Mouse Trap is always used for hunting mice and placing them from one place to another. But today, we will build a creative method to move the mousetrap. So, in today’s article, we will teach you how to make a mousetrap car.
After looking at the agenda, let us now proceed toward the requirements list that is essential to make a mousetrap car.
- Duct Tape
- Elastic Bands or Rubber Bands
- Four Eye Hooks
- Heavy Cardboard
- Dowels or Skewers
- Utility Dowels
Steps To Make A Mousetrap Car
Step 1: The first step is to take a cardboard and cut it in a circular shape. It will be the wheels for our car. After creating circles, make tiny holes inside them.
Cutting the Wheels
Step 2: The second step is to remove the teeth and snap-arm from the mousetrap.
Removing the teeth and Snap-Arm
Step 3: In the next step, take thick cardboard, place the mouse trap over it, and then cut it.
Placing the Mouse Trap on Hard Cardboard
Step 4: In the following step, attach the mousetrap to the cardboard and stick it using clear packaging tape.
Applying Clear Packaging Tape.
Step 5: Now, take some eye hooks and fix them at the bottom of the chassis and align them.
Attaching Eye Hooks
Step 6: Take two skewers and insert them into the eye holes.
Step 7: Now, attach the wheels inside the skewers and then wrap them with the elastic band.
Fixing the Wheels
Step 8: Take a string and tie it with the mousetrap.
- We recommend you use a strong cardboard
Things To Remember
- Make sure you fix all the materials appropriately
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.