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The Tools to Take Part
Opening up an ad kiosk just takes the right tool. Companies like to use "tamper-resistant" screws on their ad kiosks. However, most tamper-resistant screws can be opened with tools that are inexpensive and surprisingly easy to find. Here are a few links to assemble your own ad hack toolbox.
To get started, a $15 kit covers the majority of the keys you are likely to come across. Equivalent kits can be found at any good hardware store.
Add a 4-way utility key, and you have access to even more kiosks.
For the more obscure screws used on some bus shelter ad kiosks, PublicAdCampaign sells custom tools and provides a handy map to show you which tools can be used in your city. Check #YeahWeGotKeysForThat on Instagram to see how others are using PublicAdCampaign's tools.
In some cities, you may come up against tri-groove screws. A little more difficult to find and more expensive, tri-groove bits are nonetheless available online.