Built the Mystery box Trap, have a few mysterious parts left.

Sorta finished up assembly of the mystery box string shooter. Not impressed with the video. Hands were mostly in the way and could not often see just what parts were picked or how they were placed. Ended up with three extra small clear rounds and three small nylon bushings. Overall picture quality was hard to tell in a couple spots what was there. Three improvements next time:
1. different camera placement so that what is being assembled more visible than the hands doing the assembly and pause when setting aside an assembly or place it at least so that it can be seen
2. good clear stills that can be enlarged to see detail and part placement or
3. at least a line drawing with views showing screw types and placement as well as other part locations. I don't know if the three nylons and small acrylic rounds are extra or not. Can't tell from the video. Guess it's a mystery, but it does mechanically work.

Time to play with the thing now.....


  • Not impressed with the video.

    Totally agree here. Actually was checking around to see if anyone made any better guides. Daughter and I got way too frustrated at having to keep going back and taking things apart to get stuff to line up. It was like they removed the most the useful parts to shorten it up. Could not tell length or what they were grabbing though their hands ect.
  • frank freedmanfrank freedman Posts: 1,755
    edited 2020-11-08 - 09:51:45
    Here are four views of the one I built. And yes, there were a couple screws and spacers left over. Had to deal with a defective Laser Ping, but parallax made good on that no problems at all.
    The last picture of the series is my "Bob Pease memorial" style shot. The picture of his desk on line somewhere that makes this look immaculate. But the thing came very close to being Widlarized a couple of times.......
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