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Re: Tips for mosquito bites

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:11 am

Sailorman wrote:I have friends that invite me to Bar-B-Qs to keep the mosquitos off everyone else.
LOL! Where we come from you can buy a modified peizzo (sp?) igniter to zap the bite, does the same thing.
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Re: Tips for mosquito bites

Post by Sailorman » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:17 am

I'm waiting for flying drones to get small enough to chase/kill mosys. Or computer guided laser beam machine to zap them at Bar-B-Qs.
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Re: Tips for mosquito bites

Post by OrangeDragon » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:41 pm

Sailorman wrote: Or computer guided laser beam machine to zap them at Bar-B-Qs.
Phonetic Fence. It can kill up to 50 to 100 mosquitoes a second.


The frustrating part is the dev company that made it doesn't seem to really be doing a lot with moving it past prototype and has zero interest in licensing it out. I contacted them with a legitimate concept for building it out using much lighter hardware with lower power needs that could be built to use solar charging in the day to run it at night... in countries like this and Uganda it would work great for decreasing mosquito population by placing them in marshy areas to kill them off.

It's primary criticism is that the countries that need it don't have good access to electricity, but on solar it could run until it's nearly drained then go into standby until it's recharged in the daylight for use again next night. Even if it's only able to run for 4 hours on the batteries, at 50 mozzies a second that would be 14,000 a night per unit... pretty good numbers really. in a high risk area running 3 of those with that result would remove 1.2 million mosquitos a month from the area.
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Re: Tips for mosquito bites

Post by Tim Linkinwater » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:06 pm

What a brilliant thing.
I can't see the clip for some reason, so have to imagine what it's like. You could stick it round/over a fish farm: free feed as well as the pleasure of watching the bastards die.
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Re: Tips for mosquito bites

Post by OrangeDragon » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:25 pm

Tim Linkinwater wrote:What a brilliant thing.
I can't see the clip for some reason, so have to imagine what it's like. You could stick it round/over a fish farm: free feed as well as the pleasure of watching the bastards die.
:beer3:

To bad their being tight with the design specs/software and letting the project stagnate.

I would like to make a port of it that would run on old android phones, then there would be a use for them after they're "obsolete" that could really do some good. Low power consumption, decent processing capability, IO port... everything you need for a "core" of one of those units.
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Re: Tips for mosquito bites

Post by indigo_design » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:05 pm

You can use an ordinary lighter.

Just light it for 5 seconds so the metal gets hot (but not too hot) and push it against the bite.

Apparently it breaks down the protien that causes the itching.
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Re: Tips for mosquito bites

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:48 pm

indigo_design wrote:Apparently it breaks down the protien that causes the itching.
I believe that's what the shock of the peizzo igniter does, too. Personally I'd rather use heat.
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Re: Tips for mosquito bites

Post by Tim Linkinwater » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:07 pm

OrangeDragon wrote:
Tim Linkinwater wrote:What a brilliant thing.
I can't see the clip for some reason, so have to imagine what it's like. You could stick it round/over a fish farm: free feed as well as the pleasure of watching the bastards die.
:beer3:

To bad their being tight with the design specs/software and letting the project stagnate.

I would like to make a port of it that would run on old android phones, then there would be a use for them after they're "obsolete" that could really do some good. Low power consumption, decent processing capability, IO port... everything you need for a "core" of one of those units.
You have the cut of an evil genius, young fella m' lad. I'd be very interested in this....lemme know if you get any further with info. I can see a whole aquaponics set up with this at the head.

One little thing (don't want to pull the thread off topic). How come I can't watch clips on this site? They just show as sort of washed-out white.
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Re: Tips for mosquito bites

Post by vladimir » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:12 pm

StroppyChops wrote:Apparently there is recent science that explains why mosquitoes are attracted to some people but not others, I'll see if I can find it.
They avoid stressed-out people.

They avoid unhealthy people.
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Re: Tips for mosquito bites

Post by vladimir » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:17 pm

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