Publication Date

Fall 2021

Document Type

Final Report

Embargo Date


Problem Statement

To design and build an improved rat trap that will effectively capture a Gambian Pouched Rat of larger size ensuring the rodents' safety, easy deployment in natural environments, simple mechanical release mechanisms, and cost-effectiveness.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)


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