Musical Mouse Prank





Introduction: Musical Mouse Prank

First off all thank you for your time with my instructable and im happy u where interested in it !

In this project we will take a simple mouse and pimp it out to be a mouse that really is annoying for the user in the worst way ... but we will get there pretty soon.. to make things easy and funnier iv put up a video in case the instructable isn't complete enough for your taste you can also view the video !

Thanks !
Happy Mouse Hacking & Enjoy !

Step 1: Take the Mouse a Part

Ok, so you have your mouse let's get 2 biz...

Take the mouse a part remove all the screws in my case the mouse only had one screw under it near the back, some models hide the screw with a small sticker in that case remove all the stickers or look for hidden possible screw holes and open it up .

Watch the images for a better understanding of the process.

Step 2: Musical Key Chain

Now were gonna need a small but loud musical key chain witch can be found pretty much anywhere and as cheap as $1 if not less.

Now this particular one im using has a push button and 2 red LED's and a cute little "i love you" sound when pressed witch makes it perfect for our project/prank !

First we need to open it up gently not to brake the valuble gadgets inside , see more in the images below.

Step 3: Take the Key Chain Apart !

Like shown

Gently cut the toy open,
Make sure not to cut or harm any parts inside or cut the little wired that power the LED's,
Inside you will find a little Box with a button + wire + leds

Open The Box using a knife or small screw driver, exposing the circuit board .
We only need the stuff inside the little white box we may throw the case away !

Step 4: Make Room for New Parts


In my case i had to make some room for my new parts and had to remove the scroll-wheel , this may not be a general issue but my mouse is really small designed for notebooks...

BTW, i unplugged the mouse's cable for better access to the mouse's circuit board..

Step 5: Add-On the Mouse


It's time to apply our new parts to the mouse.

Take the key-chains circuit board and place it right over the mouse's left click because it's used more often than the right click but u may use whatever u feel would be funny`er !

Make sure the push button is right where the mouse's click touches down.

I decided to use specific glue for plastic and electric parts, but pretty much any good strong glue will do just fine.

For a really awesome effect iv noticed that the toy's LED's increase intensity as the "I LOVE YOU" sound is played so i glued them where the mouse's normal laser is to give it a freaky effect when it's activated like the mouse would be talking to you :) !

Step 6: Testing & Puting It It All Back Together !


Test it to make sure everything works and then put everything back togheter (I hope u didn't lose that screw we removed at the beginning) ...

Remember :
- Mouse Case
- Cable
- Screw

Make sure that everything is set up really nice and neat not to raise any doubt about the mouse's well being just by looking at it !

~you might have a few issues fitting everything right it took me a lil to master the order but eventually i got it right~

Step 7: DONE !

After all that work you have a mouse that almost works , with an extra feature !

Watch the video for the final effect !

Im really happy if you came this far and read and enjoyed making or reading this as much as i did !

Thank you for your time , a rating would be really appreciated !

Happy pranking since the 1st of April's coming up !



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    17 Discussions

    I don't like you showing a picture of you cutting off a dog's head.


    lol i love this prank! my cousin is going to freak when she checks her e-mail!

    Do not use this on a friends mouse unless you plan to buy them a new one. I suggest finding an old unused mouse doing the trick to it (which can be done much better and if I get around to it I will do a redo). If they already have a mouse simply hide theirs and say they can borrow one of theirs, have your laugh and give them back their mouse because this pretty much kills the mouse.

    hehe...nice. i have a mouse that i got for 50c at a garage sale. the only thing is, it doesn't have a laser and it doesn't have a scrollwheel. but it's transparent, so i could use the leds to make it light up. but does it need a scrollwheel?

    Also, if they're running linux, type this: "cat /dev/mouse >> /dev/dsp" Or this: "cat /dev/urandom >> /dev/mouse"

    ROFL! I loved the reaction you made with your hand like you were annoyed, it was really amusing! Great job!

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