14 Jan '12, 6pm

Hacktastic Mosquito Trap Made From Old Charger Case, Computer Fan, Cell Phone Battery, LEDs, & Bag

Hacktastic Mosquito Trap Made From Old Charger Case, Computer Fan, Cell Phone Battery, LEDs, & Bag

wild_turkey5300 /CC BY 2.0 Mosquito. A Bangladeshi man has invented a better mosquito trap, constructed mostly of used parts from personal electronics. Attracted to LED's at the trap opening, and pulled in by an old PC cooling fan, skeeters are trapped from dusk 'til dawn, ending up in a small bag that gets dumped every morning. Efficacy of this computer parts-based trap needs to be evalued not just on it's own, however. Culture and individual behaviors are critical to efficacy. A single technology for prevention of insect bites, what epidemiologists would refer to as an exposure reduction technique , is best understood by looking at the efficacy of all reduction technologies that might used at once, based on local beliefs, attitude, and culture. Example : at a back yard picnic in the US, some will choose to wear the mosquito 'repellant' DEET, others will choose to say in ...

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