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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable DIY Toyota Prius Key Fob

    Look at step one the rfid chip has a place in the case.

    It should work in the key fob slot and anywhere in the car. Make sure you included the rfid chip.

    Look at step one the RFID chip has a place in the case.

    Not sure i understand you comment but these steps are to replace the case.

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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable LED Security Light

    Thanks for the compliment. I never noticed your comment.

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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable Catch 50 Fleas in One Night

    If you no carpets even better. Fleas tend to lay the eggs in the carpet which can be gross. I would recommend vacuuming and mopping the floors more often. Soapy water with the optional splash of bleach would also keep the floors clean and sanitised.

    Great to hear this project is helping the wildlife. The whole point of the project was the keep fleas under control without negative effects to the environment. Great to hear that this works better than sticky traps.

    I highly disagree with this comment. Most insects cannot see yellow light. Also the research and the whole point of the project was to prove that fleas do not go after heat. Hence a LED light uses less power and is much safer than using a candle.

    Great twist. Hope it works. Looks like the same basic idea.

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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable DIY Toyota Prius Key Fob

    I think I got it off ebay. I don't remember the seller. The cost should be under $20. Look for the cheapest price and go with a generic model. As long as the form factor looks like it matches you should be fine.

    Hey great to hear the results. Really satisfying to hear someone was able to follow my instructions, and save some money. You are correct that this generic replacement is slightly different and doesn't have the Toyota logo. However, I do find that the plastic is more sturdy and the buttons also seem more solid. So far mine is still working great.

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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable Catch 50 Fleas In One Night

    One part of the project was to make a cheap flea trap. This trap only uses a few drops of soap. Using lots of dish soap would create a similar affect, but soap costs more than using water.

    This type of flea trap is a good way to catch fleas, but it's also a good way to see how many fleas you might have in your house. When you used it after cleaning its more like a flea sensor now to double check your work. If you catch very little it most likely means that you don't have a flea problem. This is good news.

    Actually you do NEED a light source. The only way this is working for you is if your room is dangerously infested with fleas. Have you ever seen moths going towards a flame?If you had read my instructions I detail that the main reason for this project was to show that the fleas are not going towards the HEAT, but rather are attracted to the LIGHT.

    Any light source will work. The night light works great because it can safely be over the water. Remember safety first. Also be advised that a lamp will use a lot more power to keep on all night vs a night light. An LED night light is probably the lowest power sources of light possible, unless you have an LED lamp.

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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable Catch 50 Fleas In One Night

    Great work. I love seeing the photo. I would do this for a few nights and put fresh water until you stop catching fleas.

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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable Catch 50 Fleas In One Night

    Let us know the results. If you don't actually have pets this should work quite fast.

    Sure thing. Let us know the results.

    Neat trick. Any light source should work including a candle. Please be careful with an open flame and I wouldn't leave unattended. Also, the research shows that fleas are not attracted to heat, but rather are attracted to the light.

    I would do one room at a time. Rotate each night until you have the done all the rooms and you can also see the results, without having to buy anything extra for each room. Any night light should work great. I prefer LED night lights because they only use pennies of electricity per year.

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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable Catch 50 Fleas In One Night

    I do not recommend any chemicals in the home. It is simply not needed and if you do a quick read on the warning label I'm sure it will be enough for you to think twice.

    Great question. My guess would be that the radius is the amount of the light that is easily visible in the room. So any standard room would be fine. Think of a light house casting its light into ocean for the faraway ships.

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