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Step 8: Results

Late one night I went into the office and carefully chose 3 keyboards to terrorize and an hour later I was done. The following day the first person got the music playing right away, since he always uses caps instead of shift. He was baffled for a couple of hours, muting the sound on his computer and still wondering why it was making noise. Eventually he turned over the keyboard to find my note, and got a good laugh out of it. Strangely enough, he didn’t want me to remove it.

The second victim found it sometime after lunch. I wandered by, acting as innocent as I could, and suggesting “Try turning your sound off” then asking “Did you install anything today? Could it be a virus?” She started getting a bit concerned and I couldn’t hold a straight face any longer and ended up giving away my guilt.

The last guy never uses caps, so after waiting 2 weeks for it to happen and I had to coerce him to press the key.

I still have 5 more units setup and ready to go, I just have to find more victims…

Video
Somebody took my instructions and made a video out of it. Here it is:
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/327832/great_keyboard_practical_joke_prank/
y not just use the scroll lock key as a switch to power a usb as a hidden usb that can be turned of using the keyboard and also off using a led dont put this on the site i will do it.
all in the key board
only another hidden usb hack lol
the first with an on off switch lol using a led and evan without the led part...
who thinks it would be nice
i would need somethink like more batterys if wireless if not wireless then i need a hub who knos how to make a hub for a wireless usb thingy
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i lol'd
Sames :P
Fantastic prank! Thanks!<br>My boss's keyboard has been playing the funky chicken song for the last year and a half.<br>He thinks it's a virus.
&nbsp;bwahahahaha! now everytime someone clicks caps they hear &quot; mother i come bearing a gift. its in my diaper and its not a toaster&quot;&nbsp;<br /><br />hilarious
my caps led flashes on start up too
then your victim will have to listen to, "he-... hey-.he-......hey now, your a ro-... hey now, your a rock st-... h-....... hey now, your a rockstar. get the show o-... XDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXD
another way to undo the prank:cut any of the controlling wires and make a switch at the bottom of the keyboard, then connect the ends of the cut wire to the switch, label the switch as "caps music" and give the victim an option to choose to either leave the music or to turn it off.
Cold Heat Is Rubbish i used it in a really exspensive project lol it didnt say on the box that it would fry everything! there goes a $70 circuit
Cold heats suck. Ok, good other then that.
cold heat went bankrupt . the coldheat glue guns nice
Is it, didn't want to purchase anything after that crappy soldering iron. :R
i think he did not want it removed so he would be forced to use the shift key... or else!
<h1>Cool!</h1>
Hey man, thats the same drill i have. May be a bit slow but its got some torque on it ai?
Yeah, I love that drill! It was great for a "covert operation" like this.
Very nice prank. You've got my vote.<br/><br/>KipKay has plagiarized ideas before, so I'd find it no surprise if your claims were correct.<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://dansdata.blogsome.com/2007/05/30/talk-crap-for-money-its-easy/">Talk crap for money! It&acirc;&euro;&trade;s easy!</a><br/>
Dude, thats bogus. I really respected kipkay. makes me sad. Nice instructable!
For those thinking this is a copy of Kipkay's:<br/><br/>Look at the datestamp on Kipkay's and the datestamp on my original blog entry:<br/>(April 2006) <a rel="nofollow" href="http://blog.mozmonkey.com/2006/april_fools_hack/">http://blog.mozmonkey.com/2006/april_fools_hack/</a><br/>(December 2006) <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/327832/great_keyboard_practical_joke_prank/">http://www.metacafe.com/watch/327832/great_keyboard_practical_joke_prank/</a><br/><br/>Kipkay copied me. His video uses exactly the same instructions as my original, yet I did not get any credit.<br/>
This is one hundred percent copied from kipkays "Musical keyboard prank" DO NOT VOTE FOR HIM. On the other hand, vote for me :D But, if Kipkay's entered by now, just don't bother to vote for me, cuz he'll win :(
Look at the datestamp on Kipkay's and the datestamp on my original blog entry:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://blog.mozmonkey.com/2006/april_fools_hack/">http://blog.mozmonkey.com/2006/april_fools_hack/</a><br/><br/>Kipkay copied me. His video uses exactly the same instructions as my original, yet I did not get any credit.<br/>
Hahaha, awesome! This is like Kipkay's though.
Look at the datestamp on Kipkay's and the datestamp on my original blog entry:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://blog.mozmonkey.com/2006/april_fools_hack/">http://blog.mozmonkey.com/2006/april_fools_hack/</a><br/><br/>Kipkay copied me. His video uses exactly the same instructions as my original, yet I did not get any credit.<br/>