We were tasked with designing a trap to safely capture Giant African Pouch Rats. The traps are used in both urban and rural environments that include city streets, basements, farms, river beds, and bushes among other locations. Pouch rats are much larger than most rats and are a very ferocious species; they will harm themselves if there are any non-smooth surfaces when captured. It is very important that we designed a trap with this safety top of mind.
Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)
Brown, Anthony; Christensen, John; and Harrison, Jared, "MEMS 411: Safely Capturing Giant African Pouch Rats" (2021). Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class. 156.