Photonic Fence

Photonic Fence

Postby Lighthawk » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:25 pm

Some more details on the anti-insect laser point defense system I posted in the youtube thread. I love the idea behind this system.

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Re: Photonic Fence

Postby Sionnach Glic » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:59 pm

For some reason I read the thread title as "Prehistoric Fence". :?
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Re: Photonic Fence

Postby Tsukiyumi » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:46 pm

Wow. That would really come in handy down here.
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Re: Photonic Fence

Postby shran » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:53 am

Um, what keeps the insects from flying over the fence? If the insects are higher up in the air due to, say, air pressure, the whole system is rather useless. But then again, I don;t know how high insects can fly.
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Re: Photonic Fence

Postby Tsukiyumi » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:01 pm

I was wondering that myself...
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Re: Photonic Fence

Postby Graham Kennedy » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:19 pm

What height do they usually fly at? After all if they don't know it's there they aren't trying to get over it...
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Re: Photonic Fence

Postby Mikey » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:25 pm

I still think it's easier to just put up a bathouse.
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Re: Photonic Fence

Postby Tsukiyumi » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:07 pm

GrahamKennedy wrote:What height do they usually fly at? After all if they don't know it's there they aren't trying to get over it...


Good point.

Mikey wrote:I still think it's easier to just put up a bathouse.


Yes, because I'd rather have bats flying at me than wasps or mosquitoes. :lol:
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Re: Photonic Fence

Postby Mikey » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:15 pm

Bats don't attack people, don't bite or sting, and eat incredible amounts of bugs.
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Re: Photonic Fence

Postby stitch626 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:23 pm

Mikey wrote:Bats don't attack people, don't bite or sting, and eat incredible amounts of bugs.

And some are quite cute.
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Re: Photonic Fence

Postby Mikey » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:57 pm

True, but flying foxes don't eat bugs.
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Re: Photonic Fence

Postby Tyyr » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:34 pm

Bats are a very good solution.

Most bugs stay low to the ground, most places they want to get to are near ground level so why fly higher? Some do for the hell of it but even if you're killing only 80% of the bugs its still a big improvement.
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Re: Photonic Fence

Postby stitch626 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:36 pm

Mikey wrote:True, but flying foxes don't eat bugs.

I wasn't even referring to the fruit lovers. I think the brown bat is cute. Among others.
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Re: Photonic Fence

Postby Mikey » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:37 pm

OK, to each his own.
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