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How to Build a Better Mouse Trap

by Conner Flynn
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If you discover that you have a mouse in your home, you don’t mess around with dinky little traps. You need a trap that shoots a volley of arrows at that little sucker. Turnah81 has made just such a mouse killer. This trap features an array of twelve mousetrap-triggered catapults that fire arrows made from wooden kebab skewers. They have enough force to turn a rodent into a pincushion.

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To create this “better” mouse trap, he had to solve a few tricky problems like matching the power of multiple rubber bands and creating a linkage capable of triggering twelve mousetraps at once, or as closely timed as possible. So he used a system of bent coat-hanger wires actuated by the falling bar of each trap, that triggers each successive trap in a nice display of arrow firepower. It’s pretty similar to that bit of Raiders of the Lost Ark where all the arrows go firing out of the wall at Indy.

If you have a mouse problem this setup will end that problem quickly. The mouse doesn’t stand a chance. Just don’t walk in front of this thing or you are going to get several arrows to the knee, ankle, and feet.

I’m not sure if mice travel in packs, but if they do this baby will take out an entire mouse family for you.

[via Hackaday]



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