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April Fools Speed Contest Winners Announced Answered

Instructables is happy to announce the prizewinners from the April Fools Speed Contest!

The entries for this contest made us laugh and giggle and hopefully some prankster will be inspired to try one of them out on a friend. Keep on being creative and surprising people where they least expect it to keep the world an interesting place, everybody.

Now, on with the winners!

Top Votes and Pageviews

The authors of these Instructables will each receive Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius: 28 Build-It Yourself Projects from ThinkGeek and an Instructables robot t-shirt.

Top Votes


!!GREAT COMPUTER PRANKS !! computer commands using notepad and command prompt
by dean-101

How to conduct a social experiment on webcam (or simply play a joke on your friends)
by sam noyoun


The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt.

Random Prize - For being lucky enough to have its name pulled out of a box, the author of this Instructable will receive Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius: 28 Build-It Yourself Projects from ThinkGeek and an Instructables robot t-shirt.

and the random winner is...
this aging Instructable.



10 years ago

How do we get the t-shirt? I've won prizes before, but I haven't got a message yet or anything. Oh, and sorry if it's just taking you guys a while. I know you're really busy with all the good work you guys do. I just wanted to see if there was something I was missing.

It takes a couple of days before you get a message.

okay. i thought that it would take a while. thanks.

I won the random prize and I want to know how to get it!

hey, i won the top votes prize and today they sent me an email (the email i created the account with) and they give me a link in it.

Patience young Jedi. Soon to come, the message will.


*sigh* now I have to go out a purchase that book.

Oh, BTW, in case you saw my entry, and that picture of the recorder unit I didn't use? The one from RS.....well, I came across one, while cleaning up today.....same box, same part number, it cost $12 more back 12 years ago, BUT is had it's own mic (not like this one I got recently, that used the speaker), and is actually hackable. I might see if I can get it working well and add a short video to my entry.....it is too late for the contest, but the instructable will be "better" with it. Just in case someone ever wants to try it :-)

I must say, I have the book that was the prize, and it's definitely worth buying.


10 years ago

Have I died and gone to heaven? It seems to say that I've won a robot t-shirt. But my luck isn't that good... oh well. Yay!

Congrats to everyone ! ( I guess I need to make more friends so I can corral more votes LOL )

How come mine isn't a runner up? Oh well, still, congratulations to all the winners.

Well, I pranked my teacher by posting like 5 of them all in the room and he didn't even see or know until I finished. But oh wells, I guess it wasn't really a prank unless I like put it over the WHOLE classroom...

COngrats to the winners! lol Sam noyun got a most viewed!! Guess the picture thing really does work! WHere's that music from? I like it

Sweet! Well done to all winners and entrants!