This custom cookie box takes snacking security very seriously for those that lack self-control. If you want to break your diet with a cookie, you’ll need to convince someone to help you.
As you can see, you’ll need four hands to open the box (or one hammer and a dose of desperation).
Imgur user SneakySunny was inspired to build the box as a binge prevention device.
I have zero self-control when it comes to snacking and I often found myself on the couch, binge eating all the snacks that were in the house. I always wanted to try to build a physical thing, so I decided (together with my friend Gustav) to make a cookie box that can only be opened when you’re together with another person.
The box and the mechanism are made out of (glued) laser-cut acrylic, the lid is 3D printed and the hinges, knob and extension springs are off-the-shelf components, bought at local stores. The budget for a single box is around 30USD, if you’ve access to a 3D printer and a laser cutter.
Cookie Monster employs a similar method, though details on the process are classified:
(Image: USAF / PBS)