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I need help on building a mousetrap car.

  1. Mar 14, 2009 #1
    the instructions for building it is that we cant use anything for the car that would be used in its original purpose so like for wheels we couldn't use actual wheels.

    I want to make it pretty big but light at the same time and the goal is to have a car with fast acceleration and that can go for a long distance.

    if you have made one or know of how to make one could you list materials and a step by step guide on how to make one. I dont think that I will take your idea and use everything from it because then there would be no sense of accomplishment for me so if you want me to use some creativity to dont worry about it I just need to get a base for this project first.
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2009 #2
    Okay, I have made my mosetrap car, and it worked. I got the ideas and instruction off online. I am going to provide you with all the sources that I used to make my mousetrap car.

    http://users.bigpond.net.au/mechtoys/mouse.html
    http://monsterguide.net/how-to-build-a-mouse-trap-car [Broken]
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2044833_build-mousetrap-car.html
    http://www.essortment.com/hobbies/buildmousetrap_spnv.htm


    I suggest you getting 4 CD's and wrap balloon around it to have traction with the floor. I also suggest using small wheels for the front of the car and big wheels for back to get more torque. Use Records CD fro back and Regular size Cd for front. Use a fishing rod for the handle for it can go faster. Use lighter sources so your car is not heavy. These are my suggestions only, you do not have to use them if you feel like you can do it. It is up to you only.

    Hope I helped!
     
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