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Build a Batman-Style Hidden Bust Switch

In the original Batman series (and in countless spoofs and homages to it down the road) there was a bust of Shakespeare that concealed a button that opened up the Batcave. Join the secret-keeping super hero club by building your own secret bust switch.

Instructables user TheNewHobbyist shares a detailed guide to turning a resin replica bust (in this case he used one of Beethoven) with a remote control switch inside. The finished product toggles the lights on and off in his home office/man cave. Because the switch is battery powered and connected to a wireless relay he can move the bust wherever he wants and it will still trigger the remote switch. This also means there are no wires dangling out of the bust to give away the location of the secret switch. Hit up the link below for additional photos and instructions.

Wireless Switch or Bust [Instructables via Unpluggd]

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 02/16/11

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