Is nothing sacred? Not with me (probably with none of you either). My wife bought this owl for two days before Halloween. It is activated by motion & sound, its eyes light up and its head turns and spins around, but I sang some horrible song.
So, of course, the first thing was to open it and put an end to the sound. While I had it open I thought (like most of you “what can be done?”). So I figured I could put the sound and motion detector to work for me.
Tapped off the small currant to the motor in the head, dug up a low voltage relay, terminal strip, snap-in 110 outlet, old pc board, couple jacks & plugs and “Walla”. I can plug any AC operated item and have it turn on remotely some 12 feet away from the owl, via small patch cord from owl to the unit. I used a strobe light this time.
Kind of an easy project, soon I’ll post my optical/photo switch.