Power Up Your Pranks

By Emily Tuteur

April Fool’s Day is around the corner, which means it’s time to up the ante on your pranks with littleBits. Check out our favorite pranks made possible with buttons, buzzers, servos, wireless modules, and more.


Prank Handshake

Looking for a simple, yet satisfying April Fool’s Day prank to make with your Base Kit? We have just the thing! Secure a button on your hand and a buzzer to your arm with rubber bands. Add wires and power up the circuit. Hide everything under a long sleeve and surprise people with your noisy handshake.




Wireless Jack-In-The-Box Prank

Prank your friends with this simple wireless project. The buttons send signals through the wireless transmitter activating the servo and buzzer. When the servo moves the jack-in-the-box pops up!



Chair Activated Lighting System

This wireless interaction will be sure to confuse your friends. A pressure sensor on the bottom of a chair leg wirelessly transmits a signal to a servo-activated light switch. When your friend sits on the chair, the lights will go off. When s/he gets up to turn the lights back on, the lights turn on on their own… and so on. Sit back and watch hilarity ensue.



April Fool’s Desk Hack

Bring a coworker’s desk to life with a cleverly placed circuit. Last April Fool’s Day, we pranked a co-worker by strategically placing a series of vibration motors on his desk. With the press of a button and a three timeout modules, the motors began vibrating at different times. The pulse module allowed us to control the frequency of the vibrating motors, which maximized the irritation factor.



Locker Prank

Keep your classmates on their toes and surprise them with this locker prank. With some clever placement and a little bit of disguise, activate LEDs and a vibration motor when your friend tries to put their books in the locker, triggering the pressure sensor.


Can you top these?

Use littleBits to prank your friends & family and share with us.



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