Automatic Mosquito Killing Bucket

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This project gives you total rest from mosquitoes because it work automatically. You have to just make effort for one time for make it.

Step 1:

Firstly, take your mosquito killer racket and open it because we have to make some modification to make it automatic.

Step 2:

Now, take out circuit and battery so we can work on it properly.

Step 3:

In circuit we have 2 switch. 1st is two-way switch. It is On/Off switch so we leave it for now. 2nd is push-button switch which is we are looking for.

Connect it's both legs by soldering.

Step 4:

Now, last thing is battery, so in my case I have in built rechargeable battery but in your case you may have AAA battery socket so remove from their connection.

Take DC adapter. I took 5V DC mobile charge and removed it's port and take out two wire. Red is positive and white is negative.

After removing wire from battery or socket, connect circuit's positive and negative wire with DC adapter's positive and negative wire respectively.

We are done. Now screw it back.

Step 5:

Take any bucket and put this wired mosquito killer racket on it and I put some boxes to balance it properly. You can put any light source in the bucket. Plug-in adapter and switch it on.

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    saadland

    9 months ago

    really nice idea!!! instate of chasing mosquitos all evening, but I just have one question: is it effective?? I mean, do they come to it to get killed??
    I dont doubt the electronic, I just have some doubt about the trap aspect...

    WOW!

    THAT BRINGS ME BACK MEMORIES AND MAKES ME REMEMBER WHEN I MAKE TWO OF THESE INVENTIONS AND I PASSING TIME HEARD THE MOSQUITOES AND FLIES EXPLOITED EXPLODED IN THE HIGH VOLTAGE METALLIC NET WHEN THEY WERE GET ELECTRIC SHOCKS...
    IT WAS VERY FUNNY AND ONCE INSTRUCTIVE... GREAT WORK MY FRIEND!!!
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    silkier

    2 years ago

    Sorry, but what is a Mosquito Racket (Racquet?) ?

    It would be helpful if you mentioned that at some point for us who don't know of these things.

    I am assuming that it somehow zaps the skeeters and they fall into the bucket dead, am I correct?

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    Mikeablesilkier

    Reply 1 year ago

    This explains what a mosquito racket is: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Mosquito+Racket

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    Joeyjan19silkier

    Reply 2 years ago

    for sale at Harbor Freight for about 3 dollars......it's great for swating flies.

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    silkierJoeyjan19

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you for all the helpful replies. I did Google it to find out more as where I am we have a horrendous mosquito problem and any weapon is welcome in my armoury.

    Please remember all you folks in the USA that this is an international site and there are many places in the world where "Harbor Freight" is not even comprehensible let alone a shop.

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    Jameeluddinsilkier

    Reply 2 years ago

    Also know as Mosquito swatter... Mosquito Racket is a Badminton racket shaped, with three layers of aluminium net inside (see uploaded picture). The middle layer aluminium net is charged with high voltage around 2000 Volts ( Be safe... dont try to insert your finger inside, to touch this high charged net. Otherwise u will get a nice electric shock) & while the outer two layers are grounded. This high voltage is obtained by a mean of electronic circuit, which contains a small step up transformer & a capacitor connected in parallel combination. This electronic circuit is powered by two AA size 1.5 Volts battery.

    Now when this Mosquito racket is moved against a flying Mosquito, the Mosquito gets in contact with live net & grounded net. Hence get burned instantaneously with a sound like this fat..fat...fat.

    You can buy this Mosquito racket on www.aliexpress.com which is a chines e-commerce website. Just got to this website & type Mosquito swatter in search box. You will find lots of Mosquito racket with free international shipping worldwide. Now you don't need to live in America to buy a Mosquito racket.

    "WORLD DON'T STARTS & END IN AMERICA.POWER IS SHIFTING FROM WEST TO EAST"

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    fraser02bluenz

    Reply 2 years ago

    uhhhhh... is not, you can buy them at any supermarket in NZ... i live there and have bought them before.

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    bluenzfraser02

    Reply 2 years ago

    Ok, banned in Aus, I haven't been back to NZ for many years. ( unless they've been legalised there in the last 6 yrs as well??? ) the ones we get here are rubbish, lucky if they even last a year, but what woudl you expect for only $3.

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    Mohammade9bluenz

    Reply 2 years ago

    Most of the failure before 1 year is from the switch/push button.

    You can either replace or tweak it. I have repaired 2 rackets on the push button switch. In Indonesia it is around AUS$3-$5.

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    Mohammade9Mohammade9

    Reply 2 years ago

    i mean the racket price. the push button is around $0.2.

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    Waste Of Spacebluenz

    Reply 2 years ago

    I just bought one in Australia.

    When I tried to bring a few into the country s few years ago, customs took them from me.

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    Zipwiresilkier

    Reply 2 years ago

    You are correct. It is a battery operated electronic bug zapper that is shaped like a tennis racket. It is used like a fly swatter. You can buy one in US for about $5.

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    ooohlaaZipwire

    Reply 2 years ago

    ACTUALLY THEY ARE 2.99 IN HARBOR FREIGHT AND SOMETIMES YU CAN GET A 20% OFF COUPON SO THEY ARE REALLY CHEAP. Here in FL mosquitoes keep me company all day, sun or shade, everyday, obnoxious. I have 2 racquets to swat them with, i go up to the wall and zapper them. I have lots of tall trees and they hang out all day in the shade because my neighbor never cleans their brush from the property line and they breed almost anywhere damp, any curled leaf will do. I will surely try some version of this idea indoors i think in the shower stall, hoping my cats don't knock it over.

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    manicmonday

    2 years ago

    Mosquitoes are not attracted to light. They are attracted to CO2 and stagnant water. You can use sugar water and bread yeast to produce CO2, or a few drops of milk in water to make it stagnate.

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    jimmie.c.boswellmanicmonday

    Reply 2 years ago

    not exactly true, mosquitoes are attracted to the range of infrared body heat. which explains why some people, are attacked more than others in a group because of their skin temperature. mosquitoes, are also attracted to standing water for breeding. CO2 is only a partial method, mosquitoes use for sensing warm blooded mammals. using CO2 alone, without the body heat range may not be all that effective to trap mosquitoes. but standing water they use for procreation, will most always attract mosquitoes before or after feeding.

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    fraser02jimmie.c.boswell

    Reply 2 years ago

    What you say is also true, don't see how it means they aren't attracted to the mixture i mentioned?

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    jimmie.c.boswellfraser02

    Reply 2 years ago

    when hunting any prey, the more you know their habits and what they like. the more successful of a hunt, you will have.

    if you put a whole carrot under a trip box, your not going to catch any rabbits. rabbits do not recognize carrots as food, unless you break it open so they can smell the inside. they, only recognize the top green side as food. but they will, eat cooked chicken, turkey and beef.

    the more enticing you set a trap, the more successful the trap. in this case you, are trying to emulate a warm blooded mammal and/or breeding ground as close as economically possible. and you want to eliminate, as many as possible.

    the ideal situation, would be to attract only mosquitos or other specific pests and not harm beneficial insects.