German engineering produces an overcomplicated scarecrow

This electronic scarecrow keeps the birds away and makes your neighbors hate you at the same time. That’s because its way too loud, even if the next house is far away. The conrad.de folks that brought us the climbing bike storage device are at it again, putting together car audio and strings of lights as part of the bird-shoo-ing technology. In the video after the break you’ll see that they’re using a PIR motion sensor to switch power to an automotive amp and head unit. The speakers, strings of lights, and spinning doo-dads are all hidden under a black cape. When an unsuspecting bird tries to feast on the crops, the scarecrow unfolds its arm Dracula-style and raises a┬áruckus. We don’t expect to see this at a local farm, but maybe for next Halloween?

[via Neatorama]

Comments

  1. Crazor says:

    Best part is it says “Attention, please fly on!” when opening it’s arms ;)

  2. YaBa says:

    And some were complaining about using a PIC instead of a 555 in the last post ;) hehe
    Nice Work.

  3. gyro_john says:

    I like their motto: “We have the technology.” :-)

  4. Tachikoma says:

    All it needs to do now is sprinkle some pills for the birds to eat, and they’ll have the party of their life.

  5. Hacksaw says:

    I’m putting one in my garden…but mine will do all that and stomp a foot (gophers hate thundering noises) !!

  6. Nomad says:

    Silly germans…always overcomplicating things (i know what i’m talking about…guess where i live)

    I’m waiting for the first crow to get used to this (or the battery to die) and just snip some important cable

  7. oh my gottt :-)

  8. Cyberteque says:

    I kept seeing this “guy” staring at me every damn time I went to our back gate, after a couple of weeks I’d had enough and went to confront “him”.
    Turned out to be a “scarecrow”!
    At least with this thing I’d have known!
    Funny thing is the orchard had at least 6 gas “gun” bird scarer’s!

  9. swighton says:

    I want to see it operating in the rain

  10. alex says:

    Add a rain sensor so the scare crow could pull out an umbrella and us it.

  11. DarkFader says:

    It’s an advertisement for electronics seller.

  12. Hamtaro says:

    While I see what they did there…
    I’d rather see something like they did here:

  13. Alec says:

    But in their youtube channel… this is even more amazing… Pong meets airhockey… :) marvellous…

  14. bogdan says:

    It’s just for fun….
    Not even weatherproof…. or anything proof for that matter.

  15. Mike says:

    I love the sheer overkill.

    Was the crow scared?

    Damn right it was scared. Mission accomplished.

  16. brainfart says:

    I like this one best:

    These are ads for an electronics seller.

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