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    Yesterday, 05:19 PM
    Thanks guys! Five gone already, if anybody wants one now better hurry. Thanks!
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    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    OK guys, finalized the documentation and I have 10 of these ready for immediate ship. I have more boards but I only have 10 power supplies right now, more coming in a few weeks. I'll ship out the first 10 in the order I receive requests via email: info@audioservocontroller.com Price is $65 each plus $7 Priority Shipping. Thanks!
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    01-11-2017, 04:27 PM
    I'm a big fan of Distortions but $232 for a stone that rocks back and forth is a bit much when you can DIY with a homemade stone and a $25 wiper motor.
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    01-11-2017, 01:30 PM
    Should be soon. Like I said, just waiting on the power supplies. Also wanted to mention that the eye blink feature is disabled with this board, all other body movements function. Because the eye blink uses the same motor as the beak via reversing the polarity, the eyes will never blink when the beak is active. To have the eyes blink when the beak is inactive would have made the board much bigger because a pair of relays would be needed along with additional circuitry. Personally I don't like...
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    01-09-2017, 06:25 PM
    Thanks guys! Just a quick overview of the body movement, the lower right POT on the board sets this mode. With the pot fully CW (about 5 o'clock) Squawkers will remain motionless until he talks, the body movements are then random every 2 to 4 seconds while the beak is active. When the beak becomes inactive, he remains motionless. By adjusting the pot CCW to about 3 o'clock, he will briefly move randomly every 27 to 67 seconds when not talking. Further CCW adjustment lengthens that time, full...
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    01-09-2017, 04:43 PM
    Started a new thread for the new board, you can find it here. http://www.halloweenforum.com/for-sale-by-merchants/167858-new-all-one-board-hacking-squawkers-mccaw.html#post2089338
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    01-09-2017, 04:37 PM
    OK guys, here it is, the new All-in-One board for hacking Squawkers McCaw. Auto beak sync, random body movement, and built in 3W stereo amplifier with volume control for connecting directly to the internal speaker or a small external speaker. It operates on a single 5V 2A power supply, no other power source is needed. The boards are ready to ship but I'm waiting on the 5V 2A power supplies to arrive. The board requires a regulated 5V power source to operate, any voltage over 5.5V will damage...
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    01-07-2017, 12:48 PM
    I will, thanks!
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    01-07-2017, 10:37 AM
    Well depending on what type of action you're looking for, it's pretty hard to get a dummy to jump around using motors, pneumatics is the best way to go. If you want him to just vibrate, then like I said, most any decent size spare motor with an off balance weight would do it. Having never built an electric chair prop, I'm not an expert on it but there are plenty of people here that have.
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    01-07-2017, 08:22 AM
    Welcome to the forums! You've found a wealth of knowledge here, do search on electric chairs and you'll probably find a ton of material. Are you building a chair that patrons can sit on or one that will have a dummy occupant? If you're looking for something to just vibrate the chair when someone sits in it, any decent size spare motor can be used by attaching an off balance weight to the shaft. A full blown chair with a dummy jumping around gets a bit more involved.
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    01-07-2017, 06:27 AM
    WOW! That castle is beyond words! And to think that he changes themes every year, unbelievable! Here's a pic of my favorite medieval knight.
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    01-06-2017, 03:03 PM
    The fact that no one has chimed in who has recently contacted them sounds like it's not personal. I just sent them an email, let ya know if I hear back.
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    01-06-2017, 08:46 AM
    CC, I'll have these boards available soon, it's a VERY easy hack with no programming and great results. Doing a full servo hack is gonna be quite a project, these birds are not easy to completely take apart and then you have to figure out how to replace the motors with servos. Add to all of that, you then need a controller and software to painstakingly program every movement.
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    01-03-2017, 04:51 PM
    You got it BSR! I should have these ready in a couple weeks but I may not have the 5V 2A power supplies til late Jan. I'm requiring using this power supply ONLY due to the board strictly needing a regulated 5V input. Any power supply over 5.5V will severely damage the board. My initial design used a 9-12V supply with onboard regulators for the outputs but after extensive testing, the regulators needed heat sinks and I just didn't like how they heated up.
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    01-03-2017, 10:37 AM
    You're spot on with buying from ebay, no need for paying outrageous prices for our purpose. Just a heads up for anyone bidding on one of these right now, if you pull up the sold listings, there's a seller that has sold 5 parrots since Oct. and has another one listed. All of them have the same 3 pictures and description and that seller has no recent feedback. I'd stay clear of that one.
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    01-01-2017, 08:55 AM
    Haven't released these yet, still finalizing a few changes to the board. I switched to powering the board with a single 5VDC 2A supply. The power supply will be included with each board. Still shooting for having these available mid to late January.
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    12-31-2016, 04:34 PM
    I personally think product support is more important than the product itself. Shame not everyone feels that way. Hope you hear from them.
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    12-31-2016, 04:16 PM
    Well that sucks seeing as their site is ready to take your money for an order.
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    12-31-2016, 09:03 AM
    I don't use any of their products but it looks like their site is up and running. http://www.brookshiresoftware.com/index.htm
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