April Fools Keyboard





Introduction: April Fools Keyboard

If your office workplace is like mine, you have a bunch of extra computer accessories, including keyboards. And if you work for a large company, all of thosekeyboardsare most likely identical.
Working for that big corporation is going to pay off on April 1st!!!

Step 1: What You Will Need

3 keyboards of the same make and model

We will need the letters that spell APRIL FOOLS

Letter opener

A carefully chosen victim

Plan of attack

Any number of accomplices you deem necessary

Step 2: Keyboard Mod

- Pop the required key caps off the extra keyboards

Popping the key caps off is not a step that needs explaining, right?
Note: if you do need instructions on how to pop the key caps off, stop reading now and go buy a whoopee cushion or something.

- Replace the row of letters with your borrowed key caps, spelling out our message

As you can see in this photo, the top row of letters has been altered.

The keyboard mod is the easy part.

Step 3: Know Your Victim

The trick to pulling this off is to know your victim'.

- Choose the right victim. A good person is someone who:

1. Has a sense of humor
2. Is not in the middle of a huge project that will make or break his/her career and with any small distraction, comes disaster.
3. Can be distracted for the amount of time it will take to replace their keyboard.
4. Looks at keyboard while typing.
This joke works best with people that "Peck and look at the keys while typing"

Step 4: Plan Your Attack

Planning your attack is up to you but speaking from experience, it is always a good idea to have a few accomplices.

Not only are accomplices helpful, but always make practical jokes more fun!!

The more the merrier!

Last year I actually was able to get 3 different people though out the day with this keyboard. It was great fun.

One of the things that make this joke great is that it has all the attributes of a great practical joke and does not hurt anyone or anything ( the keyboards can be reassembled) as a result.

This is important to keep in mind when playing practical jokes anatomy of the year.

If your joke lacks character, then it won't be funny.



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    Can't you just take 1 keyboard, pop out all the letters, and put then back in randomly?

    We once had a keyboard at school that was entirely made up of the letter Q. All of the other keyboards in the lab had a random letter where Q should have been

    When I went to a tech school, one of the instructors took another instructors keyboard, popped all of the letters off, placed them back randomly, then remapped the keyboard to recognize the new placement of the keys. This is good for those that Don't need to look at the keyboard to type.

    I remapped my brothers laptop so that when he presed the space bar it typed out a rude word.

    oo thats an instructable: how to remap a keyboard

    that's AWESOME. I so wanna try that @ my school. Sounds like its own prank/entry.