Giant Mouse Trap [Smashes Everything]

Giant Mouse Trap [Smashes Everything]

Ive got a bit of a Raccoon problem at my house… I built something to fix the problem. It breaks multiple local ordinances and a few international treaties, but I give you THE GIANT MOUSETRAP! It took over 3 weeks to build and cost around $360 to build, with the main expenses being the winch, and the multiple pipe fittings to adapt the springs to the bar.

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Every time I wound it up, something broke. Originally i built it to use garage door springs, but they were not strong enough. Once I switched to coil springs stuff started breaking.

First it was the bar, which bent, and needed corner enforcement’s welded on.

Then the ‘axel’ running down the center of the springs bent, so I needed to add hardware to counteract the winch pulling on it.

Next, the springs themselves broke. I learned something about trying to weld tempered steel.. It just creates stresses and the weld was much more brittle (harder) than the spring steel. I had to re-weld it and heat up the spring up to about 3 inches from the weld, this created a more gradual slope of hardness, so the spring bent where i welded instead of snapping.

Then the bar bent in the middle, so I had to weld a 4′ long 1″ corner to it.

Finally, the arms of the bar are flexing when I tighten the springs too much, but I think this is okay, for now!

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20 Responses

  1. Tom Bannon says:

    Go check out my fidget spinner vids

  2. Warren Reyes says:

    2:44 so good he turned French

  3. BunnyMouse Mommy says:

    I wanna keep smashing stuff but I’ve already smashed everything that’s smashable

    TheBackyardScientist2017

  4. WindBladeYT says:

    Im Coyote Peterson and im about to enter the smash zone with a racoon trap.

  5. quinn geiger says:

    can you smash that like button?

  6. TheBackyardScientist says:

    Thumbs up the video if you saw the cute raccoon at the end!

  7. Critical Mass says:

    You didn’t smash your girlfriend?

  8. Makayla Ian says:

    This channel honestly has the best experiment videos ever!

  9. Chad Worthy says:

    I respected you up until the catapult comment. Everyone knows the trebuchet is the superior siege weapon. Capable of launching a 90kg object over 300m.

  10. Cooliostuff says:

    Put blades on the metal bar that swings so it can chop things

  11. Captain Fearless says:

    At least he isn’t burning cockroaches.

  12. Warped Perception says:

    We should have collaborated on this one man !!!!, had all this stuff in my inventory ! LOL

  13. sterfin says:

    Lemme smash

  14. Experimentboy says:

    Haha, excellent build! The simplest are always the better 😀

  15. Killing Jokes says:

    if I ever become a zombie, I will go for YOUR brain first in hopes of it boosting my INT level.

  16. Gav Art says:

    Did you smash?

  17. Next Castle Gamer says:

    I see you’re using the PREMIUM birch, good choice!! 😀

  18. MoneyCZ says:

    LEMME SMASH

  19. sdp1980icp says:

    you know if the zombie apocalypse ever comes you could use it for that get a whole bunch of big giant traps in your backyard and everything you be catching zombies in no time

  20. BrendanMaxwellMusic says:

    4:01
    You’re retarted

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