You can't use a mousetrap this year for power, but you can copy the mechanism of a mousetrap release. Take a close look at it; it is made of simple levers. I don't know what you are using for power, but if, for example, you are using a fishing rod, you can bend the rod down to where you want it and attach a second string to it and attach the other end to a lever. When you apply vertical pressure to one end of the lever, it will release the rod (might have to be a combo of levers). Another string on the rod can be wrapped around the axle to turn the wheels. We haven't tried it yet, but thats the idea we are working with. Need to keep the lever(s) light weight.Can anyone offer advise on how to build a vertically actuated triggering mechanism?
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