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Need a way to protect your wares from sneaky snoops? With some light soldering to a basic recording module, a small assortment of tools and components, some clothespin hacking (yes, seriously), and other parts you probably already have around the house, you can make your own Talking Booby Trap!

Like all ambushes, you arm and set this device, waiting for unsuspecting culprits to trip your trap. When they do, whatever you recorded on the module will be instantly shouted out, your voice-alarm telling the perp “Not so fast!” Attach and hide the device directly or tether the circuit with fishing line to a remote location. Watch the video below to see the trap thwart thieves in action.

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Nick Normal

Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!

  • Jacob Hanshaw

    Actually I’ve written an instructable on a much simpler way to do the same things. Albeit with perhaps some background music:

    Just use an old greeting card with sound (there’s record your own versions out there) and it’s done for you. No soldering required!