[Lab] yellow jackets and electricity
darcy at siteware.com
Sat Aug 27 16:32:19 EDT 2011
What about this angle:
A motion detector of some sort.
a 6v battery
a wire grid over the opening
When a yellow jacket is detected we charge the coil and then let it
discharge through the grid.
The relay is to isolate an arduino from the coil charging action...
What sort of coil would I need?
If this will work at all....
Also, what about detecting the bug when it touches the grid? I suppose the
problem with that is I'd need to isolate it from the arduino somehow since
the high voltage will zap the arduino too....
On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:
> Perhaps this can be DIYed:
> I could then just hang the thing near the hole and place some electrodes
> right there.
> On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 12:54 PM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:
>> Let's say I have a nasty yellow jacket nest that's starting to cause
>> I've dealt with these in the past when the next is very exposed but this
>> time I only have access to an opening about an inch where they are coming
>> and going.
>> Has anybody ever tried to put some sort of zapper near an entrance? Seems
>> that should be an easy way to get them.
>> A trap seems to take long because they only go into it once in a while so
>> it takes a long while.
>> I figure if I put a couple of electrodes near the hole, they could
>> complete the gap.
>> If this would work, I wonder how many bugs a couple of D-cells could zap?
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