Revisiting the Reverse Geocache Puzzle Box


A little over a year ago, we posted an amazing project from Mikal Hart - the Reverse Geocache Puzzle Box. Mikal's project was designed as a wedding present that his friends would have to go on an epic journey to unlock.

What started as just a simple wedding present (well, not that simple!) turned into something much more. As more and more people found out about Mikal's project and the happy couple's journey to uncover the puzzle's secret, the story began to have an almost cult following of people interested in the outcome!

Now, over a year after Mikal gave his friends the Reverse Geocache Puzzle Box, they have finally opened it and discovered its contents! Amazing! You can read the final installment of the saga here (or go here to start at the very beginning). Great work, Mikal!


Comments 9 comments

  • That’s great! I read the story some time back, checked it once or twice and then filed it away in my “wonder whatever happened to … ” folder. Great end to a great project.

  • Imagine taking this to an airport :D
    ‘Sir, can you open this box please?'
    'no'
    'Why not?'
    'It won’t let me'
    lol

    • That’s funny, but also a real drawback to a device like this. You can’t have users travel so far they would need to go by plane, because they probably would not be allowed to take the box with them. :(

  • I would have hacked it to open, and then I would take out the electronics.

    • See if I ever build a box for EITHER of you! lol
      But yeah, I’d probably do the same thing, haha.

  • I liked the idea soo much I decided to make my own reverse geocache!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AI-jZHKMBQ

  • I think what’s great about this project is that it combines some really clever engineering with the fantastic mystery of old wooden boxes, haha. I mean really, does it get any more intriguing? As a former steampunk artist, I have to respect the aesthetic.
    Lovin' it, awesome story too, don’t know why I hadn’t been following it

  • The Arduino board and the GPS module are the nicest present i expect to find in this box ;)


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