Can I make a sparrow swatter?

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Can I have a few suggestions for a radio controlled device to sweep sparrows off of my Bluebird house?
I’m hoping to get a small RC device (servo?) that can sweep a 5” arm in a 90 to 360 degree arc to knock the damned sparrows off of the front of the house.
Ideally a small kid sized toy altered or dismantled for the purpose.
From my recliner I have a good view of the house and am only about 25’ from it so I hope range will not be a problem.
English Sparrows compete with Bluebirds for cavity nests. They are an invasive species here and can be killed whenever and however you like.
I’ve sat outside with a pellet gun but they are too wary to come into the yard, they’ve probably heard of my prowess shooting birds.
Thanks in advance.
 

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If you want a fun project and like to do a little coding, you can make one with an ESP8266 and a solenoid or a servo.
You can get them for as little as $5 each or even less if you buy a 5-pack (I've bought 25 of them and use some to control my PIxel Christmas lights along with a Raspberry Pi)
Here's a link to a 5-pack of them for $14.99: Amazon product
 

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ESP8266 ? Might has well asked to implement a magic spell. I get you, a pi, and 8266 is a simple solution, but to the general public you are speaking Swahili.
The pellet gun coupled with the proper camouflage sounds more probable.
 

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A one button fob on my end tab would be ideal.

That other stuff leaves me cold. Where do the batteries go?
Does that little coil thing spin around and around?

I only want to attach two wires to a battery.
 

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A one button fob on my end tab would be ideal.

That other stuff leaves me cold. Where do the batteries go?
Does that little coil thing spin around and around?

I only want to attach two wires to a battery.
It's just a switch. The coil of wire is the antenna for the receiver.

This diagram shows how you could hook it up to a little motor or something else.
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train a neural net to control the firing system and recognize sparrows, pooping dogs, and other species you'd like to discourage set it and forget it!
 

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