By Karena Verbitsky
In this instructable, I will show you how to make a tissue box safe that can be unlocked by your iOS device. Trick your friends, family, or intruders with this hidden space.
Step 1: Materials
Kleenex box (1)
Cardboard (metal or wood for a heavy duty box)
Needed for lock system:
Solenoid lock (1)
Bluetooth LE breakout board (1)
Darlington transistor (1)
Red and green LEDs (1 of each)
220 ohm resistor (2)
12 V 1000+ mA power supply (1)
You may also need:
Hot glue gun
Exacto knife (if you use metal or wood saws may be required)
Step 2: Cut the Cardboard
-I used cardboard, but I would recommend lining the box with metal or wood so that it is more durable. To start off, use your exacto knife to cut the end of the box off.
-Then measure cardboard to fit all around the inside the box to make it stronger.
-Make three layers of cardboard for the bottom and four layers for the end you cut off.
-Make sure you cut the cardboard a little shorter in length than the box.
Step 3: Glue
-Again, this step will be a bit different if you use metal. I would recommend welding the seams. For cardboard, glue the layers together.
-Glue the cardboard in the box to line it.
-Then glue the top layer of cardboard a bit lower than the top to store a few Kleenex in it.
Step 4: Hook Up the Arduino and Breadboard
Follow the steps from this DIY if you want your box to lock.
Step 5: Connecting the Lock to the Box
1- cut a hole for the lock
2- tape or glue the lock to the cut off end.
3- poke hole in side to fit power chord for Arduino
4- use tape as a hinge or get a hinge for the top or side of the opening.
5- slide all the electronics into the box
Step 6: Using the Lock
You are now able to control the lock from your phone! You can now keep your valuables safe in your locked secret tissue box!