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About

   This device works in conjunction with a standard wooden or plastic wire snap trap style mouse trap.  When set next to the mouse trap, you can get notified wirelessly when the trap has been tripped.

  This project started when I had to put mouse traps on top of drop ceiling tiles.  I didn't want the hassle of checking the trap, or sometimes just forgot about them if nothing was caught for a while.  I started to develop this gadget, so I didn't have to stick my head up there every day.  Even if I didn't catch a mouse, but the trap had tripped, I would know that it needed reset.  And if I set two or more traps, I would use one of these for each trap, and I would know which one was tripped.  

  It has a very simple set-up process.  When you first power it on, you connect to it directly, and enter the password for your home WiFi network.  Once it's on your network, and when it's time to set a trap, you just open the app, select whether you want to be notified by email or app notification, and click 'Arm Device'.  When the trap is tripped you'll get notified that you've caught a mouse (or almost caught a mouse).  It contains a rechargeable battery, and can last up to 3 months monitoring a trap.

Risks and challenges

Since the device is so small, a custom enclosure is required. That's specifically what this campaign is for. A successful campaign will allow me to place a decent sized order for the enclosure, as well as gauge interest.

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    One Mouse Trap Monitor and USB charging cable.

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    Ten Mouse Trap Monitors and Ten USB charging cables for professional exterminators.

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Funding period

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