University of Florida Grad Student Invents the "Bird Buggy"
Published January 14th, 2013
GAINESVILLE - If you've ever owned a pet parrot, then you know they can sometimes get a little noisy when they're not getting any attention.
One University of Florida graduate student decided he had heard enough chirping from his pet bird, so he used his engineering skills to create a device that would keep his bird quiet and occupied.
It's called the "Bird Buggy", and it allows its winged-driver to maneuver around by using a joystick that is controlled with its beak. The buggy's creator, Andrew Gray, says it took him four months to build the it, and another three months just to teach his bird how to use it.
Gray says he received several requests from people asking him to build them their own "Bird Buggy", but considering his heavy course load at UF this semester, he says that won't be happening anytime soon.
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