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'Star Wars' Laser Kills Mosquitoes

Any ideas on building a economical version?

Motion tracking, auto focus cam and a "Fire" or "Next target" mode.

You know, sit on my laptop and wage war on the flying bugs.


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Default Re: "Bug Zapper" 405nm 700mw

That sci book that the article references sounds interesting.
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Default Re: "Bug Zapper" 405nm 700mw

A 445 might be better since you get 9mm dioides that do 3 watts. I killed like 12+ bugs

one time i burned a spider and didnt cut the web it was hanging there for days.
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Default Re: "Bug Zapper" 405nm 700mw

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A 445 might be better since you get 9mm dioides that do 3 watts. I killed like 12+ bugs

one time i burned a spider and didnt cut the web it was hanging there for days.
1 watt should be more than enough to fry bugs especially with them being targeted one at a time.

The 405nm diodes are single mode with outstanding divergence compared with the 445s.

Also a 445 of 3-7 watts has more potential for causing "collateral damage" while it fries bugs.

Though I suppose you could make the argument that the 405s longer range is also a risk for "collateral damage".
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