TASC - ITE Competition
Mouse Trap Car
Vehicle Design and Construction
- The vehicle must be powered by one standard household mousetrap. Additional springs, rubber bands, etc., will disqualify the vehicle. The base cannot be cut or altered although a reasonable number of small holes can be drilled for mounting purposes. Only the center "cheese holder" and arm retaining device can be removed. The trap arm can be extended and/or bent.
- The mousetrap must travel with the vehicle.
- The frame, wheels and axles may be made from any material. These parts have no size or weight restrictions other than to fit on the track.
NOTE: Wheels must be made from materials the student has designed or put together. Commercially made wheels disqualify the entry. Various materials such as paper, wood cardboard, can lids, balls, etc., can be used.
- The vehicle must be able to fit a 20" wide by 12' track and be no more than 18" long and 18" high in its starting configuration.
- Double Elimination Bracket Racing will be used.
- Depending on the number of brackets, a Final or Championship Bracket may be used.
- False starts and tie finishes will be called by the race official and will be repeated.
- A pit area will be available, but you will need to furnish your own tools.