With a total 12 hours in the workshop my mousetrap prototype is ready for hand in. After much hard work sanding, cutting and gluing its finally done, and I am quite pleased with the end result. I could have spend some more time on the surface finish, but when stuff has to get done compromises have to be made to meet deadlines. Overall though it turned out exactly how I imagined it!
The image above shows my a rendered version of my final design for an alternative and ‘better’ Mousetrap. The brief was to design and manufacture a mousetrap which could, well trap a mouse! simple I suppose. I went for a humane mousetrap which used an offset see-saw mechanism to trap the mouse in rectangle shaped box. This project was to be completed within a four week time frame, concept to beginning of prototype manufacture, so it really tested my ability to work under pressure.