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TILT-N-TRAP (MOUSE TRAP)

by 2ROBOTGUY, published

TILT-N-TRAP (MOUSE TRAP) by 2ROBOTGUY Mar 2, 2010

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LET'S TRAP THAT MOUSE! I DESIGNED THIS MODEL SO IT CAN BE BUILT ON ANY 3D PRINTER. NO OVERHANGS, JUST PRINT ALL 3 PARTS AND GO! I DO NOT HAVE A 3D PRINTER SO IF YOU ( YES YOU) CAN PRINT THIS ITEM, I WILL SPLIT THE WINNINGS WITH YOU! HOW AMAZING IS THAT, RAPID PROTOTYPING AT IT FINEST! LETS GET THAT MOUSE!!!

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU BUILD THIS. I WANT FEEDBACK TO MAKE THIS TRAP BETTER! TESTED IT IN SOLIDWORKS AND SHOULD WORK GREAT! ANY OTHER QUESTIONS JUST ASK!
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UPDATES:
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3/24/2010 IT WORKS!!!!!! Check out my new youtube video youtube.com/watch?v=7E8CZd66lLI
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3-9-2010: Check out the Tilt-N-Trap in action!

youtube.com/watch?v=PfoC_vY3pdQ

3-4-2010: Thanks to erickphd and his students at Penn. College of Technology we have some modifications to this model. If you have already printed this model, do not attach the Counterweight rail to the Base And tape 2 Quarter to the right side of the Tilt-N-Trap.

ErickPHD Said

"Testing shows a reasonably reliable trigger at 27 grams but the average mouse is 10-25g so my class thought that it needed to be a bit more sensitive"

ADD two quarters and removing the Counter weight rail should give a More sensitive Design. Check out the picture to see the modified design

03-04-2010 : First Model has been printed! Check it out @ picasaweb.google.com/EricAlbertPhD/MousetrapBuild?feat=directlink

03-03-2010 : 3D Has just been added to 3d Content Central. If you go to this website in internet explorer (Will not Work in firefox :-( ) you can see a 3D you can SPIN AROUND AND ZOOM IN & OUT. Check it out

3dcontentcentral.com/parts/download-Part.aspx?id=187226&catalogid=171

03-02-2010 : erickphd is going to make a model on 03-03-2010. More information coming soon. Printing on Dimension uPrint machine

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there are 3 observation with this kind of trap, i'll show you a video ( look at it @ 00:35 sec) https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

1)So the trap can lock without work. ( and the mouse is free to go, so i nedd more than one)
2) smell of a mouse work against reusing the same trap, so you need to wash it very clear every time also if it doesn't work.
3) It a little big to print. How many hours do you need to print and assemble it?

Thanks for reply, this are only observation :-D

Very clever. Often when using poisons, it is impossible to know how successful you were. Poison baits combined with these, would be a mess free solution, that would let your drop the mouse into a bin, without touching it.

Why do I feel disappointed my house does not have a mouse problem?

Has anyone caught a mouse. There must be someone with a mouse problem!

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Instructions

TOOLS:
3D PRINTER
KNIFE
SCREW DRIVER
LOOSE CHANGE OR WEIGHTS
PEANUT BUTTER
GLUE (CRAZY GLUE)

BUILD INSTRUCTIONS:

1- PRINT ALL 3 PARTS (ALL UNITS ARE IN mm)

2- CLEAN UP ALL OF THE ROUGH EDGES
(MAKE SURE THE BASE AND DOOR ARE SMOOTH)

3- GLUE MOUSE TRAP BASE TO MOUSE TRAP TOP (CRAZY GLUE?)

4- ADD DOOR TO THE FRONT OF THE ASSEMBLY

5- USE A SCREWDRIVER TO EXPAND THE HINGE ON THE BACK OF THE DOOR
(YOU MIGHT HAVE TO ADD SOME PAPER TO KEEP THE HINGE EXPANDED)

6- ADD PEANUT BUTTER TO THE BACK UPPER RIGHT OF THE TRAP

7- LAY THE TRAP DOWN WITH THE MOUSE TRAP DOOR OPEN

8- TAPE 1 TO 2 QUARTERS TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE MODEL. CHECK OUT THE PICTURE FOR PLACEMENT. THIS WEIGHT WILL VERY BECAUSE OF YOUR PRINTER SETTINGS, MATERIAL AND OTHER FACTORS.

9- TESTING: TAPE A QUARTER TO THE BACK OF YOUR MODEL. IF THE MODEL TRIGGERS YOU ARE ALL SET. IF NOT, KEEP ADDING COINS TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE MODEL TILL ITS DOES TRIGGER.

10- REMOVE TEST QUARTER FROM THE BACK OF THE MODEL.

11- PLACE THE TRAP(S) NEAR WALLS WHERE THE MICE PLAY (MICE HAVE POOR VISION SO THEY US THEIR WHISKERS AND RUN ALONG WALLS)

12- WAIT FOR DINNER... YUM YUM

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gigith on Apr 11, 2014 said:

there are 3 observation with this kind of trap, i'll show you a video ( look at it @ 00:35 sec) https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

1)So the trap can lock without work. ( and the mouse is free to go, so i nedd more than one)
2) smell of a mouse work against reusing the same trap, so you need to wash it very clear every time also if it doesn't work.
3) It a little big to print. How many hours do you need to print and assemble it?

Thanks for reply, this are only observation :-D

Mulet on Nov 20, 2013 said:

Very clever. Often when using poisons, it is impossible to know how successful you were. Poison baits combined with these, would be a mess free solution, that would let your drop the mouse into a bin, without touching it.

Why do I feel disappointed my house does not have a mouse problem?

Thingimijig on May 9, 2013 said:

Has anyone caught a mouse. There must be someone with a mouse problem!

Anonymous on Mar 6, 2012 said:

Good day,

Can we order this trap? What is the price?

michaelc on Mar 9, 2010 said:

I was thinking that the mouse might be less leery of going in if there were some holes or a clear window at the other end so it would look more like there was possibly a way out.

2ROBOTGUY on Mar 9, 2010 said:

Ya I will look into that. The reason I did not place more holes in the design is when the mouse is caught, you want him/her to be in a dark place, mellows out the mouse. This model could be printed in PLA, that would give an almost clear design right? any takers?

Mark 8-)

Anonymous on Mar 4, 2010 said:

will this work on other animals as well? i got a litter of kittens under my porch im having trouble with cause i cant reach them with this hook i got...maybe i could increase the dimensions and put cat food in it instead of peanut butter? what do u think?

2ROBOTGUY on Mar 4, 2010 said:

Don't know Why not. Should Work, But I would think it would take a really long time to print.

Erickphd Said

"Our uPrint from Dimension (FDM)... time to completion about 6 hours from now."

So I think you would have to scale this model up 4 times to get a kitten in it. That would give you a entrance hole of 160mm and take somewhere around 24 hours to print. So if you do, more power to you. If you print One please post the picture, Would be amazing! :-) But this model would be good scaled up for a rat. Maybe 1.5/1 scale?

Mark
8-)

erickphd on Mar 3, 2010 said:

Will be printed tomorrow morning on my Dimension uPrint machine....[eastern Pennsylvania location] :) Will update ASAP.

2ROBOTGUY on Mar 3, 2010 said:

Sounds Great! All of the Units are in Si (mm). If you have any problem and Ideas, please tell me. Should be an easy built. I think for Rev B model I will make the Counter Weight box bigger, a way for the Base
&
amp; Top to interlock together and maybe a logo you can send me. Would be kinda cool to brand this model with the builders logo as well as mine. REV B model will be for finer 3d printers. What are you going to print with? THE More picture or Video the better Cool

Thanks!

Mark :)

MakerBlock on Mar 2, 2010 said:

Brilliant! So, the tube is angled such that when the mouse crawls to the back the entire thing tips over and the gate falls in place? I love it!

2ROBOTGUY on Mar 2, 2010 said:

YES OR THAT IS WHAT I AM HOPING FOR. DID SOME TEST IN SOLIDWORKS AND SHOULD WORK. IF YOU HAVE A 3D PRINTER, PLEASE PRINT THIS ITEM AND SEE IF IT WORKS. FIRST PERSON TO HAVE A WORKING MODEL WILL RECEIVE HALF OF THE PRIZE IF WE WIN!

MARK 8-)

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