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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I made the PLA, works very well, I'm caught in the basement for nine moles. The first eight went smoothly, but the ninth made ??a hole in the side of the trap. The bait was small and the mole was there overnight, so it would become hungry.
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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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