Scary Putin guards your stash

If anyone tries to take anything from this coin bank they’re going to have to brave the creepy looks that [Vladimir Putin] gives them. That’s because [Overflo] rigged up the wall hanging to react when you approach it. It’s all in the eyes, which open and turn red based on your proximity to the picture frame.

The frame itself is the ugliest thing [Overflo] could find at Ikea. He spray painted it gold and added an image of [Putin] with a zany background. At rest [Vlad] has his eyes closed. But the lids are connected to a servo motor to pull against the spring that keeps them shut. An infrared proximity sensor is used to trigger the eyelids when you get relatively close, but if you reach out your hand it will even light up the red LEDs hidden in the pupils of the eyes. See a demonstration of the setup in the video after the break.

25 thoughts on “Scary Putin guards your stash

      1. Possibly — but CNN isn’t the only source of news on how much of an ***hole putin is. The guy’s as crooked as a dog’s back leg.

    1. …day 5: I should never have written that post. Yhe russ special police force are nearly done breaking through to my apartment. I don’t know how long I wil……………

    1. Not -this vertical camera BS BS again.
      Crappy comment.

      Does it really matter if the vid is horizontal or vertical? The point of the article is the HACK, not his video editing skills. Please come back when you can comment on the actual project and not criticize the video.

  1. ohai

    i will add some more pics and videos to the wiki page in the coming days.
    i also think that the video sucks..
    but there are other things to do.. always.


    1. “hack”


      Cut with rough or heavy blows.
      Ride a horse for pleasure or exercise.


      A rough cut, blow, or stroke.
      A writer or journalist producing dull, unoriginal work: “a hack scriptwriter”.
      A board on which a hawk’s meat is laid.

  2. LoL The comments here are almost 44% putin and 44% vertical video syndrome. I guess proximity sensors are really underrated.

  3. heheh.. this is almost as funny as all the t-shirts and signs with Put In Bin…
    Apparently there were a few Putkins on Halloween as well.

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