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Title: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: uas_1 on Apr 01, 2013, 07:44 pm
HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
(*Lots and lots of mosquitos.)

I don't hate mosquitos. Truly, I don't. But the annoying, flying bug is more than a source of painful bumps and lost sleep: it's a killer that we can stop.
Mosquitos carry diseases, and every year hundreds of thousands of people die preventable deaths because of these tiny insects.

I love arduino. Here my results...

My miBox is the new mosquito trap designed specifically for indoor home use. Just place the miBox somewhere in your house and you'll never have to worry about the annoying little insects again.
I invented miBox to bring effective home mosquito control to everyone, which is why I want you to help me fund my invention through my indiegogo fundraising campaign: mosquitointrouble. I've also set up a website, mosquitointrouble.com (http://mosquitointrouble.com), where the miBox will be available after the indigogo campaign ends. The campaign itself at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-home-mosquito-trap/x/911985 (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-home-mosquito-trap/x/911985)

Thanks for your support!


more informations see also the attached PDF-File


please download the second pdf file. the fist is corrupt.
or get it at: http://www.mosquitointrouble.com/press/

Yes, it catches aedes aegypti too!
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: robtillaart on Apr 01, 2013, 09:22 pm
Very important to fight malaria!

1) The attached PDF is corrupted somehow (could not read it)

2) Can you tell anything about the design?  How the Arduino "catches" the mosquitos?
   
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: AWOL on Apr 01, 2013, 09:41 pm
And the Arduino connection is..?
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: AlxDroidDev on Apr 01, 2013, 09:46 pm
Brazil is undergoing an epidemia of a disease called "dengue" or "dengue fever (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dengue_fever)", which is carried by the mosquito Aedes aegypti (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aedes_aegypti).

The disaease causes very high fevers, strong headaches and the platelets count (one of the cells in blood, also known as thrombocytes) is diminished to a near-fatal level. There is no definite cure for dengue. if you get dengue for a second time, the chance of survival is only 2% (that is right: TWO percent!). There is no vaccine, no nothing. If you get it, you take some paracetamol to fight the pain and hope your body, your immune system, can counter-attack the virus.

To this moment, in 2013 in Brazil, over 1,500 people have died of dengue with over 32,000 cases.

If you design something that is proven to be truly effective against the Aegis aegypti, I can guarantee you will be a very rich man selling that in Brazil.

I know for a fact (because my wife is a researcher in cellular biology, working on her post-doctorate) that EVERY MAJOR university in Brazil has researches on fighting that specific mosquito. The govern is giving away truckloads of money to fund researches on fighting dengue, on whatever front it is (killing the virus, killing the mosquito, curing the disease, etc).

Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: Coding Badly on Apr 02, 2013, 08:29 am
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And the Arduino connection is..?


Counting the dead.
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: retrolefty on Apr 02, 2013, 08:42 am

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And the Arduino connection is..?


Counting the dead.



Ah, so It's arduino interrupt driven with a mosquito++ in the ISR?

Lefty
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: Coding Badly on Apr 02, 2013, 09:03 am

XD
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: fungus on Apr 02, 2013, 09:08 am
I think mosquitoes are smarter than this and anything that needs electricity and constant chemical refills probably won't work out too well in the sort of places that need it most.

Worse, it's far too expensive. A better technology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosquito_laser) can be built for about $50 but still hasn't been deployed even though it's backed by Bill Gates.

Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: karlboll on Apr 02, 2013, 09:46 am
Chemicals? LCD display? uController? WiFi?
This is potentially the second most over engineered bugzapper I have ever heard of. First place ofcourse forever belongs to the "photonic fence" based on Star Wars tech to shoot the suckers with a laser.
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: fungus on Apr 02, 2013, 10:39 am

Chemicals? LCD display? uController? WiFi?
This is potentially the second most over engineered bugzapper I have ever heard of.


It's a first-world bug zapper, USA version. People buy worse value stuff than this on Home Shopping Channel.
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: uas_1 on Apr 02, 2013, 11:59 am

Very important to fight malaria!

1) The attached PDF is corrupted somehow (could not read it)

2) Can you tell anything about the design?  How the Arduino "catches" the mosquitos?
   


to 1: i have uploaded the pdf file again. Please download the second.
to 2: there is a airstream inside which sucks the mosquitoes in if they too close.
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: uas_1 on Apr 02, 2013, 12:03 pm

Brazil is undergoing an epidemia of a disease called "dengue" or "dengue fever (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dengue_fever)", which is carried by the mosquito Aedes aegypti (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aedes_aegypti).

The disaease causes very high fevers, strong headaches and the platelets count (one of the cells in blood, also known as thrombocytes) is diminished to a near-fatal level. There is no definite cure for dengue. if you get dengue for a second time, the chance of survival is only 2% (that is right: TWO percent!). There is no vaccine, no nothing. If you get it, you take some paracetamol to fight the pain and hope your body, your immune system, can counter-attack the virus.

To this moment, in 2013 in Brazil, over 1,500 people have died of dengue with over 32,000 cases.

If you design something that is proven to be truly effective against the Aegis aegypti, I can guarantee you will be a very rich man selling that in Brazil.

I know for a fact (because my wife is a researcher in cellular biology, working on her post-doctorate) that EVERY MAJOR university in Brazil has researches on fighting that specific mosquito. The govern is giving away truckloads of money to fund researches on fighting dengue, on whatever front it is (killing the virus, killing the mosquito, curing the disease, etc).




I tested it not in Brazil, its too far from my home. But it catches all types of bloodsucking mosquitoes. Read more on my website. I tested it in 4 countries in europe and usa. The result was a range of different variations of bloodsucking mosquitoes.
Hey, spread the word in Brazil!
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: uas_1 on Apr 02, 2013, 12:06 pm

I think mosquitoes are smarter than this and anything that needs electricity and constant chemical refills probably won't work out too well in the sort of places that need it most.

Worse, it's far too expensive. A better technology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosquito_laser) can be built for about $50 but still hasn't been deployed even though it's backed by Bill Gates.



Hey, the mosquitoes are not as clever as you think. I tested it over years now.
The fencething as you linked is a bit overdone. Its a virtual fence, which has a big big hole on the top. Like a open mosquitonet. 
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: uas_1 on Apr 02, 2013, 12:08 pm

Chemicals? LCD display? uController? WiFi?
This is potentially the second most over engineered bugzapper I have ever heard of. First place ofcourse forever belongs to the "photonic fence" based on Star Wars tech to shoot the suckers with a laser.


Its not a bugzapper, its a bugsucker.
Yes, iam a geek, i like arduino and all the technical stuff. But if you check out my website, there is also a simple version, which is much cheaper and do the job too.
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: uas_1 on Apr 02, 2013, 12:09 pm


Chemicals? LCD display? uController? WiFi?
This is potentially the second most over engineered bugzapper I have ever heard of.


It's a first-world bug zapper, USA version. People buy worse value stuff than this on Home Shopping Channel.



hey, its not a zapper. See my website to get the whole story. And iam a one man show. And yes, iam a geek. :)
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on Apr 02, 2013, 12:13 pm
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to 1: i have uploaded the pdf file again. Please download the second.

I still can't read the PDF it just comes out blank.
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: uas_1 on Apr 02, 2013, 12:41 pm

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to 1: i have uploaded the pdf file again. Please download the second.

I still can't read the PDF it just comes out blank.


you can download it here:
http://www.mosquitointrouble.com/press/
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: AWOL on Apr 02, 2013, 12:50 pm
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This naturally occurring has is the same
thing you breathe our when you exhale,

sp. "gas"
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: uas_1 on Apr 02, 2013, 05:31 pm

Quote
This naturally occurring has is the same
thing you breathe our when you exhale,

sp. "gas"

fixed. thanks
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: AWOL on Apr 04, 2013, 02:31 pm
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This naturally occurring has is the same
thing you breathe our when you exhale, and to
mosquitos, it's like a siren song.

sp. "gas", "out"
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: focalist on Apr 04, 2013, 03:57 pm
My personal favorite and eco friendly option is to re-use a soda two-liter bottle.  Stick a couple around the yard- they work.  Well.  My kids actually argue over who gets to make the mosquito traps we put out the day before we are planning to have folks over.

Cut off the top about 1/3 the way down the bottle, flip it and place inside the bottle to form a funnel into the remainder of the bottle.  Attach with tape.

Make a solution of 1/4 cup brown sugar in two cups warm water, allow to come to room temperature, and then toss in a packet of yeast.  Pour the mess into the bottle via the funnel.

Sugar and yeast make CO2 for long periods.  Mosquitoes hunt by CO2.  They follow the Co2 down the funnel, and then cannot get back out.  Kills THOUSANDS of mosquitoes a day, give it a try.  If you want, skip making sugar water and just use some of the soda, or best possible-  use the half bottle of soda the kids left out on the counter.


Eco-friendly, Non-toxic, Can be made by anyone.. and essentially Free, to boot!  I get that your project is directed at people that have.. ummm... much more money than need... "Skymall" sells this kind of thing.  I just don't see how the poverty-stricken folk are going to buy something that costs $100+ per room and provides less than 100% protection, like netting does.  It's cute, but how practical is this for the poverty-stricken folk of Brazil this is aimed at?

:)

I'll take a look at your project... Take a minute and take a look at mine, if you would:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-bishop-valve-intelligent-residential-gas-safety-valve/x/2548500 (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-bishop-valve-intelligent-residential-gas-safety-valve/x/2548500)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gQr8-DmZPk

I remember an addage from Spanish class in High School:  ""En Boca Cerrada, No Entra Moscas.."

Longer term, the best solution is treating the area's standing water with a culture of Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelii- it's a bacteria which is predatory on the nymphs of the mosquito.  Very effective, safe, and cheap.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacillus_thuringiensis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacillus_thuringiensis)  I have a half dozen "pucks" of retail-sold culture, waiting for the warmer weather to toss into the swampy spot behind my fence.. without BTI, it's moquito heaven.  With BTI, even my neighbors comment on how many fewer mosquitoes are around.

BTI was used after Katrina in the New Orleans area to treat swimming pools which had become nothing more than bug farms after they were abandoned.. the military and department of the interior both have programs implementing BTI as a disease control measure in the works.

http://www.summitchemical.com/mosquito/mosquito-dunks (http://www.summitchemical.com/mosquito/mosquito-dunks)  They can now be bought at Home Depot and Walmart.
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: focalist on Apr 04, 2013, 05:37 pm
Oh, worth mentioning:  If you do the soda bottle thing, it works very well for other home and yard pests also.  Simply use an attractant that is specific to the bugs you want to stop.

Flies respond well with a small wad of meat or dog droppings as an attractant.  Always add some water, it both helps spread the odor and drowns the bugs.  Just about anything nasty is good for flies.  As more and more flies die and the whole mess gets nastier, it only gets MORE effective as time goes on.

Sugar water (add some borax for extra killing power) always is good for ants and many other crawlies.

Yellow Jackets and Japanese Beetles work well with their respective phermone attractant packs, they can be bought as "refills" for the commercially made version of the same trap idea.  By the way, FYI-  Yellow Jacket Phermone Attractant works very well.  As in you should never ever ever ever NEVER consider squirting one through the window of a random car in a parking lot at the ball game.  Ever.   ]:D

The scheme also scales up nicely:

55 gallon drum, inverted cone "funnel" of sheet metal, hang a couple of corn cobs a few inches higher than the rim.  Rats, Squirrels, etc- put a foot of water in the bottom.  Come back in a few days and dump the bodies, add more water.  A slightly different but even more effective rat eliminator is a chunk of rain downspout with the bait hanging in front of the end.  Place it over the barrel and have it pivot so that when the rat runs down the pipe to get the bait, it's own weight causes the downspout pipe to pivot, dumping the rat into the barrel.  With the weight of the rat gone, the spout falls back down and is reset... next "customer" please...

It's also possible to do something similar with a tanker truck and Raspberry Pi or Arduino Due.  I'm a decent swimmer, but....
Title: Re: THE HOME MOSQUITO TRAP | HELP ME KILL MOSQUITOS* AND SAVE LIVES
Post by: tytower on Apr 05, 2013, 11:21 pm
I think the original post is just an advertising prank and maybe a virus spreading prank at that.
I noticed also that the second pdf does not download so why does he leave it there ?

All the references just give you the same advertising speel and nothing is said of any Arduino connection

I think his posts  should be removed but leave the soda pop posts .
I use them all the time for fruit flys and very effective they are even with a splash of beer in them