Build a better mousetrap

So the saying goes, “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat down your door”. If that is true, Mark Fuller is about to be a really busy guy. Check out the mousetrap that Mark created using CAD, and a 3D printer.

Mark created this gravity powered humane version of a mouse trap as part of a prototyping class at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. As you can see in the video, the mouse climbs into the trap after the bait, and then tips the device over, closing the magnetically sealed door. What’s even cooler about this demonstration is that Mark designed the piece, and then printed it out in about six hours on a 3D printer. Very cool stuff. Be careful watching the video though, because that music will get stuck in your head.

[via Make]