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Aren't you tired of swarming flies, chomping mosquitoes, or even annoying gnats? It's time to bite back! This can all be made possible through Nosquito. By eliminating pesky bugs free handedly, on a timed manner, Nosquito will allow you to enjoy quality time with your family. There is no longer a need to worry! With Nosquito, families can go camping, have a picnic, or even create backyard activities with zero annoyance.

Step 1: Acquire Materials

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- 1 Boe Bot
- 5 Wires
- Multiple Screws
- Multiple Nuts
- 1 lb. wieght (balance)
- Repel Mosquito Repellent
- 1 Door Actuator
- 3 Metal Bars
- 2 9v batteries
- Sauder
- 1 9VDC Mini Relay
- Metal Brackets
- Project Board / Open Yard
- Basic Stamp Editor v2.5.3

Step 2: Build the Structure

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Using Zip Ties, mount the actuator to the back of the Boe-Bot. Once that is securely in place, place the bracket next to the actuator and tighten it using a screw. After the bracket is secure, use zip ties to keep the Repel Mosquito Repellent stable, atop of the bracket. Thread the metal bar through the actuator, in position to spray the can of Repel Mosquito Repellent. Lastly, connect two metal bars to the front end of the Boe-Bot, using a 1lb weight to balance the Nosquito.

Step 3: Wiring the Nosquito

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Connect the positive wire of the actuator to the positive end of one of the batteries located in the front of the Nosquito. Link the two batteries together, and bring the negative wire off the battery to the long side of the Mini Relay. On the opposite side of the Mini Relay, connect one wire to the VSS portion of the Boe-Bot, one wire to the Pin (p10), and one wire to the negative end of the actuator. Once all the wires are secure, sauder them together to maintain their stability.

Step 4: Programming

Map out the desired location and outline the parameters wished for the Nosquito to run. Using Basic Stamp, create a program for the Boe-Bot to apply. Exert simple turns for the servos, and a trial and error proccess to perfect the route. In order to make the actuator operate through the relay, use coding similar to that of led's which sends a pulse through a Pin (p10).

Step 5: Trial and Error

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Run the Nosquito and trubleshoot any issues involving programming, wiring, or even the structure. Keep in mind, this model of the Nosquito is meant for semi-flat surfaces, and should have it's servos upgraded if it is intended for rougher terrain.