Fear Factor – Random Item Box

Posted: August 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

We were doing the Fear Factor series a while back.   During part of it, we built a box which had the following design:

The back and sides were blacked out.  The top was blacked out, with a single hole for the kids hand.  There was even cloth in the hand hole, so they couldn’t see into the box.   The front of the box was just plexi-glass.   So the kids in the audience could see what was in the box (random toys.  Just about anything with a texture).  But the kids sticking their hand in the box couldn’t see anything.  It was just their touch (and fear) they were dealing with.  Of course, we had a few worms, crickets, and maybe some night-crawlers.  Had a Saturday night run to the local bait shop.  It was great watching the older boys freak out when they had to put their hand in the box.

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We didn’t have an aquarium, but this would have been a great starting place to build this project.  Marina LED Aquarium Kit, 10 gallon

I made a basic box.  Put wood on all sides (except the front).  Cut a hold in the top.  Added the cloth around the inside of the hole.  Then I cut an old piece of plexi (from an old-drum cage).  I had a ton of problems getting the plexi to screw into the wood.  I pre-drilled the holes, and even countersinked them.  But the plexi still split and cracked.  Very frustrating.

You can order plexi here:

Online Plastic Supply Acrylic Plexiglass Sheet 1/4″ x 24″ x 36″ – Clear

You can also order counter-sink bits here:

IRWIN Metal Countersink Drill Bit Set, 5 Piece

If you build (or have built) a similar game, I would love to see it…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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