Really. I want to design an Arduino based scarecrow.
Here’s the backstory. I have a mature cherry tree that will produce thousands of ripe cherries in a few months. My problem is that the birds eat every last one of them as soon as they start turning red.
I can’t net it because it 30 ft tall.
I am thinking of making a thumper from an old battery-powered drill motor. (The thumper will be used in a Halloween prank this October. A “Monster box”).
So, does anyone think this might work? Should I put some PIR sensors in the tree? (Will they even “see” a bird- experiments necessary). Or should I just activate the thumper at random periods?