Bear Proof Bird Feeder
Frustrated by local bears breaking trees down to steal bird food, Nancy Peach asked Andrew to solve the problem!. The design must prevent bears reaching the bird food, but be easy and safe for Nancy and her elderly husband to easily refill the bird feeder.
The solution installed had a slow moving electric motor that lowers the bird feeders with a simple press of a weatherproof button. A self contained solar panel ensured that the battery is always charged, and being made of steel there has not been a single instance of a bear even attempting to climb up to reach the food. To keep the solar panel clean a deterrent was added to prevent birds sitting on top of the panel