Doors were left open the other day and several uninvited flying guests took up residence. Where as Mr. Waffle Kitty has made a valiant effort in eradicating several, there are still a few evasive ones still flying about.
Any normal person would have gone out and gotten a fly swatter, but hey, I have a laser, so I did the next best thing…
I present to you the Flykiller 2000.
Found on Thingaverse as suggested earlier by someone on here that made the 3 in acrylic that for the life of me I can’t recall who nor find the post. Way too many things bumping around in my brain to remember this stuff…
This is done on “color infused” 1/8" Baltic birch. (My own version, not the stuff from Rowmark)
Masked, cut then painted the etched parts.
Some parts need to be touched up since I had to do a fair amount of sanding to let the inner parts slide easily.
rubber bands are >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> fly swatters.
when i was in the army and working in an old WWII barracks basement in germany on mid shifts, we used to have “how many flies can you kill in one mid shift” contests. i was deadly with a ruler and a rubber band. they never know what hit them.
Only way I could get one, sadly.
I was hard eyeballing one, and like in that TV commercial, the wife just looked at me and said NO, then moved on.
I pouted a little but got over it. She was probably right.
Mine worked great for about a year. The next season it would knock down the fly, but then it would fly away. So I tested at point blank range. Same thing. It’s fun and awesome and all, but it doesn’t kill anymore