A British inventor has unveiled a home disco machine built using a real Kestrel.
David Cranmer's Rave Kestrel is built from an open-source Arduino computer board, which is used to make a taxidermic bird dance in time to a sequence of dance music.
He said the device has two names - 'Kestrel For A Rave' and 'A Kestrel Manoeuvres in the Dark'.
"I had started putting some of the electronics together at the beginning of the project when I heard Modeselektor's track "Kill Bill Vol 4". The track seemed to be perfectly divided into sections that could correspond to the dance moves of a kestrel. I imagine this was what Gernot and Sebastian had in mind when they composed the track."
Cranmer is the mind behind several other unique art-tech inventions, including the Badgermin - a theremin made from a badger.
He performs with his remarkable mechanical menagerie under the name The Nervous Squirrel.
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