It's a DIY mosquito flamethrower for when you want to go nuclear on the little buggers. What could go wrong? Link
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
We have a ton of mosquitos in our neighborhood. I have been on the lookout for any kind of standing water, but can't find any. Since they don't seem to be going away, what can I do to get rid of them and take my yard back?
Ok so i have a micro mosquito and I finally got the repair kit for it (I crashed and burned hard.... broke a rotor) I love the little thing.....very fun to kill 15 minutes with... I've done some looking and I've come up with a few ideas on how to increase power in the tail rotor and make it a little bigger....to hopefully make forward and reverse flight a little faster.... if I am succesful is there an interest in this? would it be wanted as an instructable? also... I realize its not a load bearing helicopter..... but any ideas on ultra light cameras I could try out?
Topic by chaoscampbell | last reply
Http://techblips.dailyradar.com/video/mosquito-killed-by-a-laser/ According to what I have been reading the designers of this, found the parts on ebay for less than $50 making me want to scream"Tony Stark built this in a cave! From a box of scraps!" I know the main issue is the software (which is based off of a missile defense system.) however all the parts are here LED/perimeter detector - Check have seen an instructible on this before Laser capable of shooting down mosquito- Check. we had a hand held laser pointer that some guy bought in the army that could cause a beret to smoke . But It cost a bit more than $50 I believe. Turret for Laser- Check, this is easy enough of a build. Software to use laser on - questionable. It was designed by a guy who made missile defense systems and the star wars system, but there is probably someone that smart on here Other viable replacements like a motion detector/heat detector etc- Check, though its tunability to killing mosquitos is questionable. Summer is coming soon and this could be the coolest light show ever.
Question by Tzarii | last reply
I've had great success with the fly trap using a bottle. Can you do something for mosquitoes as well?
I was at school the other day and I heard this annoying ringing sound. so I was looking around wondering what the hell it was when the teacher(who's probably 40 or 50)was like "what are you doing?" I said that I hear a ringing sound. then he said that I was crazy and there wasn't anything ringing. then the other classmates started listing and they all heard it also. I talked to that kid after class and was like where did you get that sound, and he replied its a ringtone. so when I got home I looked into it more and found out that people who are older supposevely cannot hear it so I played it for my mom and I was expecting her to hear nothing and then she was like "turn that annoying sound off right now". I was like wow........how did you hear it. everybody says she has super human hearing. here is the link to test it out. http://odeo.com/audio/1329298/view
Topic by Azn Hitman | last reply
To craft a gadget that shoots mosquitoes with laser, there is the need to know the enemy's vulnerability. The most needed is the mosquito vulnerability to laser shooting. What wattage of laser is sufficient? The configuration I think is, attracting mosquitoes with some infrared light (or, multivibrator), then shooting with laser. I might shoot with a continuous laser (after infrared path is broken, surely), but zip-zip-zip sort of (threshold activated shooting) is sensible, too.I stated this previously @ yahoo answers, but no (serious) answer wa there.See the question there, http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090505022002AAnd31eFor a full, energy-harvesting mosquito-shooting gadget, a previous question might be related, too. That next question is about the malaria map (for energy harvesting, where necessary). http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090405004614AAsBwtL
Question by ferzenr | last reply
Houston, we have bug zappers! No really, just this time with lasers! I was surfing through Hack-a-Day, and I came across this. These devices identify a mosquito by the frequency of its beating wings. Once identified, the device aims a laser and destroys the little blood sucker. That seems simple enough, so: Do you think that this could be accomplished by a DIY for under $100? think about, we may have a really useful Instructable on our hands.
Topic by gimmelotsarobots | last reply
I'm hoping the member geniuses can give me a method of making a home made mosquito dunk, or suggest safe additives that will prevent mosquito larvae from utilizing the standing water surrounding my water-loving taro plant as a nursery. Thank you for your brain power and suggestions.
Question by ivyplant | last reply
Fishing that is. I got to spend 6 hours today on the Mosquito Lagoon with a professional fishing guide. This was my first time with a pro and it was insanely fun. This guy knew more about fishing than I could even imagine existed. The fishing was a little slow, and the guide cussed a blue streak when we got to his best spot and found a kayaker wading around aimlessly spooking the fish. But I still had a great time and landed the three biggest fish of the day a 14 lb Red and two sea trout 6 & 4 lbs. Numerous smallertrout were caught and released.
Topic by Tool Using Animal | last reply
Interested in knowing how to repel mosquitos using a frequency generator. Or can someone guide me in building a frequency generator to attaract mosquitoes (not kidding) so that i can lure them into a trap and kill them. Looking for genuine answers please.
Question by ramki695 | last reply
I already have a mosquito net. It is made specifically for mosquitos, but here's the twist. The enclose that i want it around is somewhat deep in the woods, and it is a tarp fort. The fort is made out of a tarp that is in between two trees and it is slanted. It's pretty much just a right triangle. Pretty much all that i am asking is how to seal up the gaps in between the netting and the tarp.
Question by ducktape.mac | last reply
Congratulations to Instructables author gallactronics for catching the attention of Bill Gates! He posted the Solar Scare Mosquito Instructable to his facebook page! Mosquitos are a nuisance, and they also carry deadly diseases that kill over a million people every year. The device works by creating ripples on the surface of still water to prevent mosquitos from laying eggs, and killing larvae that has already hatched. Go check it out and leave a comment, or build one yourself!
Topic by Danger is my middle name | last reply
The bat in my home is not working.. i want to troubleshoot it.. (i am electronics student) the bat is charging well.. but it doesnt provide enough voltage to kill mosquito.. so help me ............plz
Question by b_vignesh | last reply
The electronic devices needed to make one.
Question by jmslegs23
I live way out in the middle of no-where, and my driveway is at least a mile long. Because of the distance from civilization, and the densly packed woods all the way around my house, i like to take hikes in my woods in only socks and shoes. But lately the mosquitos are getting reallly bad, to the point where i take the mosquito repelent with me so i can apply it every two minutes or less. I heard somewhere that rubbing alchohol works as a mosquito repelent and i wanted to hear from someone who was tried it. Do you have any other suggestions for repelent? With that much skin exposed, i can't risk too many mosquito bites.
Question by PyroMaster007 | last reply
Extremely low density of mosquitoes around the walls and windows(netted), but extremely high density near the door, like as if they knew which way the door opens and it is the door and waiting like vampires at dusk to come in suck the blood. Just tell me how do they know where my most frequently used entrance is.
Question by MYawar | last reply
My backyard has a huge tree that I like to read under (& nap too). I'd like something comfy to read and nap in and somehow also keep the mosquitos out. I'd rather not have to take everything in every time I go out and I'd like it to look nice. The tree is high enough and strong enough to support hangining something Any ideas?
Question by Cherylb1003 | last reply
Hi, I want to make a coil gun from a Mosquito zapper bat can any buddy tell me that how to make it from parts like 400 volt capacitors (normal or siliocon coated) , Mosquito zapper bat circuit ( Used it because it makek an output of something 2000 + or - volts @ something 2.1 volt input ) circuit digram i will upload soon ,etc. i want to operate it @ 1.5 volt. can anyone help me in doing it and find me following answers = 1) circuit for charging the capacitors bank safely with over charge protection ( with thermistor or something like it) 2) led based capacitor charged indicator (specifically single led based) 3) any other circuit by which i can make a capacitor charging circuit with input 9 volt battery and output 800 volt. 4) also any voltage amplification circuit with input 9 volt battery and output 800 volt. 5) please tell me which parts to use like diodes, transistors, LED diode, resistors, transformer, thermistor, etc.
Topic by manpatpro | last reply
Any one good at sewing and want to make a instructable on how to make car and truck window screens out of every day materials wood,fabric,mosquitoe netting,Velcro, and needle and thread.
Topic by UFT | last reply
This buzz, if u dont know, is a very high pitch/ frequency which can get kind of annoying u probably know what the next step is..
Question by raykholo | last reply
I was looking for electronic mosquito repellent circuit, I just google it and wow.... there are hundred of schematics. Any one can tell me which one can work perfectly and.... If I setup 555 timer IC circuit for 10KHz and add a 8 ohm speaker between 3rd pin and battery positive will the speaker give the sound of 10KHz??? Please answer. Thank you in advance.
Question by njrajgelani | last reply
Hi, My parents live near a cow farm, and in summer, there is a major problem with flies. Over the years, the house has had most of it's orifices closed with fly & mosquito screens, but even so when eating outside, or playing in the pool, the little buzzers are a real pain. For the moment, nothing really seems to work on repelling flies. What works for mosquitoes does not apply to a fly, a part from fly swats & screens... Does any one have any natural or electronic fly repeller that really works? Cheers, Bpfh
Topic by bpfh
Release Party for Make:23 July 23rd, 6pm @ Ada's Technical Books, Seattle, WA MAKE_V23_thmb.jpg The newest issue of MAKE Magazine (Vol 23) features Seattle's 3ric Johanson on the cover with a new weapon in the war on malaria: the Photonic Fence from Intellectual Ventures. Informally, it's a laser-powered mosquito zapper. 3ric, who also opened Hackerbot Labs in Seattle, is excited to have a day-job working with lasers. Join 3ric, other members of the Intellectual Ventures' team, and me at a Make "new release" party at Ada's Technical Books in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood on Friday, July 23rd from 6pm to 10pm. 3ric will talk about how the mosquito zapper works and show video of it in action, a slo-motion high-def sequence which is pretty amazing by itself. We'll have copies of the new issue on hand at Ada's Technical Bookstore. Please help spread the word to Seattle makers who are welcome to bring a project to talk about. Details: What: Make: 23, Mosquito Blaster Release Party When: July 23rd, 6pm -- 10pm Where: Ada's Technical Books 713 Broadway East Seattle, WA 98102
Topic by frenzy | last reply
I need to create a prototype of a project made entirely from recyclables (bottles, cans, etc.). This project has to solve a need of the world (ex. a bug catcher to catch malaria infested mosquitos in Africa). Any serious, not sarcastic all of you funny ones out there, ideas would be greatly appreciated! :)
Topic by es1302 | last reply
Is there some type of electrical component which detects high frequency sounds like those mosquito ring tones? I've looked around and seen things which apparently detect high frequency radio waves, but that isn't really what I want (at least I don't think it is). Thanks in advance.
Topic by brickzima | last reply
I have a metal outdoor gazebo and am tired of the flimsy hanging screens supplied for it. How do I install permanent screening around it? Can I attach screening to the metal frame? How? I will continue to use the removeable canvas top. Installing doors is not an issue as I will leave "floating" mesh panels at each end for that.
I'm staying in a room in Southern Mexico with no AC for the next couple months. There is a lot of Dengue and Chagas transmission here, so I'm worried about the bugs. We leave the windows open at night because of the heat, and do not have screens for them. Even if we did have screens the insects could get in through the substantial cracks in the doors. I think netting the bed is the best idea, but I can't hang the net from the ceiling. It is too high, and the owner of the house wouldn't let me screw any eye hooks into it even if I had access to a ladder to get to it. I have been thinking about building a frame around the bed that I could hang the net from, but I don't have any tools here with me and would prefer a simpler solution if I can find one. Maybe even something like a couple wire arches over the bed to drape the net over, but I'm not sure what material would be best for that. I'm not super handy, so I'm hoping you guys can help me out with some ideas!
Question by Daphnesilke | last reply
I bought a Duncan Mosquito yo-yo 2 days ago, which is the first one I've owned that has a ball-bearing axle and friction stickers. I have been pleased with the long sleep times and pretty good response. Lately, however, both of those have been not so good. The sleep time is okay, although it is somewhat weaker. It seems my string is sliding off of the yo-yo and not getting enough friction to give it extra spin. The previous problem may be related to the following one. When I bought the yo-yo, the friction stickers (which are rubber) were coated in a somewhat sticky substance. After playing with the yo-yo and examining it every now and then, the substance has worn off, and there is no more of it to speak of. My yo-yo has experienced an extreme decrease in response, except at high spin speeds. Although I have learned to bind, I would prefer my yo-yo to respond at least a little bit. Are my friction stickers already ruined? I'm not a pro, so I don't guess I played with it too hard. Is there anything I can do to "fix" my stickers? Thanks, and good luck to all who enter the contest!
Topic by Bran | last reply
I received the emailed newsletter, Giant Swiss Army Machete, Box Fan Mosquito Trap, 2-Liter Rocket, and found that some of the links don't do anything when you click on them. I tried the newsletter in two separate email clients. If you hover mouse over those alleged links, the pointer turns into an I-beam. Windows 7 pro, outlook office 2010, gmail. The following links don't work: 1. All captions under each instructable project image. 2. "All Contests >>" button. 3. "See All Featured >>" button. 4. "Customize Feed >>" button. 5. "Browse Contests >>" button. Workarounds: * For the captions under the images, click on the image instead. * For the buttons, go to the Instructables site main page and find the items in the header.
Topic by alcurb
RARR!! I'm happy to announce the winners of the mikeasaurus Dinosaur-Contest! This contest showcases dinosaur related projects, interpreted by the maker. I wanted to see what dinosaurs meant to you. The entries included dinosaur excavation, surviving a dinosaur attack, and sandblasting a t-rex in glass. You can forget remote tropical laboratories dedicated to cloning dinosaurs based on DNA found in mosquitoes frozen in amber, we got the real dinosaur goods right here: First Prize: Chocolate Dinosaur by LostRite Second Prize: Dr. Magnetic Dinosaur (Or How I Learned to Stop Searching and Love the Earbuds) by Wasagi Third Prize: How to Properly Excavate Dinosaur Fossils by 94 Check out all the entries, everyone did an awesome job sharing all kids of dinosaur fun! Thanks to the judges: shesparticular, SinAmos, kcls and cokefloat. The Dinosaur group remains open for all dinosaur projects, add yours today!
Topic by mikeasaurus | last reply
I have seen a couple of forums on what you would use in battle, I just want to know what you have.I have:BR18- KILLERKZKAR- ZakBBSA- Bakenbit'z Heavy cannon v5- I_Am_CanadianOodassault pistol- TheDunkisMini-er TDS- TheDunkisOKP- OompaloompaMosquito- TheDunkisKnexsayer- (If you don't know, you must be extremely new to knex weaponry)ZLG - ZakA couple I_A_C war bombs- I just said2 spiffs- I_Am_CanadianA few knives- no clueA few grenades- no clueDragonfly cusomizable crossbow- WickyAnd 95 lbs of knex left over.You have?.......EDIT: Now I have:10 of Carlisle's grenadesKnexsayerBR18Mini BR8ZKAR2KILLERK'S block triggerBBSAOodassault pistolRectangle Mini rectangle3 different single shot pistols mepain designed"Matilda" looking modified ZLG (matilda from resident evil 4.)Heavy cannon v5
Topic by travw | last reply
I am in the process of attracting and catching a toad for an Instructable. There's a few problems with that, but none so big as this: Toads like moist environments. It's a fact. My yard - dry as the Sahara. Well, maybe not that dry, but compared to my neighbors' lawns, it is. My neighbors have nearly constant sprinklers, pools, buckets of water (or as I like to call them, mosquito farms), and always-on exterior lights. In case you don't know, that's nearly heaven for a toad/frog. I go out at twilight/dark to find a toad, and I hear them everywhere - except in my yard. I'd go get one from my neighbor's lawn, but that'd be trespassing, and for a dumb reason. Do any of y'all know of a way that I could turn the toads' attention from my neighbors' lawns to mine? I can't do anything major, like building a pond, but any little things to bring them closer to my home would be good. Thanks, and if I can get a toad, expect to see an iBle coming from me! (Note: substitute frog for toad if you want - it's just that toads are more terrestrial and would in theory be easier to catch.)
Topic by Bran | last reply
Instructables and Lonely Planet are happy to announce the winners of the Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest!The world is a big and crazy place and to truly understand that you need to see it in person. Thanks to the entries in this contest we can learn from the mistakes and successes of others and help plan for a better trip in the future. The advice in these Instructables cover trips both grand and small, but all of the finalists have some advice that would be helpful.With all of the cool travel books from Lonely Planet as prizes we can only hope that these travelers will be planning yet another trip to explore a new place and get another perspective on life.Now, on with the winners! Third Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive their choice of Lonely Planet phrasebook and an Instructables patch and stickers. In random order. When in mosquito bite, use THIS PRODUCT! Tips for the traveling photographer How To Do Waikiki And Oahu On The Cheap The Oh S..t Kit Altoids Tin Emergency Candle Best FREE Things to do at Walt Disney World Some Simple Travel Games for Car and Train Journeys How to: Bathtub laundry How to "Do Toledo" in 30 days (or less) How to travel to London, England - and have a great time! The "i have no clue what geocaching is", geocaching guide! The Robolocity Roaming Instructables Robot Gnome - RoboGnome Second Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive Bluelist 2008: The Best in Travel, choice of a Lonely Planet guidebook, and an Instructables t-shirt. In random order. How to get the BEST out of your travels Urban Survival 101: Mobile Computing on the Fringe Improvised Flip Flops out of a camping mat Bumcamping in Japan pocket sized map book Business travel when you're not going executive class Space saving folding techniques for cloths. Prize (10) The Pocket Pal aka A Gals Other Pocket Pal RadBear's Travel Tips Traveling by Scooter First PrizeThe authors of these Instructables will each receive a choice of Cities, Asia, or Africa photo book, Bluelist 2008: The Best in Travel, choice of a Lonely Planet guidebook, and an Instructables t-shirt. In random order. Handy Tricks: World Traveler Edition by stasterisk Packing for Tropical Travelby aneel Turning a Cruise Full of Old People into a Death Defying Adventure by iwasthinkingaboutsoup
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I woke up around 8 or 9 and took a shower. Sarah and Seba had already left, the Czech couple was still around, but they were gone by the time I got out of the bathroom.I got dressed, threw on my backpack since I did not know if I was coming back, and headed over to a bike store I had seen the day before. I wanted to buy a cheap folding bike, so I could ride between the closer cities. I practiced my Japanese on the guy, who was really polite and helpful, and found out that he had two folding bikes. One was used for about 5,600 Yen, but it was pretty crummy, the other was new and very nice, but about 35,000 yen. I had about 23,000 yen left over from the money I exchanged at the airport, but I was wary about making any large purchases before I knew if my credit/debit card worked, so I said sumimasen and left.Wandered around the burbs of Nagoya for a bit before I stopped off in a chain mini-mart to test if I could get cash from an ATM, I couldn't. Took the subway to downtown, got off at the wrong stop, got back on, and ended up in Central Park, right underneath the large TV tower. I was trying to find something cool to do using my lonely planet guide, and eventually decided the robot museum sounded like fun. After wandering around for a good hour looking for it I gave up (I later found out that it went bankrupt and shut down). I was very disappointed, especially since I was wearing my robot shirt, and had a pocketful of robot stickers. After losing all hope of finding the robots, I went into a large mall (mostly because it was air conditioned) and rode the escalators for a bit. That got boring, so I decided to head over to Nagoya Station. During the long walk, I stopped off in every 7/11, Lawsons, Family Mart, and Circle K I could find, but I could not get money from any of the atms in them, which got me kind of worried.Got to the station and took some pictures. Decided to check out Noritake Garden sine it was not too far away. Got to the garden and relaxed for a while, before heading back towards central park. On the way back I walked through a really colorful open air market. Got to central park, and relaxed for a bit. Much relaxing is required when traveling with a extremely heavy backpack, and it is a gabillion degrees out.While sitting in the park, I looked down to see about 20 mosquitoes feasting on my legs. Those bites are damn itchy. Got on the subway and headed back to Changmi's house. Fell asleep.Japan Day 3
Topic by Tetranitrate | last reply