Squawkers hack update:
Now that the Halloween dust has settled, I've had time to get back to this project. Just finished the design on an all-in-one controller specifically for hacking Squawkers. The board incorporates the Jemmy Talk circuit for beak sync and the random body control circuit. It also has a built in 3W stereo amplifier with volume control for direct connection to the internal speaker of Squawkers or a small set of external speakers. Best of all, the board operates from a single 8 to 12VDC 1A power supply. I should have these available sometime in Jan 2017. I also have a new method for getting at the wires in Squawkers that is super simple, you don't even need to pull him apart. More to come when I get the new boards built and tested.