Impress your friends (or set them up for a TSA-sponsored beat down) with this impressive suitcase hacking trick. You’ll need a Bic pen and a few moments to watch this instructional video.
For those of you behind a YouTube unfriendly firewall, the basis of the trick is this: you use a pen or other pointed object to press inwards on the zipper of a suitcase. The pressure causes the teeth of the zipper to separate. Because zippers are essentially self healing, you can then reseal the bag by simply pulling the pull tab and closing the zipper back up.
Have an equally clever trick to share? Let’s hear about it in the comments.
Break Into and Reseal a Locked Suitcase [YouTube]
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 Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 06/10/11