Mousetrap Report - MAUZ TRAMP Technical Report Mousetrap...

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MAUZ TRAMP Technical Report Mousetrap Car Derrick Joe 3/7/2010
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Sana Huque - Freshman Khyl Pena - Freshman Eric Alvarado - Freshman The University of Houston (Main Campus), 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas 77004 Abstract
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For this project, we were asked to build a small vehicle that only used a spring as a motive of power . We were also asked to cover a length of 25 meters and to keep the weight of the car to a minimum . In this technical report, you can read how we went on to design and build this project. As you can see, we built the car making sure to follow the design guidelines to achieve the project goal. We included an introduction, a design description, our construction procedure and a conclusion that includes our recommendation for any future teams that decided to further improve our design. Contents 1. Introduction 2. Design a. Brainstorming/Researching b. Initial Sketch c. Final Sketches 3. Construction Procedure a. Prototype
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b. Final Car 4. Conclusion/Recommendations 5. Appendix 4
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Introduction For this project, we were asked to build a vehicle that should be powered only by the spring in a mousetrap. Some of the restrictions in our designs were to keep the original spring and wood base intact and to not alter them in any way. Only the locking lever and bait could be removed from the base, if desired. Also, we were asked to build a minimum of three wheels and
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