Power the automaton through the Feather's microUSB port. These 5V power supplies with microUSB work well.

With the audio jack output you can easily connect the device to a stereo amplifier or computer speakers for a louder volume.

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Four metallic coiled cables
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Going Further

  • You can modify this project to perform different tasks at different times throughout the day, such as participate in Pride Cheer at 1pm, play howling noises at 8pm, or even play "Happy Birthday" on a specific date.
  • Using a Motor FeatherWing you could expand this project to have the device operate physical noisemakers, such as banging pots and pans together, or clapping animatronic hands. Or you could create a cuckoo clock!

This guide was first published on May 20, 2020. It was last updated on Feb 19, 2024.

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