I'm playing an artificer that recently took the infusion for a Homunculus Servant. The party has an extra animated shield. I think the following is acceptable, but I wanted to see if I got it wrong anywhere.
Homunculus is considered a creature and thus has three attunement slots it can use. Furthermore being intelligent it could actually do so if directed.
Using magical tinkering, I could give it a small item that when tapped would speak the animated shield's 'activation' word.
The Homunculus could, therefore, with proper instruction, actively use an Animated shield during combat.
Is this correct? Am I missing anything? That's all completely legal without bending any rules?