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EG1003: Introduction to Engineering and Design. Mousetrap Car Competition. Overview. What is a mousetrap car? How it works The competition Design specifications Rules Scoring Extra credit. Objective. Design and construct a mousetrap car Competition Which design travels furthest?.

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overview
Overview
  • What is a mousetrap car?
  • How it works
  • The competition
    • Design specifications
    • Rules
    • Scoring
    • Extra credit
objective
Objective
  • Design and construct a mousetrap car
  • Competition
    • Which design travels furthest?
what is a mousetrap car
What is a mousetrap car?
  • A vehicle powered only by a standard mousetrap
how does it work
How does it work?
  • String wrapped
  • around axle
  • Lever arm pulls string; string rotates drive-axle;
  • drive-axle moves wheels to create forward motion
materials
Materials
  • Robolab kit
  • Mousetrap
  • Kevlar string
  • Tape

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procedure
Procedure
  • Brainstorm designs using Lego parts
  • Sketch design
  • Construct
design specifications
Design Specifications
  • Sketch must be drawn and initialed by TA before construction
  • Minimum of 1 wheel
    • Projectile designs not permitted
  • Mousetrap may be attached with tape
  • Mousetrap is only source of power
  • Mousetrap may not be physically altered
competition
Competition
  • Load and position vehicle at starting line
  • Release mousetrap vehicle
  • Each team will have up to 3 trials (time permitting)
  • Modifications between trials permitted
rules
Rules
  • Start
    • Pushing not allowed
  • Vehicle must not be touched once started
  • Linear distance traveled will be measured by TA
  • For collisions (wall, person) distance will be measured from start to point of impact
credit
Credit
  • +10 points extra for greatest linear distance in section
    • Bonuses for other places as shown in the grading policy
report
Report
  • Individual lab report required
    • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of your design
closing
Closing
  • Have photo taken of your design
    • Required for lab report
  • Disassemble vehicle
    • Return complete Lego kit & mousetrap
    • Remove all tape from parts
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