Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2020


Mechanical Engineering Technology

Committee Chair

Dr. Craig Johnson

Second Committee Member

Professor Roger Beardsley

Third Committee Member

Professor Charles Pringle


How can people hide devices in their homes without being obvious with its location? People use safes to hide devices but intruders will know immediately that’s where things are held. It’s a common issue that people are having their safes stolen or broken into. To answer this question, a device was created to conceal devices in plain sight without being noticed. It’s common to have a coffee table in ones living room. Combining the problem with this knowledge, a discrete concealed device table was created. The table looks normal to the naked eye, meaning one cannot tell that the table opens. Inside the table are manufactured parts that hold different sized devices. The manufactured parts are engineered to lock and hold in place, but also have the ability for quick and easy access. The table has a lock located in the inside, one can open the table by sliding a magnetic key card over the locks location. Doing so the table will freely open, revealing one’s hidden devices. The device had a minimum force of 5 lbs and a minimum time of 5 seconds. The test revealed a force of 5 lbs and 7 seconds was required to open the tables top. This was due to having the devices being held on the inside of the tables lid. The second test is the force and time to remove a device from a holder. The requirement was under 10 lbs and 10 seconds. The force revealed was 8lbs and 5 seconds.