Hacks, Tricks, and Pranks
In the spirit of April Fools' Day, here is a collection of ideas for computer-related pranks and tricks, plus tutorials for how to hack existing games. Breaking things and playing tricks isn't just fun - it can be a fantastic way to learn something new!
Programming not required
These tutorials will give you a fun trick to try with someone else. They're each based on something about how computers work, but they don't require you to do any programming.
Create secret images or messages with zeroes and ones!
Use the way computers fix errors to make someone think you can read minds!
Hacking Other People's Code
Computers speak a lot of different languages. Learning a new one well enough to create something for yourself takes a lot of time...but you don't need to be an expert at a language to hack something that someone else wrote!
Tutorials for more experienced coders/hackers
Use Scratch to make this classic game less frustrating!
Look at any website and edit its HTML code!
Tutorials for newer coders/hackers
There are other devious ways to use coding besides hacking - here are two fun ideas!
Learn how to hide & crack secret messages in Python!
Even a basic apps can play pranks. Get started with Android apps by making something sneaky!