I started this instructable about half through building the zapper, sorry for lack of images and details i realize my instructions may be kinda confusing.
How bug zappers work:
This zapper does not have the power of a normal one but it does produce a few hundred volts which should be enough to kill most insects.
I haven't been able to test this outside yet because the bugs have come out yet but when I complete the circuit with a metal wire a loud snap and spark are produced.
Step 1: Overview/ Materials
- disposable camera w/ flash
- 3x 10mm blue leds (apparently mosquitoes are attracted to blue light)
- large cooking sifter
- small fish trap (available at walmart for about 1.99)
-spray can cap