Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fly Catcher

Fly Catcher is a rubbish bin lid that can trap fruit flies.

By instinct, fruit flies follow the smell that emanates from rubbish. Fly Catcher contains an inner volume that can trap the fruit flies as they try to enter the bin. Slits on the bottom of the lid allow the smell of the rubbish to emanate and attract the flies. Small openings on the top of the lid allow the flies to enter the inner volume, from which they cannot easily escape. Eventually, they will starve inside the lid. An acrylic window on the top of the lid allows the user to see whether the flies are still moving. When they are dead, the upper and lower parts of the lid can be separated and the flies can be emptied out.

 Designers: Chang Shih-hsun, Hung Jui-yuan

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