51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius

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Give your friends and family the shock of their lives! 51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius has everything you need to pull devastatingly funny (and safe!) technical pranks. From the “evasive beeping thing” to “rats in the walls” ...

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Give your friends and family the shock of their lives! 51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius has everything you need to pull devastatingly funny (and safe!) technical pranks. From the “evasive beeping thing” to “rats in the walls” to the “rigged lie detector,” you’ll find a plethora of pranks that will feed your inner hacker while you create a state of utter confusion around you!
Using easy-to-find parts and tools that all Evil Geniuses can get their hands on, these well-played yet harmless pranks will confound your unsuspecting targets every time. Plus, every gadget can be mixed and matched, allowing you to create hundreds of larger, even more twisted evil prank devices! 51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius gives you:

  • Instructions and plans for 51 simple-to-advanced projects, complete with 200 how-to illustrations that let you build each device visually
  • Frustration-factor removal—all the needed parts are listed, along with sources
  • Video links to many of the practical jokes on YouTube.com


51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius provides you with all the instructions, parts lists, and sources you need to pull hilarious pranks, such as:

  • Evasive random beeping things
  • Dripping faucet simulator
  • Hungry garbage can critter
  • Humungous dropping spider
  • Horrible computer failure
  • TV remote control jammer
  • Possessed animatronic doll
  • Flying Ouija board
  • Voices from the grave
  • The barbecue box
  • Ultrasimple pulse shocker
  • Disposable camera taser
  • Ghost door knocker
  • Radio station blocker
  • And many more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071494946
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/19/2007
  • Series: Evil Genius Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,030,811
  • Product dimensions: 0.51 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Brad Graham is a network engineer,

electronics technician,welder,web developer, robotics

developer, computer programmer, and inventor.

He is coauthor of Atomic Zombie’s Bicycle Builders Bonanza

(0-07-142267-6), 101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius

(0-07-146894-3), and other titles.

Kathy McGowan is a bicycle, robotics,

and electronics enthusiast and manages the daily operations

of a hi-tech company.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction
Warranty Void
Basic Electronics
Part 2: Truly Annoying Devices
Project 1—The Dripping Faucet
Project 2—Evasive Beeping Thing
Project 3—Ghost Door Knocker
Project 4—Putrid Stink Machine
Part 3: Critters and Beasties
Project 5—Alive and Breathing
Project 6—Hairy Swinging Spider
Project 7—Carpet Crawling Creature
Project 8—Universal Critter Launcher
Project 9—Trash Can Troll
Part 4: Mechanical Mayhem
Project 10—Remote Control Jammer
Project 11—Radio Station Blocker
Project 12—Video Fubarizer
Project 13—Audio Distorter
Project 14—Phone Static Injector
Project 15—Hard Drive Failure
Project 16—Serious Car Troubles
Things That Go Bump in the Night
Project 17—Glowing Blinking Eyes
Project 18—Computer Audio Nightmare
Project 19—Rats in the Walls
Project 20—Footsteps in the Night
Project 21—Giant Shadow Projector
Part 6: Evil Abounds
Project 22—Voices from the Grave
Project 23—Evil-Possessed Doll
Project 24—Telephone Devil Voice
Project 25—Evil Lurching Head
Project 26—Give Us a Sign
Project 27—Flying Ouija Board
Part 7: Shock and Awe
Project 28—The Barbeque Box
Project 29—Simple Induction Shocker
Project 30—Strong Pulse Shocker
Project 31—Disposable Camera Zapper
Project 32—Hissing Gas Container
Project 33—Radiation Detector
Part 8: Machine Hoaxes
Project 34—The Magic Light Bulb
Project 35—Coin-Minting Machine
Project 36—See Through Walls
Part 9: Mind Benders
Project 37—Rigged Lie Detector
Project 38—The Dog Talker
Project 39—Telepathy Transmitter
Project 40—Subliminal Audio Mind Control
Project 41—Subliminal Video Mind Control
Part 10: Halloween Horrors
Project 42—Flying Vampire Bat
Project 43—The Haunted Ghost Mirror
Project 44—Living Brain in a Jar
Project 45—Universal Motivator
Project 46—Sound-activated Switch
Project 47—Flesh-eating Jack-O-LanternPart 11: Fluffy Attacks! Scare Them Silly!
Project 48—Spring-Loaded Launch Pad
Project 49—Trap Door Cage
Project 50—Light-activated Trigger
Project 51—Fluffy's Body
Part 12: Digital Fakery
Editing Software
Original Photo Quality
Warping Effects
Making Hoax Photos
Adding Reflections and Shadows

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Not horrid

    The book isnt terrible but the sample could be a heck of a lot better and it isnt exactly a book where you can pick up a few parts around the house and make thibgs. You need to buy quite a bit so more like 2.5 stars not 3.

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