|Apr30-12, 07:41 PM||#1|
Mousetrap car design and materials
I am building a mousetrap car for my physics class. I have looked at other threads for the best materials and designs but none of them have helped me much.
I was wondering if anyone could give me something new to work with.
I would like to have a three wheel design but my main problem is that I do not know what are the best materials. If anyone could name a few specific items I would be forever grateful.
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|Jul31-12, 06:25 AM||#2|
I''ll give you the same advice that I give to everyone else who pops in with this question. Use the threat of the mousetrap to force the mice into slave labour and make them pull your car.
|Aug1-12, 09:59 PM||#3|
I have nil experience with building mousetrap cars, but the ones I´ve constructed in my mind all suffer from a common problem: wheel spin.
So to minimize this, I provide the car with a flywheel, arranging for the flywheel to absorb the energy from the spring and release it at a slower measured rate to the rear wheels. With this improvement, the imaginary car travels far. A clockwork mechanism built around the spring might be even more impressive. Is the ultimate goal to maximize distance of travel, or to maximize top speed?
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