This Little 3-D Printed Robot Cracks Combination Locks in 30 Seconds | WIRED Video Description

The Combo Breaker goes even further, automating the process with zero skill or practice required from the user. But a Master Lock cracker willing to learn just one step in the process can also give the Combo Breaker a manual head start by merely turning a target lock’s rotor while tugging the shackle to find the first number that offers resistance and starting the robot at that position. Doing that, Kamkar says, enables his device to then crack a Master Lock combination in just 30 seconds. “Without doing any work, this can open the lock entirely automatically in 80 combinations,” Kamkar explains. “If you do that one little test first, it can crack the lock in eight combinations or less.”

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