Those will work, if they're sharp. Small tin snips work well. The plastic is not brittle, it's tough but quite pliable. Actually, after doing a couple of these and knowing where the connectors are, I don't even have to cut the body. A good pair of surgical tweezers is all I need.J-Man,
Okay, you're the man. I was using diagonal cut pliers and it was rather difficult. What do you use?
how can I buy this? thank youOK 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 board requires a regulated 5V power source to operate, any voltage over 5.5V will damage the circuitry. Hence the reason each board will include the proper power supply. Target price is $65 plus shipping. I have a new method for getting at the required 6 wires inside of Squawkers without taking him apart, super easy! Here's a pic of the new board and a demo video. Board size is 2.8"x 2.1".
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So that's where the rest of the Squawkers are headed - I have 3 running the tiki room show and looking for a 4th!Hi,
I emailed and HF Msg'd you re: 2 (or 4+) boards .. I am doing a POTC haunt this year, wanting to add a couple McCaw's to the scurvy crew, and put on a Tiki Room display during the rest of the year for the neighborhood (I used 4 resin parrots w/spotlights last year, just lighting them up when each spoke/sang, and had a bunch of tiki masks do the rain dance part) ..
I have 5 Squawks McCaws coming from eBay this week and hope I can get at lest one working for my pirate haunt..
Paula .. uh, I mean ..
Capt'n Jack !!