Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Dennis Derickson


The “Wildlife Deterrent System – The “SCARE WAVE” Audio Deterrent System” project involved working with a client, Mr. Robert Alberti, who requested the production of a device that would be used to scare away wildlife around his property, namely the Acorn Woodpecker. It was specified that this device be weatherproof and able to produce a 75 dB gunshot sound, when remotely triggered, which would cover a 30 ft radius circle of area. However, we have taken these specifications and went above and beyond with the final product. Our final product is weatherproofed and able to produce four user-specifiable, via provided MicroSD card and software, sound files that, when remotely triggered up to 300-400 ft, is emitted by the device at a maximum sound level of 125 dB within a 30 ft radius circle of area. In addition, due to the versatility of our design, the product can be used for other purposes. The device was pre-loaded with the client’s desired gunshot sound, sonar, hawk screech, and hawk call.