I'm hoping to get some help in searching the best timer switch that suits my needs. I've had a look around on the internet and still can't find something that is what I want: I would like to find a timer switch that allows me to do the following:
- Turn on for 10 minutes.
- Turn off for 5 seconds
- Repeat (on for 10 min/off for 5 sec)
All timer switches I can find only allow me either 15 minutes between them or only allow me 10/15 programs which is not enough as this will have to be on for at least 10 hours (I can manually pull the plug when I'm done).
Reason: I've read loads of studies on fleas and their behavior in attacking their hosts and it seems like the best way to capture them is not with a constant stream of light but with a little interruption (simulating an object obstructing the light). They'll jump straight onto where the light used to be on and eventually get stuck on a sticky sheet or drawn in soapy water.
I'm ok with either building something that's not too complicated or if you can point me to a product that exist already that will save me loads of time and I can just keep building the rest (lights, trays etc).
Extra credit: if you're interested, the project will work at its best when using a green light.