Help with designing "pecking" toy

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by zr2paul, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. zr2paul

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    I'm looking to design a plastic toy that will create a "pecking" or "feeding" motion. I was wondering if anyone here would be willing to help me design this?

    Id like to use AA rechargeable batteries. I basically want the toy to do a back and forth motion and if its possible to pause for a few seconds after each few pecks...so basically on for 10second and off for lets say 15seconds.

    Thanks
     
  2. wayneh

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    How many pecks while "on"?
     
  3. ErnieM

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    It's been done already. <grin>


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  4. edwardholmes91

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    If you're looking for an electro-mechanical solution then I'd guess you would be looking at a circuit that operates a little toy motor which drives a cam to give you an up and down motion?
     
  5. zr2paul

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    Its basically a Pigeon Decoy (Plastic Pigeon) that I need to make into a pecking/feeding device. I'm just looking for the easiest most economical solution. As long as it shows "pecking" movement Id be happy. Id like it to go up and down a few times (5-10) then pause for 10-15 seconds, then loop again. I need this to run for about 3-4hrs.

    If adding a remote to this device isn't too difficult I would really like that! It's not something I need but I sure would want it ;)

    Paul
     
  6. ErnieM

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    See if you can find a cheap solar powered bobblehead, take it apart and reuse the motor inside.
     
  7. Bernard

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    Do you have the pigeon yet? Are you going to hinge it at neck & legs. For neck I would use a solenoid & for legs a small geared motor. A model airplane type servo should work fine for legs. A 555 osc & driver for peck, another for timing, one more for servo control.
     
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