12.14.2007

Secret hollow book


This has nearly nothing to do with the house, but I wanted to share my secret hollow book. I made it as an enclosure for my Make Controller (a microcontroller board that can serve as the brains and input/output for robots and other fun creations). I was inspired to do it by Bre Pettis's Make Weekend Project video.

6 comments:

Jim said...

When I was a freshman in high school just a few years ago, I had a similar project. I found the largest, thickest book I could and carefully gutted it with an Xacto knife. As I recall, the mission was to smuggle firecrackers somewhere for some forgotten reason. I survived.
Jim

todd said...

JP -- I have made my own. When my older cousin got married in 1985, her (Christian) fiance saw the book "To Be a Jew" on her bookshelf, and opened it up to see what it meant to be a Jew. A couple sleeves of condoms fell out. I have the same book, and that is the one I desecrated for the project. Good fun. Thanks for the idea. (I do not have condoms in mine. I was thinking it would be a great place for a small flask of Manischewitz.)

JohnPark said...

You're onto something awesome, Todd. Would you please come up with a list of the top five fun pairings of hollow book titles and their secret contents?

todd said...

Sorry -- I am new to this whole converse-by-blog thing, and I forgot to check for follow-up until today. Here is my list of five:

The Credit Economy: Borrow to Earn, holding $10,000 cash
The Art of Self Defense, holding a handgun
Paradise Lost, holding pictures of naked ex-girlfriends
WTF: IMing for the Newbie, holding a pad of paper and a pen

and finally...
Understanding Maya, holding Cliff's notes to Angelou's poems

todd said...

Oh, yeah. And Happy Birthday.

JohnPark said...

Nicely done. And, no, you're right, blog comments are not a very good place for carrying on conversation.