Mousetrap Vehicle B

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby thejacoborg » January 12th, 2012, 1:00 pm

I added a section to the Mousetrap Vehicle wiki, on how to build a vehicle in one night. Hope this will be helpful! :arrow: :mrgreen: :roll: 8-) ;) :D ;) :shock: :o :oops:

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby SirBobo » January 16th, 2012, 2:35 pm

Hey, what are you guys finding that works the best for wheel grip on CDs? I am using electrical tape right now, is that good?
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby illusionist » January 16th, 2012, 2:52 pm

Hey, what are you guys finding that works the best for wheel grip on CDs? I am using electrical tape right now, is that good?
That should be fine, but I personally prefer latex balloon strips.
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby SirBobo » January 16th, 2012, 8:49 pm

Hey, what are you guys finding that works the best for wheel grip on CDs? I am using electrical tape right now, is that good?
That should be fine, but I personally prefer latex balloon strips.
Is there an advantage for using latex strips?
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby illusionist » January 17th, 2012, 12:52 pm

Hey, what are you guys finding that works the best for wheel grip on CDs? I am using electrical tape right now, is that good?
That should be fine, but I personally prefer latex balloon strips.
Is there an advantage for using latex strips?
I'm not sure, although I would think that they will have a better grip.

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby SirBobo » January 17th, 2012, 2:01 pm

Thanks illusionist! Your really helpful :D
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby Sunshine Ninja » January 18th, 2012, 5:28 pm

Hey, what are you guys finding that works the best for wheel grip on CDs? I am using electrical tape right now, is that good?
That should be fine, but I personally prefer latex balloon strips.
Is there an advantage for using latex strips?
Illusionist, can you post a link to where to purchase them? I was looking online and could not find em'. Thank you so much!
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby illusionist » January 18th, 2012, 6:36 pm

Oh, you actually don't have to purchase them. Just take a regular old balloon (not the shiny helium ones, but the normal rubber ones) and while holding it flat on a table (no air in it), cut a horizontal strip about 1 inch wide from the center of the balloon. Once you do that, you'll have a loop/ring. Just put this over the outside edge of your CD's.
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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby Sunshine Ninja » January 20th, 2012, 4:51 pm

Thank you for the directions!
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Mousetrap vehicle: reg. 4th,
Heredity: reg. 2nd,
Forestry: reg.1st :),
Team: reg. 1st!!!,

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Re: Mousetrap Vehicle B

Postby SirBobo » January 20th, 2012, 5:58 pm

When you make your vehicle faster where do you attach tape to? The whole back axle? Parts of it?
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