Publication Date

Fall 2021

Document Type

Final Report

Embargo Date


Problem Statement

What is often thought of as a rat trap is often in reality a mouse trap, or a trap designed to catch small rodents. Rats can be quite large and catching them without harming them can be quite difficult. Current market solutions generally either kill or harm the rodent which is not acceptable for our client's needs. While there are some solutions on the market, they fall short of the needs of our client which is more specialized due to the size of rodent they will be capturing, the circumstances surrounding the capture, the number of rodents our client needs to capture, and the importance of the rodent's health after capture.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)