Intro: 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 !
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 !
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) ...
- Mouse Case
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 !