Hang in There

December 11, 2012

Our class of 2016 mechanical engineering students competed in the annual “Mousetraps & Rubber Bands” competition. The competition, which features a different challenge each year, is the final assignment for the “Freshman Experiences in Mechanical Engineering” course. This year’s assignment: Use two mousetraps, six rubber bands, and $15 of materials to build a vehicle that will start on a cable (five feet above the ground), traverse it (without falling), and release a payload (a 20-gram weight) in order to hit a bull’s eye drawn on paper below. The 2012 winner is “Release the Kraken.”

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