Trick Your Friends With Their Flip Video Camera!

About: I'm Mikey!

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.

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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!




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    38 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

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


    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

    3 replies

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

    1 reply

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

    Lithium Rain

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

    2 replies