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OT: Blinding Bugs with a Laser Pointer

Started by D from BC November 30, 2009
I saw a bug on my ceiling...
Which reminded me of a utube video of a spider chasing after a laser
spot.
So I get the laser pointer(actually a laser distance measurement tool)
and aim it near the bug.
It flies!
I don't like flies and when it relanded on the ceiling I decided to do
a less friendly test.. Laser blinding! muhahahhaha.... :P

I rested the laser spot all over the fly. A good 30 seconds.
I probably fried every light receptor.
The fly took off did a few chaotic circles in the air and I lost track
of it.
It did not reland on the ceiling. 

I need more power! :P
1W laser fly zapper project???
With sniper scope of course :)

On a sunny day (Mon, 30 Nov 2009 01:45:09 -0800) it happened D from BC
<myrealaddress@comic.com> wrote in
<l837h5d1nauevf6bc1cc6kvoe6vt7d4eak@4ax.com>:

>I saw a bug on my ceiling... >Which reminded me of a utube video of a spider chasing after a laser >spot. >So I get the laser pointer(actually a laser distance measurement tool) >and aim it near the bug. >It flies! >I don't like flies and when it relanded on the ceiling I decided to do >a less friendly test.. Laser blinding! muhahahhaha.... :P > >I rested the laser spot all over the fly. A good 30 seconds. >I probably fried every light receptor. >The fly took off did a few chaotic circles in the air and I lost track >of it. >It did not reland on the ceiling. > >I need more power! :P >1W laser fly zapper project??? >With sniper scope of course :) >
Some time ago it was discussed here to use a laser from an old DVD burner. I joked you could scan using a mirror assembly, and when you get a reflection increase power and burn the bug. Joked the experiment would leave all sorts of burning spots on the wall paper. Then a while ago I read somebody at NASA actually did it, and they can, from the reflection frequency, even determine what sort of bug is in the beam, and *only* shoot mosquitos that way... No it was not April 1, but hey, I did think of it first :-) NASA reads this group?
Jan Panteltje wrote:
> On a sunny day (Mon, 30 Nov 2009 01:45:09 -0800) it happened D from BC > <myrealaddress@comic.com> wrote in > <l837h5d1nauevf6bc1cc6kvoe6vt7d4eak@4ax.com>: > >> I saw a bug on my ceiling... >> Which reminded me of a utube video of a spider chasing after a laser >> spot. >> So I get the laser pointer(actually a laser distance measurement tool) >> and aim it near the bug. >> It flies! >> I don't like flies and when it relanded on the ceiling I decided to do >> a less friendly test.. Laser blinding! muhahahhaha.... :P >> >> I rested the laser spot all over the fly. A good 30 seconds. >> I probably fried every light receptor. >> The fly took off did a few chaotic circles in the air and I lost track >> of it. >> It did not reland on the ceiling. >> >> I need more power! :P >> 1W laser fly zapper project??? >> With sniper scope of course :) >> > Some time ago it was discussed here to use a laser from an old DVD burner. > I joked you could scan using a mirror assembly, and when you get a reflection > increase power and burn the bug. > Joked the experiment would leave all sorts of burning spots on the wall paper. > Then a while ago I read somebody at NASA actually did it, > and they can, from the reflection frequency, even determine what sort of bug > is in the beam, and *only* shoot mosquitos that way... > No it was not April 1, but hey, I did think of it first :-) > > NASA reads this group?
Just waiting for someone with an odd shaped iris and his lawyer. -- Dirk http://www.transcendence.me.uk/ - Transcendence UK http://www.theconsensus.org/ - A UK political party http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onetribe - Occult Talk Show
On a sunny day (Mon, 30 Nov 2009 16:36:26 +0000) it happened Dirk Bruere at
NeoPax <dirk.bruere@gmail.com> wrote in <7niajrF3m7a4jU1@mid.individual.net>:

>Jan Panteltje wrote: >> On a sunny day (Mon, 30 Nov 2009 01:45:09 -0800) it happened D from BC >> <myrealaddress@comic.com> wrote in >> <l837h5d1nauevf6bc1cc6kvoe6vt7d4eak@4ax.com>: >> >>> I saw a bug on my ceiling... >>> Which reminded me of a utube video of a spider chasing after a laser >>> spot. >>> So I get the laser pointer(actually a laser distance measurement tool) >>> and aim it near the bug. >>> It flies! >>> I don't like flies and when it relanded on the ceiling I decided to do >>> a less friendly test.. Laser blinding! muhahahhaha.... :P >>> >>> I rested the laser spot all over the fly. A good 30 seconds. >>> I probably fried every light receptor. >>> The fly took off did a few chaotic circles in the air and I lost track >>> of it. >>> It did not reland on the ceiling. >>> >>> I need more power! :P >>> 1W laser fly zapper project??? >>> With sniper scope of course :) >>> >> Some time ago it was discussed here to use a laser from an old DVD burner. >> I joked you could scan using a mirror assembly, and when you get a reflection >> increase power and burn the bug. >> Joked the experiment would leave all sorts of burning spots on the wall paper. >> Then a while ago I read somebody at NASA actually did it, >> and they can, from the reflection frequency, even determine what sort of bug >> is in the beam, and *only* shoot mosquitos that way... >> No it was not April 1, but hey, I did think of it first :-) >> >> NASA reads this group? > >Just waiting for someone with an odd shaped iris and his lawyer. > >-- >Dirk
Well, it could be programmed to target lawyers I guess:-)
On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:55:38 GMT, Jan Panteltje
<pNaonStpealmtje@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Some time ago it was discussed here to use a laser from an old DVD burner. >I joked you could scan using a mirror assembly, and when you get a reflection >increase power and burn the bug. >Joked the experiment would leave all sorts of burning spots on the wall paper. >Then a while ago I read somebody at NASA actually did it, >and they can, from the reflection frequency, even determine what sort of bug >is in the beam, and *only* shoot mosquitos that way... >No it was not April 1, but hey, I did think of it first :-) > >NASA reads this group?
Neato.. I wonder if it'll become a pest control method.. For example.. A laser unit is placed on the floor, turned on and then it starts scanning for crawling bugs ...especially roaches. The scan height is low for low odds of blinding someone. When a roach has been detected, a deadly pulse is triggered. If there's no misses then it might be possible there will be no damage to the baseboards (burnt spots) and low risk of setting the house on fire. :P
On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 10:15:01 -0800, D from BC <myrealaddress@comic.com> wrote:
>On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:55:38 GMT, Jan Panteltje ><pNaonStpealmtje@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>Some time ago it was discussed here to use a laser from an old DVD burner. >>I joked you could scan using a mirror assembly, and when you get a reflection >>increase power and burn the bug. >>Joked the experiment would leave all sorts of burning spots on the wall paper. >>Then a while ago I read somebody at NASA actually did it, >>and they can, from the reflection frequency, even determine what sort of bug >>is in the beam, and *only* shoot mosquitos that way... >>No it was not April 1, but hey, I did think of it first :-) >> >>NASA reads this group?
>Neato..
>I wonder if it'll become a pest control method.. >For example.. >A laser unit is placed on the floor, turned on and then it starts >scanning for crawling bugs ...especially roaches. >The scan height is low for low odds of blinding someone. >When a roach has been detected, a deadly pulse is triggered.
>If there's no misses then it might be possible there will be no damage >to the baseboards (burnt spots) and low risk of setting the house on >fire. :P
The amount of power to blind a bug should be orders of magnatude less than that which would cause baseboard burn spots.
In article <l837h5d1nauevf6bc1cc6kvoe6vt7d4eak@4ax.com>, D from BC
<myrealaddress@comic.com> wrote:

> I saw a bug on my ceiling... > Which reminded me of a utube video of a spider chasing after a laser > spot. > So I get the laser pointer(actually a laser distance measurement tool) > and aim it near the bug. > It flies! > I don't like flies and when it relanded on the ceiling I decided to do > a less friendly test.. Laser blinding! muhahahhaha.... :P > > I rested the laser spot all over the fly. A good 30 seconds. > I probably fried every light receptor. > The fly took off did a few chaotic circles in the air and I lost track > of it. > It did not reland on the ceiling. > > I need more power! :P > 1W laser fly zapper project??? > With sniper scope of course :) >
You know those 10 million candlepower (or so they advertise) handheld spotlights you may have seen at CosCo or online? I got one, and one evening I shined it up near the tops of the trees and zeroed in on a flying moth. After a second or two it went into a tailspin and eventually flew into the ground. I did another, and another, and another until I was finally convinced that the bright light was indeed corrupting their nav systems. And this was just a big flashlight from 50 feet away, so I'd imagine that a laser would do the same -- if you could hold it right on the bug for a bit.
On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 12:28:06 -0600, AZ Nomad
<aznomad.3@PremoveOBthisOX.COM> wrote:

>On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 10:15:01 -0800, D from BC <myrealaddress@comic.com> wrote: >>On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:55:38 GMT, Jan Panteltje >><pNaonStpealmtje@yahoo.com> wrote: > >>>Some time ago it was discussed here to use a laser from an old DVD burner. >>>I joked you could scan using a mirror assembly, and when you get a reflection >>>increase power and burn the bug. >>>Joked the experiment would leave all sorts of burning spots on the wall paper. >>>Then a while ago I read somebody at NASA actually did it, >>>and they can, from the reflection frequency, even determine what sort of bug >>>is in the beam, and *only* shoot mosquitos that way... >>>No it was not April 1, but hey, I did think of it first :-) >>> >>>NASA reads this group? > >>Neato.. > >>I wonder if it'll become a pest control method.. >>For example.. >>A laser unit is placed on the floor, turned on and then it starts >>scanning for crawling bugs ...especially roaches. >>The scan height is low for low odds of blinding someone. >>When a roach has been detected, a deadly pulse is triggered. > >>If there's no misses then it might be possible there will be no damage >>to the baseboards (burnt spots) and low risk of setting the house on >>fire. :P > >The amount of power to blind a bug should be orders of magnatude less >than that which would cause baseboard burn spots.
I think a laser bug burner would be more effective pest control than bug blinder. Roaches have very good odor receptors and iirc that is the primary way roaches find food. iirc.. roaches don't have much use for eyes. I vote for bug burner instead of bug blinder.
On Nov 30, 10:15=A0am, D from BC <myrealaddr...@comic.com> wrote:
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And if someone managed to walk between the laser and the bug at the wrong time? "Ouch... my retina!" Michael -- Darrett Computer Repair http://michaeldarrett.x10hosting.com (916) 290-9351 Free estimates. No charge if we can't fix it. City of Rancho Cordova Lic. #307299 CA BEAR Lic. #86053
On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:46:42 -0800 (PST), Michael
<mrdarrett@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Nov 30, 10:15&#2013266080;am, D from BC <myrealaddr...@comic.com> wrote: >> On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:55:38 GMT, Jan Panteltje >> >> <pNaonStpealm...@yahoo.com> wrote: >> >Some time ago it was discussed here to use a laser from an old DVD burner. >> >I joked you could scan using a mirror assembly, and when you get a reflection >> >increase power and burn the bug. >> >Joked the experiment would leave all sorts of burning spots on the &#2013266080;wall paper. >> >Then a while ago I read somebody at NASA actually did it, >> >and they can, from the reflection frequency, even determine what sort of bug >> >is in the beam, and *only* shoot mosquitos that way... >> >No it was not April 1, but hey, I did think of it first :-) >> >> >NASA reads this group? >> >> Neato.. >> >> I wonder if it'll become a pest control method.. >> For example.. >> A laser unit is placed on the floor, turned on and then it starts >> scanning for crawling bugs ...especially roaches. >> The scan height is low for low odds of blinding someone. >> When a roach has been detected, a deadly pulse is triggered. >> >> If there's no misses then it might be possible there will be no damage >> to the baseboards (burnt spots) and low risk of setting the house on >> fire. :P > > >And if someone managed to walk between the laser and the bug at the >wrong time?
It'll be very improbable to get a bare foot in the firing line by accident. Maybe in the fine print it can say: The Floor Scan anti-bug laser system would have to be respected like a spring mousetrap. 'Don't stick your finger in the mousetrap!' I think it'll be doable to have firmware that can differentiate between little bugs and big feet. (The scan laser only gets a power pulse (turns into a 'death beam') when the firmware calculates a roach size and movement.)
> >"Ouch... my retina!" > >Michael