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I purchased an electronic mouse squeaker for my cat. To activate it,
you have to pull a tab between two battieres and she is ready to go.
When it is bumped it makes a squeak like a mouse.  My question is, how
can I re-wire this thing so that it continues to squeak without having
to bump it. I have no idea about electronics, can only sauder some
wires together. See if you can open these pics.

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n596/emetzger3/mouse1.jpg
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n596/emetzger3/mouse2.jpg
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n596/emetzger3/mouse3.jpg
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n596/emetzger3/mouse4.jpg

Thank you for the help,
Erik


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I purchased an electronic mouse squeaker for my cat. To activate it,
you have to pull a tab between two battieres and she is ready to go.
When it is bumped it makes a squeak like a mouse.  My question is, how
can I re-wire this thing so that it continues to squeak without having
to bump it. I have no idea about electronics, can only sauder some
wires together. See if you can open these pics.

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n596/emetzger3/mouse1.jpg
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n596/emetzger3/mouse2.jpg
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n596/emetzger3/mouse3.jpg
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n596/emetzger3/mouse4.jpg

Thank you for the help,
Erik

Without seeing a circuit diagram or actual device all that I can suggest is
that you find what makes it squeak and bypass it.
From your pictures the board between the halves may be the bump circuit or
it may contain "beep" circuitry.

Tom


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Can you get a better picture of the circuit board in the middle?
And is there anything other than just the batteries in the compartment
in the left-hand plastic module?

Thanks,
Rich


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Rich,
Thank you for the help. The compartment is a battery holder only.
Here are 2 closer picks. If there us a way to wire this so it will
squeak continuously let me know. Laymen terms please.
Thank you
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n596/emetzger3/57a97b30.jpg
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n596/emetzger3/2a0ef2ec.jpg

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Got a screwdriver?

Need to confirm that the black cylinder on the
other side of the PCB is what I think it is:
a switch.

Can you hold the board so that it does not squeek
and then short out these two pads with the tip
of something metallic? Paperclip? Screwdriver?

http://s1129.photobucket.com/albums/m516/Dilbert1001/?action=view&current=Squeeker.png

You should get one or more squeeks per short.
That would be good.

--Winston

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Winston,
You are the man!!! That worked.
Can I drop a dot of sodder on it to connect or do I have to sodder a
small wire to each?

Thank you,
Erik

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Whoa there, Erik.  I didn't expect it to squeak continuously,
just once or a few times as the electronics saw the short
made by your screwdriver tip.

Don't be disappointed if you bridge that connection and it
does not work as expected.

If it does work, then I fully expected that it *would* squeek
continuously. :)  [Lame joke attempt]

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The best thing would be to solder a really short piece of wire
bridging those solder balls together.  You *can* bridge with
solder but it is a bad habit.  I would explain, but you are still
awake and I don't want to cure that condition.

--Winston





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Winston,
That is funny. I wouldn't fall asleep, I would start staring out the
window.
I will try and solder it together with some wire and see what
happens.

Mikek,
When the toy is bumped it squeaks once and sometimes twice. When I
bridge it, the toy squeaks repetitively.
It is a cat toy purchased at any big pet store.  I have a pic of the
package up top. They do have another mouse that when bumped
squeaks a cadence and also it's eyes light up. I tried bridging that
same gap but it would play the cadence and then stop and when I
flipped it over and bridged the two wires that connect the board the
sound would run together rapidly without pauses. Kinda annoying.
Im looking for rhythmic squeak without having to strike it. Im going
to try the first one and see if it will work. Keep ya'll posted.

Thank you

Erik

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Think 'battery life'.  The unit is designed to squeak maybe 10 times
a day on average.  It'll burn through batteries pretty quickly if
you boost that to ~90,000 squeaks per day. You might locate some
"D" cell holders.  :)

--Winston

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Winston,
Great Idea, I have some D Cell wires I will solder on.
Thanks,
Erik

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Glad you found your answer, but DAMMIT! IT'S SOLDER, not SODDER!!!!!
(the "L" is silent.)

Sorry, but as the Self-Appointed Chief of the Internet Spelling Police,
I just couldn't restrain myself; seeing misspellings puts me somewhere
between hearing fingernails on the blackboard and getting an ulcer. ;-)

Thanks,
Rich


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Erik > "I will try and solder it together with some wire and see what
Erik > happens."

Erik > "I have some D Cell wires I will solder on."

Patience, dude. This isn't sci.electronics.wizards  Yet. :)

--Winston

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Try tapping bits and see which bit is sensitive to being bumped.

It could be that the loudspeaker doubles as the bump sensor.



--
⚂⚃ 100% natural

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  Hi Erik,
 Glad to see you found a solution.
  I have a couple of questions.
When the toy is bumped;
How long does it continue to squeak?
Where did you purchase it?
     Thanks, Mikek



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