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MACHINE DESIGN - An 1-1-1 PROBLEM 1-1 Statement: It is often said, "Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door." Consider this problem and write a goal statement and a set of at least 12 task specifications that you would apply to its solution. Then suggest 3 possible concepts to achieve the goal. Make annotated, freehand sketches of the concepts. Solution: Goal Statement: Create a mouse-free environment. Task Specifications: 1. Cost less than $1.00 per use or application. 2. Allow disposal without human contact with mouse.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Be safe for other animals such as house pets. 4. Provide no threat to children or adults in normal use. 5. Be a humane method for the mouse. 6. Be environmentally friendly. 7. Have a shelf-life of at least 3 months. 8. Leave no residue. 9. Create minimum audible noise in use. 10. Create no detectable odors within 1 day of use. 11. Be biodegradable. 12. Be simple to use with minimal written instructions necessary. Concepts and sketches are left to the student. There are an infinity of possibilities. P
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2010 for the course MAE 3242 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas-Tyler.

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