USB Memory Stick Bird Hack

A few years ago I was looking for a gift for my friend Karen. She had mentioned that she liked the USB memory sticks that looked like sushi, but I couldn’t find one in time for her birthday, so I decided to make a silly memory stick myself.
I found a small animatronic bird that was light activated and modified it’s photo detector circuit to trigger from the activity on the USB stick. I powered the bird from the 5v usb supply that was a little bit more than it originally was designed for. The result was a very hyper bird!

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