Loading

Parametric Mousetrap Car Kit

by CodeCreations, published

Parametric Mousetrap Car Kit by CodeCreations Sep 24, 2012

Contents

Use This Project

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag

Thing Statistics

10450Views 974Downloads Found in Mechanical Toys

Summary

Use this kit with a couple of old Linux distros, a drinking straw (or other axle), and some monofilament (fishing line) to build a mousetrap-powered car. There are 17 parameters you can tweak, but you'll probably be most interested in trapThickness and axleDiameter.

VIDEO: http://youtu.be/p3262eKWIU8

Instructions

The STL is rendered for a trap that's about 6.1mm thick, with an axle diameter of about 6.25mm. Change the trapThickness and axleDiameter parameters in the OpenSCAD file if you need different sizes.

Use hot glue to fasten the wheel hubs and the pulley to the axle. Thread the fishing line from the top of the trap under the axle and then wrap it around until it's tight and the trap is set. You may want to use a bit of tape to get it started.

WARNING: Don't use rat traps -- they can break bones.

More from Mechanical Toys

view more

All Apps

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App
Top