You were probably tasked with building a mousetrap car in high school or college. This project is quintessential in the physics learning process.
If you have untertaken this fun task, then you’ve probably also heard the arguments. Big wheels are better. No, having a longer lever arm is the most important thing. These arguments take place in the classroom and at home. Former NASA engineer Mark Rober decided to put all of this debate to rest.
He produced a video with some of the world’s top experts on mousetrap cars (yes, that’s a thing) and demonstrated scientifically what you need to do to make the perfect mousetrap design. Whether you are working on the project now or just want to learn some interesting physics, this video is sure to keep you entertained.