Mousetrap Car


Samples

  • mcar 1.jpg
  • mcar2.jpg

Challenges

  • Set a BCS distance record in the gym
  • Set a BCS speed record for 19 feet (free-throw line)
  • Set a BCS climbing distance record
  • Design an attractive/innovative/retro/etc. looking car
  • Design a mousetrap kit that can be constructed in the least amount of time (must travel at least 25 feet)
  • Design a mousetrap car using the cheapest materials (must travel at least 25 feet)
  • Design and test a mousetrap car that uses "gears"
  • Design and test a mousetrap car that uses a pulley

Tools & Materials

  • Possible parts: Mousetrap, CDs (or a 45 single), plastic coat hanger, LEGOs, Knex, eye screws, dowel or metal axels, paint stirrers, light wood, tubing, washers, string or fishing line, etc.
  • Glue gun & glue
  • Drill & bits
  • Saw, coping saw and/or hack saw
  • Tubing cutter

Resources & How-To's


Student Projects

pages tagged "mousetrap"