This Arduino-Powered Mosquito Killer Keeps Bugs At Bay

It's hard to imagine many things worse than a house full of mosquitos. If you need some help quelling an infestation, this Arduino-powered vaporiser can do the job on a custom schedule.

Instructables user jack1986 was having trouble sleeping at night because of all the mosquitos in his apartment. He bought an insect-repelling vaporizer to keep them at bay, but he was racking up a high electric bill by keeping it on all the time. His walkthrough details how he hooked the vaporizer up to an Arduino board so that it would only run at night, or in mosquito-friendly warm weather. It's a pretty advanced project, but if you know Arduino and mosquitos are keeping you up at night, this is a really cool way to get rid of them.

Remake the Mosquito Killer (Arduino) [Instructables]


Comments

    Seems very over-designed. A simple $5 timer could do the same thing. As for the heat issue, you could always just turn it on during warm nights.

      But everything needs an Arduino solution... Everything!
      I myself am working on a project that will make removing toilet paper from the dispenser obsolete. Stay tuned for more life changing Arduino Updates.

      As another solution, one could simply purchase the materials for a barebones arduino: an AtMega8 (about $3.75), a 16 Mhz crystal oscillator circuit ~$1.00, a prototype perfboard (~$3), a 28-pin dip socket ($0.50), and a power regulator circuit ~1.00. Simply use an Uno as a programmer and have an embedded arduino for less than 10 dollars. (No USB, though...)

    Yea, I'd rather buy one of those Christmas lights timers than occupy my entire Arduino for ever just for this.

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now