Break Into a Locked Suitcase Without a Trace [Geek Tricks]

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on June 10th, 2011

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 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 06/10/11
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