Blotto boXes?!? - can it be done? The Payphone Project: Blotto boXes?!? - can it be done?

By Phr34k on Saturday, October 17, 1998 - 04:37 pm:

    | THE BLOTTO BOX |__________

    Once you have installed your Blotto, there is no turning back. The fol-
    lowing are the instructions for construction and use of this Box. Please
    read and heed all warnings in the above section before you attempt to construct this Box.


    >-:->> A Honda portable generator or a main power outlet like in a
    stadium or some such place.

    >-:->> A Radio Shack cord set for 400 volts that splices a female plug
    into a fone line jack.

    >-:->> A voltage meter to attach to the Box itself.

    >-:->> A green base (i.e. one of the nice boxes about 3' by 4' that you
    see around in your neighborhood.) They are the main switch
    boards and would be a more effective line to start with. OR:
    A regular fone jack (not your own, and not in your area code!)

    >-:->> A soldering iron and much solder.

    >-:->> A remote control or long wooden pole.

    Now, you must have guessed the construction from that. If not, here goes,
    I will explain in detail. Take the Honda Portable Generator and all of the
    other listed equipment and go out and hunt for a green base. Make sure it is
    one on the ground or hanging at head level from a pole, not the huge ones at
    the top of telefone poles. Open it up with anything convenient, if you are
    two feeble than fuck don't try this. Take a look inside... you are hunting
    for color-coordinating lines of green and red. Now, take out your Radio Shack
    cord and rip the meter thing off. Replace it with the voltage meter about. A
    good level to set the voltage to is about 1000 volts. Now, attach the voltage
    meter to the cord and set the limit for one thousand. Plug the other end of
    the cord into the generator. Take the fone jack and splice the jack part
    off. Open it up and match the red and green wires with the other red and
    green wires.

    NOTE: If you just had the generator on and have done this in the correct
    order, you will be a crispy critter. Keep the generator off until you
    plan to start it up. Now, solder those lines together carefully. Wrap
    duct tape or insulation tape around all of the wires. Now, place the
    remote control right on to the start-up of the generator. If you have
    the long pole, make sure it is very long and stand back as far away as
    you can get and reach the pole over.

    NOTICE: If you are going right along with this without reading the file
    first, you still realize now that your area code is about to become
    null! Then, getting back, switch the pole/remote control and run for
    your damn life. Anywhere, just get away from it. It will be genera-
    ting so much electricity that if you stand to close you will kill
    yourself. The generator will smoke, etc. but will not stop. You are
    now killing your area code, because all of that energy is spreading
    through all of the fone lines around you in every direction.

    Have a nice day!

    --*-=> The Blotto Box: Aftermath <=-*--

    Well, that is the plans for the most devastating and ultimately deadly
    Box ever created. My hat goes off to: King Blotto (for the original idea),
    Captain Xerox (for the suggestion about stadiums), and Modern ___ (for
    the fact I was on his BBS when I thought of it.

By Fuzzylumpkins on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 - 11:31 am:

    Wouldn't allg that electricity shooting through the phone lines cause all the phones in that area to crisp and possible cause a fire. Phone lines are just so thin; not able to take 400 volt surges in the weakest areas.

By The Last Laugh on Saturday, September 9, 2000 - 06:22 pm:

    I've tried making one. Failed miserably. Don't even bother.

By Simpl3x on Tuesday, September 19, 2000 - 05:26 am:

    Sure they work.. if you do it right :)
    I knew a guy here in Sydney who was going to make one.. never got around to it though unfortunately, would of heard about it otherwise :P

By Ihavenohandle on Friday, April 20, 2001 - 11:21 am:

    Its just like a giant tazer. and my god The Last
    Laungh you must have a dick the size of a buss.
    id never evean try it

By PJBurgundy on Saturday, November 3, 2001 - 04:53 pm:

    Where do redboxes still work?

    I know phones they work on are diminishing... Thank god for COCOTs eh...

    In many places you could reroot through a longdistance carrier, but I'm finding that doesn't really work these days...

By Kyno on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 07:29 pm:

    Redboxes still work in Mexico particularly around the desert regions where no one ever goes.

    If you want to make a lot of overseas calls it could be worth while taking a trip down Mexico way with the redbox on a greyhound bus.

    It is even cheaper if you want to send a lot of fax material - this could be a good business idea for selling to hick towns at cut rates.

By __THATKID__ on Friday, April 2, 2004 - 07:48 am:


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