And the Arduino connection is..?
QuoteAnd the Arduino connection is..?Counting the dead.
Chemicals? LCD display? uController? WiFi?This is potentially the second most over engineered bugzapper I have ever heard of.
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?
Brazil is undergoing an epidemia of a disease called "dengue" or "dengue fever", which is carried by the mosquito 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 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 can be built for about $50 but still hasn't been deployed even though it's backed by Bill Gates.
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.
Quote from: karlboll on Apr 02, 2013, 09:46 amChemicals? 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.