Mousetrap Catapults Helpful Hints

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Building a basic mousetrap catapult: This design is a basic starting point. It is by no means a highly accurate catapult.

Step 1 Step 1- Attach a plastic spoon to the lever arm of the mousetrap. (Duct tape works well for this)
Step 2 Step 2- Take two 12 inch long by 4 inch wide by .5 to 1 inch thick boards and connect them with a hinge.
Step 3 Step 3- Attach the mousetrap to the top board at the opposite end of the hinge.
Step 4 Step 4-Slide a door stop or wedge in between the two boards to adjust the angle.
Step 5 Step 5-Set the trap and launch a marshmallow.

Horizontal Rule

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