How-To Geek

Hack an Old Book into a Secret Switch

This straight forward tutorial outlines how you can turn an old book into a secret switch–what the switch controls is only limited by your imagination.

The tutorial’s author, a renter, didn’t have the liberty to go punching holes in walls and turning his secret book switch into the trigger for a secret passage way. While his book switch simply turns on the lights in his wife’s office, you can easily adapt it to turn on/trigger anything you’ve got the skills to connect to the switch. Anyone have any suggestions for a good book to use for a party-mode trigger?

Hidden Bookshelf Light Switch [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/22/12

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