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Spooky Castle Mouse Trap

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Spooky Castle Mouse Trap by danvulanovic Oct 26, 2012
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I created this design to enter in the Instructables 3D Design Competition (http://www.instructables.com/contest/chrisanderson/).

It is as the title suggests, the ultimate spooky castle mouse trap.


It's quite a complicated setup and it's all already detailed on instructables, so best to look there: http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Better-Mouse-Trap/

This is an absolute work in progress. I designed it for a MakerBot Replicator 2, but didn't have access to one (I've never used a 3D printer. I usually just drool over them) so it is a best guess. Tight fitting tolerences might be off (including gear assemblies). The other possible (probable?!) error would be the screw pitch used in the screw hoist. Sorry for any errors, I really tried to get it right.

I also tried my best to design this in a 3D extrusion, no build support, friendly manner.

That said, perhaps there's enough goodies in this design that it can be fixed/hacked/mashed to someone's content.

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One thing. There is no means of setting "inches" or "mm" in STL files. It only has a "unit." Nearly all 3d printers assume mm. In the future you should export to mm or scale up by 25.4 as you can see in the thingiview these items are very very tiny.

 Thanks for that info, I had no idea.  I'll fix things up.