Mousetrap using only Paper,Rubberband and glue stick

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Hello everyone.

The purpose is to be able to build a mousetrap with a trigger mechanism to initiate the trap. In my case it's a ping pong ball that will act as the mouse and will be rolled down from a ramp to the mousetrap. Once it's in the trap the ball must remain in place.

I need some ideas.

Any help appreciated.
 

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Baluncore
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Is this challenge part of your school or homework ?
It would be too obvious to use the glue to hold things together, the rubber band as a spring and the paper for the trap. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origami

So start by analysing each material on it's own to evaluate their applicability to different tasks.
 
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Hello everyone.

The purpose is to be able to build a mousetrap with a trigger mechanism to initiate the trap. In my case it's a ping pong ball that will act as the mouse and will be rolled down from a ramp to the mousetrap. Once it's in the trap the ball must remain in place.

I need some ideas.

Any help appreciated.
From paper you can make cardboard? You can shred paper and weave strands like wicker into any 3D shape desired?

Sounds like hours of fun, and totally app-free! :smile:
 

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