Friendly mousetrap, fully printable
by satoer, published
One thing I hated from existing mousetrap designs is the inability to easily add bait to the trap. So I made an easy sliding lock door with a hook for the bate.
It took my quite some time designing this thing. So if you print one yourself, please share a pic. I always like to see things I designed used by others and it encourages me to share more 3D designs.
Printed with 0,25mm layer height on a Felix 1.5 3D printer with 0,15 infill. Used 140 gram PLA.
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What I ended up doing was running that part of the trap through netfabb, and when I reprinted it, that piece was much sturdier! It's all assembled now.
Didn't have problems myself. It's designed to snap-fit together. Did you print it smaler than the original size? Maybe put the part in boiling water to make it more flexable put it over the axis and bend it back in shape while it cooles down?
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Almost everything is printable without support material, only part mousetrap [Top-door] [V2].stl needs a tiny bit of support otherwise the hinges are floating.
The size is 20 x 70 x 71, if it doesn't fit on your print bed, try to fit it diagonally. Otherwise you can shrink the complete design. I've printed one at 80% size and it's fully functional, but I don't think you should go smaller. The bigger it is, the more comfortable the mouse will go in.
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