|Mouse House with trap insert visible|
Background: Student was producing a 3D print for the first time as part of the a class project for a showcase that is taking place involving a group of local schools. Class and students had been looking at mouse traps and determined that if an animal was able to access them or a child was able to access them easily then they could be dangerous. The solution was to create an orginal design that was capable of housing the Mouse Trap itself, allowing the mechanism to fully operate but would not allow the trap to accidently set off.
Timeframe: Ten hours of total print - the design could have benefitted from slight revision, however the internal mechanics of mouse trap and the housing goal determined a lot of the shape and size. There could have been less infill with the design.
|The Mousetrap used in conjunction|
What we would do differently: The challenge for the student was to build something that works in conjunction with a particular brand of Mousetrap. Testing is required to ensure that enough space has been produced/created to allow the spring and the trap to fully set and then release when the pressue plate is touched by a mouse.
Next Steps for Students: This project is going to undergo testing as described above to ensure that it is still able to function. The idea is innovative and creative and addresses a specific problem related to the use of the mousetrap and has been student driven, created and produced - a great result.