Apple Engineer Makes HomePod Box ‘Glitter Bomb’ Trap to Fight Package Thieves [VIDEO]

If there’s one video to watch right now, it’s former NASA engineer and current Apple engineer Mark Rober’s incredible ‘glitter bomb’ trap, built to fight Amazon package thieves. Rober is popular on YouTube with his various science-related viral videos.

Homepod glitter bomb

Rober’s brilliant trap utilizes an Apple HomePod box to house four smartphones to record video of Amazon package thieves (the horrible people who take packages left on people’s doorsteps). The HomePod box is the perfect bait.

The best part of the trap is it beautifully scatters a cup of glitter on would-be thieves, along with fart spray (5 sprays every 30 seconds). The entire package is tracked via GPS and Rober posted hilarious footage of the incredibly complex and ingenious trap on his YouTube channel.

Check it out below—the video is pure gold (and surpassed over 4.8 million views after being uploaded yesterday):

YouTube video

If Rober looks and sounds familiar, that’s because earlier this summer, it was reported he was working with Apple to create virtual reality applications onboard the iPhone maker’s apparent self-driving vehicles project, according to Variety. Rober’s name can be found on some of Apple’s VR patent applications. His LinkedIn says he is a “Product Design Engineer” for an unnamed company in the San Francisco Bay area.

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