Reuse Audio Cassette Tape Covers to Catch Insects Around the House!

Reuse Audio Cassette Tape Covers to Catch Insects Around the House!

Gregory Han
Jun 19, 2009

Keeping yesterday's tech often means keeping a bunch of stuff around that likely would be best thrown out, recycled or reused. For example, many of us still have boxes of audio cassette tapes, or if you're even more hardcore, DAT tapes. Sure, some of us might endure the hissy analog sounds of cassettes, but we'd rather listen to AM radio now. OR use the tape cover to make something cool to help around the house like this web crawlers nightmare: The Amazing Spider Catcher!

The Amazing Spider Catcher is not really all that amazing looking, as it is comprised of just 4 parts:

  • An empty (audio) cassette tape case
  • A rod or piece of PVC pipe
  • Some superglue or epoxy
  • A piece of string

Full instructions of how to build your own here.

But DIY creator Clark Barrett's device is indeed amazing because it gives those of us with arachnophobia a tool for safely capturing mini Peter Parkers in disguise at a distance, while giving an alternative to killing our eight legged friends (because in our book, we'd rather have more spiders and less winged or pantry invading insects) and a way to use some of yesterday's tech to good use.

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