. The problem is, I would never want to just break it. It's too neat for that. But I'm too dumb to solve it, so I would just continually grow more frustrated with it until in my old age I would go mad, and I can't guarantee that I wouldn't reach a breaking point (heh) and break it, only to sob over it's shattered pieces like I had just murdered something beautiful.

[–]Tkent91 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Don’t worry the box is empty so you aren’t missing much.

[–]WhichWayzUp 5 points6 points  (3 children)

He'd better put a million dollars in there, because if anyone solves that puzzle box they've earned it.

[–]Dark_messengeR 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I wouldve just smashed the box. Puzzle solved son

[–]Vitaboy99 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I feel like you would say that a lot...

[–]Sinonyx1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i feel like i could've figured it out up to putting the drawer in upside down

[–]Espressojet 1344 points1345 points  (32 children)

I audibly said "are you serious" when it was required to slide the drawer back in backwards.

That plus the unscrewable leg would have made this impossible for me to solve

[–]Indosay 659 points660 points  (13 children)

Watching a lot of puzzle videos will show you that tricks like that are pretty common. If you do a lot of puzzles, unscrewing legs and popping pieces back in in different orientations is a pretty normal thing to try.

Not that I would ever think to do it haha. But puzzles like this are built for people who are familiar with these types of puzzles, not really just common folks.

[–]whoeve 131 points132 points  (8 children)

Yep, the 'ol last effort "try every available item that fits in every orientation" until you come up with a better idea.

[–]DisclaimerImDrunk 128 points129 points  (6 children)

aka my sex life

[–]x---x--x-x 13 points14 points  (3 children)

I am not sure if this is self-deprecation or bragging.

[–]niuguy 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Says the guy(?) who's kissed a girl(?) at least four times!

[–]InLogicWeTrust 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Username checks out.

[–]whoeve 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Also, I re-watched it, and there is a section of the bottom of the drawer that is cut out, which is the hint that it's not just a normal drawer.

[–]Dataeater 2 points3 points  (1 child)

He gave away unscrewing the leg, you could see he wanted to do that action when he was first showing the box.

[–]QuimiQ 31 points32 points  (0 children)

My initial reaction was the same but then I noticed that the mechanism is clearly visible so it's not actually that hard to figure out.

[–]broadcasthenet 63 points64 points  (4 children)

Unscrewing the legs was the first thing I thought to do. I probably would have never figured out to put the drawer in upside down though.

[–]Coal_Morgan 78 points79 points  (1 child)

If you knew about the leg, you would have looked in the drawer slot for a code or hidden key and saw the latch and then tried your finger and then the drawer.

I think a lot of people aren't giving themselves enough credit, they are seeing this guy walk through the puzzles in ten minutes, when it's supposed to take a bit of time and head scratching.

[–]centersolace 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yeah, these puzzle boxes are usually intended to be solved over a couple weeks or months if ever.

[–]Pixel_Knight 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Now, I am no puzzle box, aficionado, but I have watched a few videos of them, and this actually seems like a common solution to a next step.

I am assuming that his father actually likes puzzle boxes, so I am betting he is familiar with this trick.

The leg thing was actually the first thing I though of, but only because he pointed them out in the initial part of the video, so they would have been a lot more inconspicuous to me if he hadn't.

[–]DeadlyPear 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Now, I am no puzzle box, aficionado, but I have watched a few videos of them, and this actually seems like a common solution to a next step.

Yeah, with puzzles like theses it good to pay attention to any odd detail. The drawer when pulled out had a slot in the back, so naturally you'd investigate that since that slot wouldn't be the way the drawer was held in(that was the leg) and notice the mechanism in the back.

[–]HawkinsT 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'd be worried about breaking the box when trying things like this, e.g. snapping a leg off.

[–]Truffles326 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah seriously,. Jamming things in upside down and backwards on a non-puzzle box is how you get them stuck but I will admit I've seen it many times before so it's a common gimmick(meaning common thing to try to do).

[–]seishi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you looked in the drawer you could see that switch, and also notice the notch that was missing from the original tray. I'd probably just stick my hand in there and push the thing before figuring out the inverted drawer part.

[–]Nickoli1983 478 points479 points  (24 children)

I’m not sure I would ever get past step one.

[–]Ninjacobra5 629 points630 points  (8 children)

Yea, a week later I'd be like, "Look I really appreciate the gesture, but I hate it and I hate you and I broke it."

[–]Osiris32 190 points191 points  (6 children)

"And you're adopted."

[–]erremermberderrnit 50 points51 points  (3 children)

"The new family is coming to pick you up this weekend"

[–]Johnappleseed4 7 points8 points  (1 child)

The old reddit switcharoo

[–]MoeTheGoon 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Hold my puzzle box, I'm goin in! ouch Heay! This doesn't go anywhere! What gives?

[–]1739183791382 41 points42 points  (10 children)

I think he should have made that one leg stand out from the others or give some kind of minor clue. I would not have thought trying to disassemble the box would be part of the steps. Still really cool though.

[–]Nothing_Impresses_Me 100 points101 points  (6 children)

Inconspicuous parts that come off is par for the course for puzzle box enthusiasts

[–]ArchCypher 25 points26 points  (5 children)

I might like to be one of these "puzzle box enthusiasts" that you speak of. How would I get into this sort of thing?

Edit: I would also like to add that you sound unimpressed.

[–]kermityfrog 90 points91 points  (3 children)

First you want to start with something basic and ordinary that everyone probably has lying around, or can be bought cheaply, like a small cardboard gift box with a lid.

Secondly, you want to be able to make a small modification in the box, like cutting a small hole in it.

Thirdly, you want to try something a little more complex, but not too hard, like sticking your dick in the hole.

[–]josh8010 14 points15 points  (0 children)

r/puzzlebox would be a good place to start.

[–]CatAstrophy11 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Agreed. I don't like the idea of doing something that looks like it might take apart the hard work, especially as a first step. I appreciate the hard work and smarts in the rest of the video but I've immediately disregarded it as a well designed puzzle (the box itself and the internals are designed well).

I've done like 30 escape rooms and opened like 20 of these kinds of boxes. Don't encourage people to take things apart unless you explicitly tell them to (at least via clues).

[–]Laustreddit 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I couldn’t even finish the video!

[–]last-Leviathan 232 points233 points  (37 children)

[–]seishi 16 points17 points  (17 children)

The Witness is another good "I want to feel stupid" game.

Talos Principle is a bit more accessible

[–]iams3b 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Damm for real?! Shits on sale in ps4 for $10. I love escape rooms and "try everything you can think of until something happens" type shit, would you recommend the witness?

[–]EricThePooh[🍰] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Just so you don't get the wrong impression, The Witness is basically all line puzzles, but it's done in an incredibly engaging way. There are a lot more layers in the puzzles than it lets on as they contribute to larger puzzles in exploring and unlocking the island. The Witness was definitely one of my favorite games the year it came out.

[–]Niklink 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Witness holds a lot of similarities to the 'escape the room' genre but taken to the extreme. Although mainly you'll be just completing very similar-looking puzzle panels, understanding how to conquer them often requires paying attention to everything around you. It's like an entire island crammed with stuff like the puzzle box in this video. Plus some of the shit you have to figure out to get 100% is absolutely insane.

[–]whales-are-assholes 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Talos Principle can get absolutely fucking wrecked. I beat the fucking game hoping for that gorgeous fucking Platinum, only to find out you had to complete the DLC, too. I burnt myself out, but I think I might try get back into it in, say... A thousand years.

[–]wolfej4 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I really love the concept of the puzzle games. I have a Vive so I play some of the escape rooms too but I'm too stupid to figure any of them out so they just sit there installed. Laughing at me.

[–]Nomen_Heroum 73 points74 points  (10 children)

Yeah, I totally got The Room vibes from this too! Minus the Lovecraftian horror, that is.

[–]Zanderthaw 87 points88 points  (6 children)

Oh hi Mark!

[–]kartuli78 28 points29 points  (3 children)

You’re tearing me apart!

[–]screen317 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I DID NAWT HIT HER

[–]tekunalogy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I DID NAWT

[–]The_Nipple_Tickler 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You're tearing me apart!

Said the puzzle box to OP's frustrated dad

[–]Mainsil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Definitely seemed like something akin to the puzzles in the room & sequels.

[–]73muck 168 points169 points  (7 children)

I would like to know if his dad got into the box or just fucked around with it for months on end.

[–]SemiliterateShithead 152 points153 points  (1 child)

You really think he would build this thing that prolly took close to 100 hours if he thinks his dad wasnt gonna enjoy it and do it? Dad prolly introduced him to the #puzzlelyfe and they enjoy these together and the son built this as a lifetime achievement puzzle.

[–]Parlorshark 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I dunno, someone above suggested that OP was adopted.

[–]_aidan 302 points303 points  (32 children)

Those batteries are totally going to expire and make it impossible to open that box in just a few years...

[–]EnigmaNL 294 points295 points  (12 children)

That's why you make a copy of the key.

[–]superpencil121 79 points80 points  (3 children)

Hahahaha. I was totally imaginging him having to take the box away and secretly solve it when the batteries got low. That makes so much sense

[–]ravinghumanist 17 points18 points  (6 children)

I'd have had a usb charging port. :-)

[–]awhaling 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That’s more sneaky, I like it

[–]redditRiXtidder 69 points70 points  (3 children)

So ideally the first puzzle of such an awesome puzzle box must be a mechanical one. The result would be an opening to plug a power supply in.
Else you rely on a battery that would be dead after the 2 years it will take me to solve the first puzzle.

[–]jawatdan 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Yeah, or you make a spare key

[–]Johnappleseed4 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That takes the fun out of it though

[–]keylax 39 points40 points  (2 children)

thats when the good'ol sledgehammer comes into play

[–]stonecoldjelly 13 points14 points  (0 children)

good'ol sledgy

[–]Nisas 10 points11 points  (0 children)

"My son tried to be clever, making me a confangled puzzle box, but there's never been a puzzle box yet that my good ol sledgehammer couldn't solve."

[–]hippiechicken 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Those and the rubber bands on the “3D printed latch” when he slid the drawer back in upside down.

[–]uberweb 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s Arduino controlled. So I’m guessing it would have some software that opens the key tray if battery is critical.

Or duplicate key.

[–]nootrino 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Make sure to include a fresh, unopened pack of batteries inside the box! Problem solved!

[–]ELFAHBEHT_SOOP 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There's probably a sneaky way to change the batteries. It looks like it's in one of those drawers. Maybe it opens?

[–]kousi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was kind of wondering if there was some sneaky charging mechanism either on the wire side, or maybe even wireless charging.

[–]CodingBlonde 82 points83 points  (14 children)

Guys, I feel like an idiot and am not properly following a step. When he takes out the magnetic A board to place over the letters, it reveals 7 (I think) sets of 4 letters. How exactly are those used for the next step? I understand they go with the wheel, but is it that you make two letters be gears and look at the pin output? Can someone EIL5 for me?

I love puzzles and have escaped rooms in time, but I feel so dumb for not being able to follow the actual explanation...

[–]friendofsmellytapir 61 points62 points  (4 children)

I have been trying to figure this out too. I found this video which explains the idea I think, but then I paused the video to make sure I had all the gears in the correct order, wrote out the cypher and tried to solve it and all I get is gibberish. It is really bothering me that I can't figure it out, I have no idea how you end up with five letters at the end of that message.

Using the every other gear method from the video I linked, I get JLZY SQRI JPQY DQQI PDXK SBGM AXDG. I tried just the first gear instead, same gibberish, second gear only, gibberish, second then first, same. I even tried using only the first gear then using that with the second gear.

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THOSE SEVEN SETS OF FOUR LETTERS COULD EVER BE CYPHERED INTO FIVE LETTERS!

EDIT: I FIGURED IT OUT!!!!

I looked at his web based cypher and unlocked the code! It says "MAGN ETCO MBIN ATIO NCOD EISH RJAS" or magnet combination is H R J A S

[–]Dis_Illusion 2 points3 points  (3 children)

So from the cipher, it looks like you enter the letter into the first gear, and choose the output gear depending on the position of the letter in each set of 4? OOFFGGXX becomes MGRAGZQN with the puzzle box setup.

[–]morthond 21 points22 points  (7 children)

This is also the point at which I lost track of what was going on. The DAD set up on the gears is used to decode the 7 groups of 4 letter in order to get 5 letters to plug into the next gear arrangement. But it's not obvious how.

Maybe the leftmost wheel is the input, the rightmost wheel the output, and when you decode the string of 28 characters (not thinking of them in terms of 7 groups of 4) it spells out the numbers in English? But then that wouldn't make sense for the next decoding part because that sequence spelled out in English is way longer than 28 characters.

[–]Jkbull7 7 points8 points  (4 children)

I believe for every 1 letter you put into wheel one, he said use the two letter from the next two wheels. I don't recall how many letter of input you have, but I believe he said to use the others like that.

[–]morthond 3 points4 points  (3 children)

That's what he said about the second arrangement of gears, when you're plugging the 5 numbers in.

[–]AB0MB 47 points48 points  (1 child)

holy shit mind blow on how you built this

[–]shutitmate 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Anyone ever play The Room (iOS, Android). This is so similar and really fun to solve. There are three versions so far and well worth the price

[–]Nomen_Heroum 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Remastered versions of the first two also exist for desktop, they're on Steam.

[–]Naticus105 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, love all three of them. Have played through them many many times now and for the same kind of vibe here too. Great, now I need to play them all before bed, thanks.

[–]fuckingkaeleb 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I hope my dad's ok with a pair of sweatpants.

[–]xvzh 121 points122 points  (6 children)

This is really, really amazing. Can't imagine how long it must have taken Ryan to build the box and to engineer each puzzle. Truly, a wonderful gift!

[–]mightbedylan 64 points65 points  (6 children)

Holy heck, this is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. I've always loved puzzle games, wood puzzles, etc and lately I've been wanting to design puzzles, got any tips?!

[–]Namelock 5 points6 points  (0 children)

A lot of it you'll learn as you go, hence his 3D printed ejector thingy. I'd say read through his documentation for a better understanding of how he did it.

Just remember to keep it simple enough. There's a difference between challenging and something only you can solve.

[–]banedeath 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The mechanics or the designs?

[–]celerym 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Make it sledge hammer resistant

[–]KoalaCool 36 points37 points  (3 children)

I read this as custom built "pizza box" and thought, "oh I've got to see this one..."

[–]bonerball 8 points9 points  (0 children)

And it just so happens, that there is a code in a lock box in South Africa. Once that card is found there is an arrow pointing up. Which of course means the attic of my sisters husbands house in Montreal. In this attic behind some drywall you can of course find a small whistle with one note to be played. This note just so happens to be in Classical Gas. Which just so happens to be the musical key which opens the box to reveal.......absolutely nothing.

[–]Alan_Smithee_ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That's incredible. My dad would love this. When he was a bit younger and steadier, he did some amazing woodwork. The electronics wouldn't be his thing, but I've sent him the video to watch.

[–]Nfrizzle 24 points25 points  (0 children)

This Whitest Kids U Know video was all I could think of during this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XgwMFzM94EA

[–]Alacritous 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And that's when I killed him, your Honor.

[–]sangeen4455 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You did a great job, you are smart and did a great job! <3

[–]egus 4 points5 points  (1 child)

My dad would go grab tools and bits, step one would be getting into that panel.

[–]repost_inception 10 points11 points  (3 children)

"Happens"

[–]cacahuate_ 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That annoyed me like nothing else! Nothing on that box just "happens", he deliberately designed it that way!!

[–]andrewmaxedon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That really bothered me. The gears didn't "happen to" be there. The drawers didn't "happen to" open.

[–]red1392 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is incredible but he should put something in the fucking box!

[–]JimmyMack_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't get how the codes work. How would you get 5 pairs from that?

[–]VCpro 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow

[–]Jimmy-pancakes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Really cool! You are a creative son. How long did it take your father to get it open?

[–]don_ramon_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And it just so happens. that video was brutal.

[–]PluckyCharm 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It’s like something out of The Room.

[–]ChudFuckingOne 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This might never get noticed, but I'm wondering if the batteries die is the box permanently locked?

[–]Smoddo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well sure you made your dad happy, it's an incredible gift, you've touched a few people as well, but have you considered how many dads might see this video, turn from their computer screen to look at their pack of economy socks with a far off stare?

[–]wwlink1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The kids at r/codzombies has this done in 2 minutes.

[–]odeeg 5 points6 points  (3 children)

From the voice that's clearly Fleb, a prodigious puzzler who has a youtube channel.

[–]lizardhat 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That's not Fleb, the channel is Ryan Calme

[–]FartingNora 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I had to scroll down way to far to learn this.

[–]LifeAfterHarambe 3 points4 points  (1 child)

What’s in the box?!

[–]Hipposapien 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And have you seen mother? I've been calling her for hours and she won't answer!

[–]Blanckman302 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I’d use a hammer 🔨

[–]counterfeit_coin 5 points6 points  (13 children)

FIREWOOD! only kidding. Is this puzzle complicated or complex? I can never remember the difference.

[–]Moeabyss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that's a really cool video thank you for sharing

[–]lifebolt 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Aliens will find this and be impressed!

[–]throw_this_away_-_-_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is it too late to adopt this guy?

[–]MycoBro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of those "the room" games

[–]brash 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is insanely impressive, I wouldn't even know where to start in designing something like this - much less solving it.

[–]NWBoomer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Quite a impressive piece of work. I would have never figured it out on my own, though.

[–]IamJAd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I need to go play The Room again.

[–]SureYouCanDG 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would just sit scratching my head with this box on my lap for hours till i finally crack and smash it to pieces like a robber trying to get in to a safe

[–]profsecretkeeper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Show me the box! What was in the box!? What was in the fucking box!?

[–]Koovies 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very fun. I bet these things are bananas expensive if you want to buy a complicated one.

[–]Panduhskee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was losing my mind when he was working on those screws by hand. One. Thread. At. A. Time.

[–]chetdagenie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Unless your father is Tony Stark he will be 298 years old still trying to figure out how to decode the first card

[–]iwasadeum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man, this stuff makes me realize how much of a simpleton I really am. I couldn't solve this box in a million years, let alone think up and create it. Incredible.

[–]MagicDeceiver 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would definitely pay for this genius box!