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have you ever had a great prank but no way to take a video without it being obvious?

this instructable will show you how to record a prank with the victim not seeing the camera

Step 1: Parts & Tools

parts

  1. an outlet (one that isn't installed
  2. an outlet cover
  3. a small thin phone (i used a blackberry)
  4. the protective casing for the inside of an outlet

tools

  1. a flat head screwdriver
  2. phillips screwdriver
  3. glue (or glue gun)
  4. heavy duty scissors

Step 2: Take the Outlet Apart

take out the screws in the corners

then pry the plastic part on top off

Step 3: Cut the Plastic Piece

cut off the plastic that is shown in the picture

Step 4: Glue the Bracket On

glue the metal piece on to the plastic that you cut off

Step 5: Glue the Buttons Back On

if your outlet had buttons glue them back in

Step 6: Cut Some More Plastic!

cut off three 3 in long 1 in wide and a one 1 1/2 piece of plastic from the outlet protector

  1. three 3 in by 1 in piece
  2. 1 1/2 in by 1 in piece
  3. 1 in by 1 in square
  4. two 3/4 in by 1/2 in

Step 7: Glue More Stuff!!

glue each of the three in long pieces onto the top and sides of the outlet cover (this will make it look like a bad installation)

then glue the two 3/4 in by 1/2 in pieces to the top of the bracket (on either sides of the screw)

Step 8: Drill a Hole

drill a hole in the middle of the 1 in by 1 in square (this will be how you hang it)

and glue it to the top of the two 3/4 in by 1/2 in pieces (make sure to also glue it to the plastic piece at the top)

Step 9: Bend It!

get the 1 1/2 in by 1 in piece and bend it to a right angle an inch down the piece

Step 10: Position and Glue

position the phone so its camera is behind a hole and put the bent piece so it holds it in the same place and it (the bent piece)

Step 11: Done!!

now put it on camera mode and hang it by the hole in the 1 in by 1 in piece

how do you keep the camera on so that it stays on I have a Samsung and the camera will eventually switch off
<p>There is a setting so it DOESN'T shut off. It tends to run the battery down quicker but it can be done.</p>
<p>I like the idea and the way you built it but isnt it illegal to film anyone without their permission? </p>
<p>Usualy it's only Illegal if you have a &quot;Reasonable expectation of Privacy&quot; Some Offices may call it workplace harasment though !</p>
G'day mate ? in the state of South Australia as long as you have a notice warning people you are filming them it's not illegal to notice could be as simple as smile your on camera
<p>Now I can catch my sister eating my candy. No one will notice an extra outlet righhhht?</p>
<p>Hahaha </p><p>If you hang it low enough probably</p>
<p>Lmao awesome Idea ! Another good reason to keep your old Smart Phone when you upgrade :D</p>
<p>thank you!</p>
<p>Just think. If everyone sees this, we'll never know if we're being watched. We have no more privacy! I'm totally voting! :D</p>
<p>ha ha :)</p><p>thank you!!</p>

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