Roles and Timeline
Project Manager (IC of blog): Pranav
- Responsible for all documentation and "care" of the mousetrap.
- Ensures that all task are completed and documented on time.
- Has final say on any issue that cannot be settled by consensus
Drivetrain Engineer (IC of data analysis): Gabriel
- Responsible for developing system to transfer energy from the "engine" to the wheels.
- Ensures proper testing and documentation for all drivetrain components.
Wheel Engineer (IC of construction and testing): Dominic
- Responsible for wheel choice and design
- Sources materials for wheels
- Works with Drivetrain Engineer to determine wheel-to-axle ratio and attachment
Chassis Engineer: Alfaatih
- Responsible for the look and function of the body (chassis) of the car
- Sources all materials for the chassis
- Works with Drivetrain and Wheel Engineers to ensure function and look of wheels and drivetrain components
Timeline for project
T1W8 -- Planning of designs and different ideas and completing decision matrix
T1W9 -- Producing sketches for the Mousetrap car vehicle
March Holidays -- Building of Vehicle
T2W1 -- Documenting all the photos and pictures of Mousetrap car project into blog
T2W2 -- Execution
1. To build a stable mousetrap car that does not have loose components and all parts are tightly secured (To ensure that mousetrap car moves in a straight line without the parts dropping out)
2. To be able to build an efficient mousetrap car with small quantity of materials
(Due to lack of material, it is important to plan out to build an efficient mousetrap car so that it will be affordable and almost as effective as the high end ones)
3. To make use of the tensional force of the mousetrap to fully draw utilise the energy to push the car forward (So that the mousetrap car and travel far )
4. To find out if a smaller mousetrap car can travel a longer distance compared to a larger mousetrap car ( To prove whether a smaller car with smaller surface area can travel further due lesser air resistance )
1. Must have 3-4 wheels in the mousetrap car
2. Must have a chassis supporting the mousetrap
3. Front wheel should be smaller compared to the back wheels to ensure that the car is slanted
4. Make sure wheels are wrapped in balloons so that the wheels will have more friction and thus move straight when the car moves.