When it comes to realm of DIY, we have had our fair share of fascinating contrivances, be it a vertical chess board or even a backyard roller coaster. However, this time around things take a more technologically refined route. Instructables enthusiast ‘designforhire’ has ingeniously contrived an advanced kitchen pantry with a motorized hidden computer.
Supported by relatively simple means, our resourceful DIYer’s first task was to construct the pantry door. He did that by utilizing a pine studded frame, which was given a solid facade with a Masonite hardboard (fixed with glue and brads). The top half of the door was further modified with dry-erase panels and trims.
Then came the crucial electronic hack that it made it possible to integrate the computer mechanism with the pantry door. In this regard, the cut-out for the display and the keyboard (which slides out of the blank panel below) is both motorized, with the actual motor being salvaged out of a wireless drill. This motor is regulated from the two black switches located above the left hand side of the display.
Interestingly during normal circumstances, the sweet interactive set-up is hidden by a dry-erase calendar and a blank panel. And as a parting shot of ingenuity, the computer wired to this display and keyboard is actually located in the basement of the house. This certainly alludes to the Batman-esque essence of mystery and technology all inconspicuously kept secret beneath the facade of conventionality.
And, in case you want to play Kitchen Batman, do give a gander at the instructions and images in the Instructables link.