Post-testing Discussion

Using your data table from 3.1, calculate the average velocity for your mousetrap car during the best run in the final assessment.
      velocity = displacement / time
                    = 8m / 4s
                    = 2 m/s

Which part of your mousetrap car design worked best? Explain your answer.
      The part of our mousetrap car design which worked best is the rear, drive wheels. Despite many tunings and modification to the mousetrap those wheels have never failed to drive the car in a straight line. It also has never failed to drive the car over 5 metres.

If you had more time to work on your mousetrap car, state and explain how you will improve/modify the current design?
      If we had more time, we would study and configure the drive wheels for maximum amount of rotations with the necessary gearings to adapt it for not only distance, but speed as well. This is such that we are able to produce a prototype which performs way better than the standards that we have set ourself.

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