Introduction: Trick Your Friends With Their Flip Video Camera!

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For the April Fools day contest, but you can do this anytime.

This Instructable will easily freak out your friends (maybe), and they'll wonder how you got that note in there.

So, if you want to do this, let's get to work! :-)

Step 1: Materials.

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  • Your friend/ cousin/ relative/ ANYBODY'S Flip Video Camera, or any from Pure Digital Technologies that are like this.
  • Screwdriver.
  • Paper.

Step 2: Open Up the Camera.

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Pull off the 4 rubber thingies, and then remove the screws.

Once you get the screws out, open up the camera.

Try not to get that battery holder undone, it gets really annoying.

Step 3: Paper/ Cutting Time.

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Write down your note.

Put it up to the camera.

It obviously is too big, right?

So it's time for cutting.

Put the paper up to the screen, and trace how big the screen is.
Then, cut.

Then, write a note.
Put it in.

Move on to the next step.

Step 4: Finishing Up.

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Once you have your paper in place, put the top back on.
Don't forget any of the pieces to put back in, like the battery holder place.

Once you finish, screw everything back in, leave the camera, and wait for the look of your friend's face.

Have fun pranking!


Step 5: Bob.

Picture of Bob.

Throughout the Instructable, did you see Bob?

Here's what the whole finger looks like.

It used to be my WHOLE hand, but then my mom got mad.

Have fun pranking once again!



Dumchicken (author)2011-04-02

this ones mine :P

GoGreenGirls (author)2011-03-19

it a flip video camcorder and that one is REALLY old i have the flip hd TWo hour one

struckbyanarrow (author)2008-04-16

this is pretty sweet but alot of phones now have those special screws that you can never fricken get out you have to step on the phone....... btw thx 4 teachin me 2 write rly small hi

hintss (author)struckbyanarrow2010-07-04

they're torx and tamperproof torx

Derin (author)struckbyanarrow2008-06-15

how do you write that small

Notbob (author)struckbyanarrow2008-06-01

you can get the special heads at radio shack.

schoonovermr (author)2009-12-14

where did you get the instructables sticker?

Warlrosity (author)2009-08-21

Could you please do an Inasuractable on bob?

watermelonhead (author)2009-01-04

hahaha we're so imma ture XD hahaha HOHOHO HEEEEHEHEHEE

Derin (author)watermelonhead2009-07-06

Comma Comma Pipe Comma type the characters named in notepad

Derin (author)2009-06-14

This is my new flip phone's picture:

Derin (author)Derin2009-06-14
oops i meant
shveet (author)2009-02-18

haha hi bob

dkfa (author)2008-11-29

Will this work with the newer ver.? becuse this is like the oldest one.

GorillazMiko (author)dkfa2008-11-29

Probably. The Mino? Just open it up; don't lose or mess anything up, and just put the picture there.

TheDeadChemist (author)2008-11-16

I did not know you were a numismatist.... Small world.... Fave coin???

Probably wheat pennies.

Lithium Rain (author)2008-11-04

Hey, GM, I know this is random, but I really like the design you drew on your finger-could you draw a similar one on paper and upload it and give me the link? I want to put it as the background on my computer and maybe my mp3 player. It's cool, and kinda relaxing to look at.

LOL get ready...

Cool-thanks! :)

I can't find it. I drew it on a WHOLE piece of paper. Letter sized. It was INSANITY!!!!!! But now it's gone. ): I scanned it and uploaded to Photobucket, but deleted it on accident before. NOOOOOOOOOO!! If I find it, I'll upload it for you.

:'( Thanks...look hard!

noahh (author)2008-09-01

everyone keep in mind that these are not actually PHONES but video cameras.

Flumpkins (author)2008-07-21

I found bob. 1st and second photos on the second row of photos

Flumpkins (author)2008-07-20

I found bob

iman (author)2008-04-05

sweet we beat gorillazmiko to comment lol :)

GorillazMiko (author)iman2008-04-05

It's my Instructable...

iman (author)GorillazMiko2008-04-05

I know I was joking that is the only place you dont comment first lol :)

Derin (author)iman2008-06-17

no i saw a few with gorillaz being beaten on commenting

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)2008-04-05

I'm...uh...going to go...hide my flip now...

...Don't even try.

Derin (author)GorillazMiko2008-06-17


marc92 (author)2008-04-06

Nice! Voted!

nf119 (author)2008-04-05

bob looks unhealthy, i hope he's not around all the time

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-04-05

Nice! It would be cool if you could hack it to randomly show that while they are taking a video

Brennn10 (author)2008-04-05

Sweet! I don't have a flip, but this looks pretty funny. +1 and vote

joejoerowley (author)2008-04-05

Nice! Voted 1 ! Never mind you don't like my "!" points. I didn't vote! JK! I did vote!

Gjdj3 (author)2008-04-05

Haha. Very nice.

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