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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/22/12

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