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Cellular Controlled, 3D Printed, Rodent Chaser
1/29/2014

The rodent chaser in all its glory.
The rodent chaser in all its glory.

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mario2014
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when and how much?
mario2014   2/7/2014 1:18:17 PM
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when we can use these 3D objects, and how you think it will cost?

Caleb Kraft
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Re: A better mousetrap
Caleb Kraft   1/31/2014 9:48:58 AM
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Well, I suspect he just wanted to take a peek and see if there was any evidence of the rodents. It isn't like the little bot could really do anything without further expansion.

 

I wondered about the battery issue as well. He could always build another robot to retrieve the first!

DrQuine
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A better mousetrap
DrQuine   1/29/2014 7:18:44 PM
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An interesting use of a 3D printer. I'd think that using Infrared lights might reduce the warning provided to the rodents and their sense of being "targeted" (regardless of the light, they can hear the vehicle). Another strategy might be to drive the device into a likely location (perhaps with a little peanut butter bait or even a mousetrap) and then wait with the video running to detect motion in the image. Finally, I wonder what happens when the batteries run out in a shallow crawl space.  Is it time to start lifting floor boards upstairs to retrieve the $500 phone and vehicle?

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