Hack a Box

Build a box that only you know how to open and is safe from hackers.

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Inspiration Video

Suggested Materials

  • batteries with connectors
    • (Batteries will vary depending on what type of buzzer or LED you are using, typically 9V for buzzers and 2 AA for LEDs)
  • alligator clips with wires
  • buzzer or LED light
  • shoe box or any box with a lid
  • aluminum foil
  • scissors
  • masking tape
  • paper
  • brass fasteners
  • paper clips (big and small)
  • binder clips
  • pipe cleaners
  • sticks or popsicle sticks
  • lever switch
  • HVAC foil tape

Difficulty Level


This design challenge may require complex motor skills, understanding of abstract concepts, or unusual materials to build.