Home Engineering: Bird Feeder That Automatically Takes Photos When Birds Feed

Posted on May 28, 2010  Comments (3)

automatic photo bird feeder

During a trip to the Smithsonian last week I found this great home engineering project. Kayty Himelstein and Amy Darr were frustrated: birds came to their bird feeder while they were away at school, so the girls never got to see them. They decided to build a bird feeder that automatically takes pictures of all the birds that came to the feeder. I believe, they used Lego Mindstorms as part of building it.

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3 Responses to “Home Engineering: Bird Feeder That Automatically Takes Photos When Birds Feed”

  1. Fiddie
    May 29th, 2010 @ 3:52 pm

    LOVE the concept. Now, if there was a birdfeeder that slapped squirrels when they ignore their own food and go for the bird’s food.

  2. Andrew Keir
    June 11th, 2010 @ 12:26 am

    Lego, good for everything!

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