Mousetrap TLA

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Mousetrap TLA

  1. 1. Mousetrap TLA Lakin, David Martine, Nathan Brown, Brishailah Wagner, Clayton “ Down the Rabbit Hole ” Team: Complicated Simplicity
  2. 2. Hypotheses, etc. <ul><li>Counterbalance (1) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Too imprecise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Required too much compensation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Wheel and Axle Trap (2) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Effective capture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real mouse </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simplistic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Chain Reaction (3) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After consideration, did not meet requirements </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Construction <ul><li>Attempted Counterbalance </li></ul>
  4. 4. Construction (cont.) <ul><li>Wheel and Axle Trap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective </li></ul></ul>Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
  5. 5. Materials <ul><li>Flowerpot </li></ul><ul><li>Cardboard </li></ul><ul><li>Fishing Line </li></ul><ul><li>PVC </li></ul><ul><li>Wood </li></ul><ul><li>Duct Tape </li></ul><ul><li>Coat Hanger </li></ul><ul><li>Soda Can </li></ul><ul><li>Aluminum Foil </li></ul>Preferred Materials: A lightweight metal
  6. 6. Mechanisms <ul><li>Trigger </li></ul><ul><li>Capture </li></ul>Adhere Bait Support Beam Self-locking Door Free-spinning Wheel on Axle
  7. 7. Data <ul><li>Total Distance: appx. 8.29 feet </li></ul><ul><li>Average Velocities: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stage 1-2: 29.55 in/s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stage 2-3: 104 in/s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stage 3-4: 13.68 in/s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stage 4-5: 44.33 in/s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Average Total Time: 3.94 seconds </li></ul>
  8. 8. Graphical Analysis
  9. 9. Conclusions <ul><li>Law of Syllogism </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The mouse is attracted to the bait on the mousetrap. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The bait is on the trigger on the mousetrap which begins the sequence of events. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The sequence of events captures the mouse. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore, the mouse will be captured by the mousetrap. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. References

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