This instructable goes over how i set up a dead drop right in downtown san francisco, hopefully with these instructions you can do you own, anywhere.
Step 1: Concept
‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop is installed empty except a readme.txt file explaining the project.The term dead drop comes from an old spy term where some information would be passed from one person to another, usually party a would leave something for party b to pick up sometime later. This project takes that same concept and turns it into a peer to peer system where people can share all kinds of random files or ideas.
Step 2: Supplies
1 USB stick
Patching cement (get quick drying if possible)
Drill with masonry bit
USB extension Cable
Step 3: Dissasemble the USB Drive
Step 4: Wrap the Usb Drive
Step 5: Prepare Your Drop Point
Once the hole it made place the usb drive in to see if it fits.
Step 6: Cement the Drive
Step 7: Upload Files
The usb stick must contain these files:
Step 8: Take Pictures
Step 9: Submit Your Dead Drop and Maintenance
Lastly if you want you can do some maintenance, this would include checking for viruses or deleting files that are old, etc.
This dead drop contains a special prize for those who contact it.
Please post your own dead drops in the comments!