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Help on Mousetrap Car

  1. Aug 15, 2008 #1
    Help on Mousetrap Car !!!

    Hello, good afternoon.
    I would ask you for the help of my work in physics.
    As you well understand, I'm not North American and my English is very bad.
    I am Brazilian and I ask the help of you using the Google translator. :blushing:

    Well, as I was talking to you, I have to develop a MouseTrap Car.
    And I have no idea of how to begin making such a car.
    I have to mount a racing car, where the most time wins.

    I would you please help me to develop this project, because we do not understand anything about this.:cry:

    I hope that with the help of you I can mount an optimal car, and can learn the subject.

    Do not hesitate to give aid ...
    Good afternoon again, and thank you very much.
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 19, 2008
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  3. Aug 15, 2008 #2


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    Welcome to PF!

    Hello azimovas! Welcome to PF! :smile:

    (I assume you mean the least time wins? :wink:)

    I've never tried to make a mousetrap car, but google will give you plenty of sites, for example:
  4. Aug 16, 2008 #3


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    Not necessarily. He might mean which vehicle runs the longest. There are several different factors that could be used as a goal.
    Nice link.
  5. Aug 17, 2008 #4
    Re: Help on Mousetrap Car !!!

    Thank you guys !!!
    I mean, i'll win that.
  6. Aug 17, 2008 #5


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    Let us know how you get on! :biggrin:
  7. Aug 19, 2008 #6
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    What are the rules?
    Are you limited to a specific set of "ingredients" to use for the car?
  8. Aug 19, 2008 #7
    Re: Help on Mousetrap Car !!!

    The most important rules are:
    Chassis, the wheels and axles of the car can be made of any material provided they are not considered dangerous.
    You can only use a trap.
    The track is 80 cm wide and 3 meters in distance. Those who finish the first track, without leaving it wins.
    I believe that the material must be well light.
    The wheels we should build, I mean, we can not get something done.

    Ty Guys :biggrin:
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