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Gizmotech
Member since 2011/08/09
1Designs 150Evaluations 37Comments

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  • Rickvdiss
    on 2014/09/17, 11:14 AM

    Dear Gizmotech, I hope I can get your e-mail to contact you about the mosquito trap

  • Niclas Kröger
    on 2011/08/09, 4:11 PM

    Welcome to ScrapLab! I wish you good luck on the contest and a great time in the community!

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Solar Powered Mosquito Trap
2011/08/09
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About my design:

Need: Anthropophilic mosquitoes transmit a number of arboviruses responsible for malaria, yellow fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, epidemic polyarthritis, and several forms of encephalitis.
Design basis: Mosquitoes are attracted to their blood meals by a combination of heat, human body odor, and moisture.
This mosquito trap uses solar heat during the day to melt candle wax held in a recycled 1 liter bottle. When the evening air temperature drops (and when mosquitoes start feeding) the heat of the wax is given off, causing an upward airflow containing moisture and attractant. The air flow force the mosquitoes attracted to the bottom water cup through a chimney up into a trap made of women's hose and mounted to the top. The attractant is simply foot odor collected in an old sock or sweatband worn during the day and washed into a small cup at the bottom of the trap.
This product can be made anywhere around the world suffering the ravages of malaria using free scrap. It is based up proven technology and scientific research used in an injection molded version being offered in developed countries.
Fabrication of this effective device involves about 10 minutes with a knife and a cook stove (to originally melt the wax). Fabrication in quantity can provide jobs for those in the village and cities while local residents or NGO's are the envisioned customers .


Gizmotechon 2011/08/09, 5:10 PM

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This is a sustainable design that has more health benefits than aesthetics.
Elina Presniakovaon 2011/08/09, 7:25 PM


Great idea. I want to try)
Gizmotechon 2011/08/09, 10:00 PM

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@ Elina, perhaps you could help me write up DIY plans for the design if this idea wins.
Elina Presniakovaon 2011/08/10, 5:49 PM


I'm glad to see here again!! I'm always glad to help)))
Nevenaon 2011/08/13, 11:42 PM


I love it, very smart! Did you make a working prototype? It fits well for contests like red dot, if award and dyson award! Have you got any feedback from industries?
Vinally.caon 2011/08/16, 6:11 PM


This is clever, potentially life-saving.
Gizmotechon 2011/08/17, 7:48 PM

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@Vinally... there are more than 225 million cases of malaria, killing around 781000 people each year according to the World Health Organization. Just doing my part with recycled materials to help make traps affordable.
Gizmotechon 2011/08/17, 7:52 PM

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@Nevena... the picture shows the first functional prototype made from recycled plastic bottles. Currently working on simplifying the design so that anyone with a scissors can make them. Hope to encourage collaborators to help come up with alternative solutions. Sorry that it is not more artistic, as a more attractive design might be better accepted into homes.
Gizmotechon 2011/08/17, 8:22 PM

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So who wants to help make this thing look a little nicer... and maybe save the lives of 3/4 a million children and pregnant women a year?
Jeff Fayeon 2011/08/18, 2:51 PM


Nice, I was just reading about traps like these in the paper. Great functional design. Are anthropophilic mosquitoes attracted to light as well?
Gizmotechon 2011/08/18, 4:45 PM

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Thanks for the compliment, Jeff. Anthropophilic mosquitoes cover a wide range of geographic area and even more range in feeding habits. If one was to generalize, mosquitoes typically are attracted to dark, as in dark clothes and dark corners.
Gizmotechon 2011/09/06, 8:50 PM

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Would appreciate any feedback on the new attached description and the instructions on how to make these.
Gizmotechon 2011/09/16, 8:50 PM

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New design being made. Will post once completed.
Rickvdisson 2014/09/10, 2:42 PM


Dear Gizmotech, I am a intern at Tropicare and i am working on a mosquito trap. I was wondering if i can contact u and share our knowlegde?