The Arduino-powered Mousetrap

Scott Metoyer like many of us has a mouse problem, and turned to an Arduino for another solution to the constant problem of making a better mousetrap. His design is a mix of old and new technology – when entering a container which is propped up by a small piece of wood,  the mouse trips a wire which commands the Arduino to turn a servo which removes the prop. For example:

 

Simple yet effective. The only hurdle is tricking the mouse into the container! So for more information, code and details, visit Scott’s page here. To get started with your own mousetrap or Arduino-based project, consider our Freetronics Eleven – the Arduino-Uno compatible with low-profile USB socket, onboard prototyping space and easy to view LEDs:

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