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Picture of Humane Multi-Mouse trap Zapper - No pain instant death
Let me start out by clarifying the conflict between "Humane" and "Mouse Zapper".
I have a major mouse pest problem where they eat all my dog and parrot food every night - and many of them .
I tried purchasing several mouse traps which all face different drawbacks:
1. The sticky pad - the mice glue themselves and for hours struggle to get free exhausting themselves to death and die of hunger.
2. The pipe trap - locks them in and then they eventually suffocate after hours - Very bad!
3. The box trap - sometimes cuts their tails when it shuts and what do I do with them then?
4. The standard smack trap - fast death (50% of the time) but only gets one mouse .

So .. I devised this multi-mouse quick death trap using an Arduino which zaps them in the head for 2 sec killing them instantly with no pain (same as done on larger animals human eat ).

Step 1: How it works....

Picture of How it works....
Here is the back side (end) of the mouse path .. When it reaches the bate it is sensed by an IR sensor which the Arduino senses and activates the zapper
 

Have you caught any mice with it yet?

cadcoke58 months ago

The closest equivant commercial product is the Victor Multi Kill Electronic Mouse Trap, which costs $100. Their cheapest, which will only do one mouse, is $20. But, the flashing LED that shows a kill, flashes slow enough that it is a pain to have to stare one down to check if it has a mouse in it.

To avoid making a custom board, and avoid the big breadboard look, does any one know if there is an Arduino shield that will control a high voltage to kill the mouse? I wonder if the power supply to those electro-luminescent wires (a.k.a. Cold Neon) would be appropriate for powering the kill circuit?

OctavioC10 months ago

Could you please upload the schematics!

Thanks!

stubbsonic2 years ago
Would it be fair to say that we don't really know if the mouse will feel pain or not?