01/17: Door-Top Stash, Sean Michael Ragan (link)

01/17: Door-Top Stash, Sean Michael Ragan (link)

 

02/17: Plywood Secret Compartment, Yi Ting Ching (link)

02/17: Plywood Secret Compartment, Yi Ting Ching (link)

 

03/17: Easy Hidden Pocket, Instructables (link)

03/17: Easy Hidden Pocket, Instructables (link)

 

04/17: Dead Drop Device, Brian Dereu (link)

04/17: Dead Drop Device, Brian Dereu (link)

 

05/17: Single Book Safe, John Edgar Park (link)

05/17: Single Book Safe, John Edgar Park (link)

 

06/17: Stack-of-Books Safe, Matt Maranian (link)

06/17: Stack-of-Books Safe, Matt Maranian (link)

 

07/17: Junction Box Stash, Derek Diedricksen (link)

07/17: Junction Box Stash, Derek Diedricksen (link)

 

08/17: Secret Breakroom Beer Stash

08/17: Secret Breakroom Beer Stash

 

09/17: Secret Binder Bar

09/17: Secret Binder Bar

 

10/17: Secret Garage Door Remote, Sean Michael Ragan (link)

10/17: Secret Garage Door Remote, Sean Michael Ragan (link)

 

11/17: Hidden Phone Jack USB Storage, Instructables (link)

11/17: Hidden Phone Jack USB Storage, Instructables (link)

 

12/17: USBattery, Andrew Lewis (link)

12/17: USBattery, Andrew Lewis (link)

 

13/17: Secret Chessboard Compartment, Andrew Lewis (link)

13/17: Secret Chessboard Compartment, Andrew Lewis (link)

 

14/17: Secret Playroom Behind Armoire, Douglas Shepherd (link)

14/17: Secret Playroom Behind Armoire, Douglas Shepherd (link)

 

15/17: Secret Stairway, Creative Home Engineering (link)

15/17: Secret Stairway, Creative Home Engineering (link)

 

16/17: Concealed Exterior Door (link)

16/17: Concealed Exterior Door (link)

 

17/17: Secret Garage, Beausoleil Architects (link)

17/17: Secret Garage, Beausoleil Architects (link)

 

To celebrate the publication of my little stash project in MAKE Vol 34, I’ve rounded up a pseudorandom smattering of some of my favorite secret-hiding-place posts from our online archives. Some of these link to MAKE pages, some like to outside content, and some (in a few cases where outside links have died) don’t link anywhere, and are just included for inspiration. The sneaky state-of-the-art is always advancing—hopefully you’ll find something herein that drives you to new depths of deviousness!

Oh, and check out MAKE Vol 34. It’s full of awesome stuff, as always. Cheers!

MAKE Volume 34: Join the robot uprising! As MAKE’s Volume 34 makes clear, there’s never been a better time to delve into robotics, whether you’re a tinkerer or a more serious explorer. With the powerful tools and expertise now available, the next great leap in robot evolution is just as likely to come from your garage as a research lab. The current issue of MAKE will get you started. Explore robot prototyping systems, ride along with the inventors of the OpenROV submersible, and learn how you can 3D-print your own cutting-edge humanoid robot for half the price. Plus, build a coffee-can Arduino robot, a lip balm linear actuator, a smartphone servo controller, and much more

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