A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Why Do We Need ElimiFly?
Mosquitoes are the deadliest insects in the world. They are vectors for transmitting dangerous diseases such as Zika, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, Chikungunya, Encephalitis and the West Nile Virus. They kill millions of people each year. The most vulnerable people are children, pregnant women, and the elderly. No other bite kills more humans or makes more of us sick than pesky mosquitoes.
The solution is the ElimiFly. This device effectively captures mosquitoes and helps control their population wherever the device is placed, preventing bites and the transmission of these terrible diseases to you and your family. Provides one acre or protection!
The ElimiFly mosquito trap is effective, quiet, simple to use, and eco-friendly. It requires only 5 watts of energy (different plug options available for out of country backers) and uses a biodegradable, non-toxic attractant, made with FDA-approved ingredients, to lure mosquitoes. This attractant lures mosquitoes into the ElimiFly’s fan. The fan then pulls them into a deadly trap. Once in the trap, there is no way for the mosquitoes to escape, and they die.
UV light traps have been proven ineffective. Repellents, creams, and candles keep mosquitoes away for only a few hours. The ElimiFly’s attractant provides a long-lasting, highly effective solution by replicating our natural secretions and cleverly luring mosquitoes into the trap. Furthermore, the ElimiFly is designed to only attract mosquitos. Very few butterflies, moths, and bees die, unlike UV traps.
How the funds will be used
The funds will be used to purchase the different components needed to assemble the ElimiFly, including injection molds, attractant ingredients and packaging, fans, USB power supplies, final product packaging, and distribution. We have obtained price quotes for all of the different components required to assemble the ElimiFly. Manufacturing and assembly companies are standing by, ready to produce it.
Help us manufacture in the U.S.!
If this campaign is successful, we will manufacture the ElimiFly in the U.S. Help us reach our goal and spread the word so we can get the funds to make it right here. We really want to make this product in the U.S. With your help, we can!
What's in the ElimiFly Starter Kit?
The following will be included with the purchase of the ElimiFly Starter Kit:
The ElimiFly Trap.
A month's supply of attractant (*3 months, 6 months or a year supply available for purchase.)
USB Power Supply.
Free US shipping.
Size: The ElimiFly measures 9" x 6" x 5-1/4".
Coverage: 1 acre.
Power consumption: 5 VDC, 5 Watts.
ElimiFly's most powerful attractant was designed to attract mosquitoes, especially the so-called tiger-mosquito responsible for Zika; it takes advantage of the generation of CO2 by metabolizing sugar. The addition of natural fragrances increases its potency, all put together in an easy to use delivery container. Our attractant has a pleasant smell and can be used inside the house.
Other sources of Attractants:
There are various sources of attractant that can be used with the ElimiFly. These include the following:
You can use Octenol that can be bought online. Just place inside the trap. It works but does not attract tiger mosquitos effectively.
Use a piece of clothing that has sweat on it. Recently used sweaty socks work the best. Just place a couple inside the trap and that will do the job. Your socks might get soiled with mosquitos, and you might have to toss them.
Make your own, mixing sugar with activated yeast and water. Make sure it is activated yeast, otherwise it won't work. This option is more difficult to handle. Spillages are common, but it works.
After a successful campaign, we can't wait to see all the mosquitoes you eliminate! You'll be able to connect with ElimiFly on social media and share your pictures with us. Help spread the word about ElimiFly!
Solar Power and Other Options
You could use a 5-volt lithium cell phone battery charger for locations where power is hard to reach (not included with ElimiFly purchase).
A 1,000 mAh will last approx 2.5 hrs.
In the picture below, the light blue battery is 4,000 mAh and will last approx 10 hrs.
The back one is 16,750 mAh and will last approx 42 hrs. l
A solar panel can be used for locations where there is no electrical power, using the micro USB connection (available now; see our perks options).
Solar Panel approx 12" x 6" with micro USB connector.
We are currently considering producing multiple sizes and an ultra-portable mini ElimiFly. Let us know what you think!
In The Press
Risks and challenges
We would like to be ready before summer when mosquito season is at its peak, but for that to happen we need to get the funds at soon as possible to start making molds and manufacturing the product on time. Also, it is possible that the attractant delivery method might evolve due to manufacturing constraints to mass produce it, and that we would like to make it as environmentally friendly as possible. It will be preferable to use a disposable biodegradable one, made of paper or something similar. Worse case we will use the plastic one until a replacement that satisfies all our requirements is found.
You love the ElimiFly. You want to be a part of the story. But you can't pledge for the full product. We appreciate your support and at this level will keep you in the loop with updates as we continue the journey! And of course, we will send a BIG thank you, your way!
Make your ElimiFly even more eco-friendly! This reward includes everything in our ElimiFly Starter Kit, plus a solar panel so that you can run your ElimiFly anywhere there's sunlight. We also include free U.S. shipping.
You will receive two complete ElimiFly Starter Kits for double the mosquito killing power! Place one out on the patio or in the backyard while you are working or enjoying time with family, and the other inside your home.
For those who cannot wait for their ElimiFly or are completely tired of those pesky mosquitoes, we will create one especially for you, using 3D printed materials. The ElimiFly will look somewhat different from the prototype featured in the campaign, but it will work just as well.
Delivered in person by one member of our team (May or earlier), unpack trap and set it up ready to start catching mosquitos.
Pre Order Mosquito trap GOLD edition. Fully assembled including liquid attractant for 30+ days. Including battery pack and solar cell.
Each trap signed by our TEAM.
One of the first out of the factory!
Thank you very much for your support!