We will have videos on how you can make your own at this site and as time goes I will make components for the hard parts and complete kits for those who just do not have the time to make their own. But I do need some donations now to get this moving faster. Either donation or buy my other products and I can fund it. I have put togeter a team to work on this endevor.
Bob Voitik, Engineer PE. Former plant manager of American Can. USA responsible for engineering
Al Murashige, Finance BA, Former manager of AMS sheet metal fabricators. USA responsible for logistics
Mohit Arora, Sr. Product Designer, India responsible for design and implimentation
Dean DeVolpi, My background is I am an Engineer/Inventor/entrepreneur. I have been involved in new product development for 30 years now as an engineer, Director of R&D and VP of Engineering. The below is listed to hopefully give you the confidence in donating to this cause. That I am a person who does have unique ideas, some a bit to early but also have the ability to execute these to the real world products. This mosquito one was not too early just did not have a way to do design/prototype testing.
I have about 20 US patents and have sold a few, and one for a decent amount. I invested a lot of money into a few inventions that did not make any money. Have won for my innovations, Best New Product New York Stationery Show, CES Innovations, G4TechTV, PaperWoold Germany Honors, and 4 more major awards in the ASI shows for Best New Product and so on.
For instance, I invented a self-service Bike parking and rental system starting 30 years ago and last patent about 20 years ago. I called this the “Green Bike Company”. I was not able to get funding as the VC people said they could not see this in cities as people would wreck them. Well I had a prototype and all even a potential place to put it. Zion National Park was interested but I could not raise the money. I spent a lot of money on this and did receive a patent or two.
I a few years ago tried to do a Kickstarter program for another concept a low cost voltmeter with Bluetooth. I called this i-voltmeter. Another product or two I have put limited effort a headlight anti-glare system I did get the patent on, and will do some hearing assist products someday as I am hearing impaired and not happy with the present products out there.
My present product that I am selling the "keep neat" (not many) that I also received a patent on is a stand organizer for keyboards tablets/phones. So that you can rest your tablet or phone and have a mini-keyboard to type in. One is made for the apple wireless keyboard and one comes with a keyboard. This product line I have lost a ton of money on, but I have won a bunch of awards, from Best New Product at the New York Stationery show to CES Innovations, on and on. Has been featured by most major media and recently on the Today Show twice. But cannot get it into retail because I am not a big company. This product line can be found at www.mykeyo.com Any sales of these will help me fund the mosquito traps too.
I have what I consider the world’s best Silicone Pot Holders I invented because I did not like anyone’s silicone pot holder, my hands got too hot or they were hard to clean or too slippery. I solved all these issues with a custom tri-layer design that from my testing is the best in the world, but again how do you get into major retailers, these can be bought on my above website too. Buying these will also help me fund developing my mosquito traps.
For the mosquitoes I had this initial concept about 13 or so years ago, about 2003 the drawing on the home page was made. I applied for Gates foundation funding with the backing of about 10 MDs and PhDs supporting my concept in theory that it was worth persuing. I was declined and they do not tell you why. I never had a way to start testing prototypes till recently. It hit me that when I was cleaning the kids water turtle cage I could save this water because it had larvae and design a way to test prototypes with this water/larvae. So this summer began testing, and the first integration was a total failure, it was the one basically pictured on the home page the mosquitoes were much more resourceful in escaping than I had imagined. So the trap I envisioned 10 years ago was not effective. It took me 2 more integrations to hit the 98% effectiveness.
Also testing is ideal where I reside in baja Mexico is because we have very little rain in the year and it is very hostile to mosquitos. The only one that has the ability to survive is the worst one, the AE. The one that carries all the bad things. (Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, is a mosquito that can spread dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, and yellow fever viruses, and other diseases)
So with only one to deal with and not having a lot of noise from many breeding sites it is ideal to work on testing traps. That’s what I did this summer. Again with hitting 98% effective on one trap and then testing it in the real world. And they have caught wild mosquitos. Thus in theory this can be very effective at stopping the ones carrying disease. It is low cost, and no chemicals, no poisons, no lures, no glues no electricity needed. And can never be a potential breeding ground if neglected.
My name is Dean DeVolpi feel free to do a patent search on my name... check out my business website www.mykeyo.com
Here is the Keep Neat keyboard organizer for the apple wireless keyboard. If you own a apple wireless keyboard this is a great oragizational item this is 5-in-ONE. Great gift too $19.95 for black.
We also have a model that includes the keyboard too.
This is if you own a apple wireless keyboard, we do have a model that includes a keyboard that works with all cell phones and tablets too.