Yay! First post. Let me preface myself by stating that I have no intention of creating a 'car trap' that is used to smuggle anything illegal. I am simply fascinated by secret compartments, and was inspired by a recent WIRED article that discussed them (they're not illegal in Australia by the way - which is where I am ). I wouldn't mind using it to hide valuables in my car though when I park it in the city though!
I have limited experience with Arduino, but tend to take to new concepts fairly well.
The project I would like to build is a secret compartment in a car that can be operated by pressing a combination/sequence of -stock- buttons (i.e. defroster, power windows etc), which would then in turn activate a servo to lock/unlock the compartment.
I have identified a hollow space that would be perfect for the compartment (rear door coin tray that screws out, and leaves a big gap underneath). I'd love to design it in such a way so that I can unlock the mechanism with the stock key combo, then slide out the coin holder, which would uncover the compartment.
Any help anyone could give me would be incredibly appreciated!
Please let me know if there's any other info I can supply that will help with my query (e.g. photos, diagrams, the original article etc)