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Present Shake Prank Adds Sound Effects to Holiday Gift Box

If you have a notorious present shaker on your Christmas list, prank them with this meows-when-shaken present.

Who hasn’t jostled a box before opening it, attempting to surmise what’s inside? This entertaining prank plays off of that shake-the-present urge by turning a simple off-the-shelf audio module into a sound-producing trigger hidden inside the box. You can record whatever you want on the module but we think the guide author’s selection of a meowing kitten is a pretty clever choice. Watch the video above to see it in action.

Christmas Present Shake Prank [Instructables via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/20/11

Comments (2)

  1. InT0XeD

    HA! Nice one. a cat hissing would’ve been better lol

  2. Roi

    My recording would have been: “Oh yeah, shake me harder, HARDER! Oh yeeaaah that’s it, HARDER!…..yeah…..”

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