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Ironic Bug Zapper

An Ironic Zapper of Bugs, not a Zapper of Ironic Bugs
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Horrible buzzing pests driving you crazy? Give them a taste of their own medicine.

Using several microphones, the Ironic Bug Zapper tracks the mosquito around the room. When the mosquito's position is determined, the zapper uses a SASER to hit the bug with a narrow beam of coherent, high frequency ultrasound. Ultrasound normally only repels insects, but with a little luck, the resonance within the bug's body whould make it explode.

Now it is you who'll be annoying them with high-pitched whining, annoying them to death.

And if you modulate the soundwave with a pre-recorded message, you could be zapping the bugs with the sound of you yelling "Take that! See how you like that, you horrible vermin! Die! DIe! Bwahahahahaaaa!", or whatever you deem appropriate.

The name "Poetic Justice Bug Zapper" comes to mind too.

Veho, Apr 16 2009

Sound_Amplification_by_Stimulated_Emission_of_Radiation http://en.wikipedia...ission_of_Radiation
[Veho, Apr 16 2009]

bzzzzZAP http://www.physorg.com/news156423566.html
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Apr 16 2009]

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       I had to witness some ultrasonic welding once. Ouch. (+)
normzone, Apr 16 2009
  

       //Now it is you who'll be annoying them with high-pitched whining, annoying them to death. // lol. But, will it float? +/-
daseva, Apr 16 2009
  

       Works with lasers so I don't see why not. (+)   

       whould... i dont know why but this makes this idea worth a thousand croissants to me.
JesusHChrist, Apr 17 2009
  
      
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