The Bird Blaster v1.0 

I keep a pair of peafowl as pets. Peafowl (the male in particular) like to look at themselves in anything that’s reflective. They also like to eat potted plants. This leads to a lot of peacock poop and damaged plants on our porch, which leads to me being in trouble with my wife :). Being an engineer, I figured the only reasonable solution would be to make a motion activated sprinkler to discourage them from hanging out near the house.

Peacock and Peahen on the patio (they’re not supposed to be on the patio…)

This was my first real electronics project, starting in the fall of 2011. My plan was to use a motion activated security light, a sprinkler valve from an automatic watering system, and a custom circuit to connect the two.

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