My DIY static grass applictor.

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  1. Andrew Laing

    Andrew Laing Full Member

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    Found an old fly swatter in the garage and being a cheapskate I remembered seeing one being used to make a static grass applicator. So I bought a seive for £2 and a Tupperware tub for £1-75.
     

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    I decided to use the fly swatter handle as it has a battery compartment and holds the little circuit board steady. After I pulled the head of the swatter apart, it was 3 pieces of plastic and 3 metal gauzes, all I needed was to cut a slot for half the handle to fit through and the other half stayed on the outside. These then screwed together through the lid. I also cut out a hole in the lid for the grass to fall through.
    I then glued the metal gauze, conected to the positive wire, to the inside of the lid.
     

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    Now seeing that the gauze holes are rather large I have cut some more gauze that can be placed on top of the glued gauze at a slightly different angle for finer flock, By changing the angle it alters the size of the holes.
     
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    Made one a couple of years ago almost the same as yours and it is still going strong works fine. Replaced the two AAA batteries with a nine volt.

    Cheers Mike
     
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    mmmmmm ... now I have one of these fly swatters, actually I have a few, unfortunately they are all stored away in a very safe place :facepalm:

    but if I ever find them I know what to do with one of them.

    Paul
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    I like the idea of a variable mesh adjustment for different length fibres, but what really intrigues me Dundee is why you have a secret stash of fly swotters. :avatar:
     
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    The flies must be big and nasty in Dundee and they probably disappear when they see a fly swatter. We have the same problem here in Oz.
    I would assume Dundee Paul would have fly swatters secreted all over the joint, so that when he sees a fly, he can just whip one out and zap the little blighters into oblivion.....Thwack !!!!....:faint:
    I have heard too, that he is pretty quick on the draw..:scratchchin:
    :cheers::tophat:Gormo
     
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