Project 1 - Create a Rune Goldberg mousetrap.


1. Pressing a button on the XBC starts the device. A motor begins to turn, pulling on a string...







4. ... which pulls away the stick holding up a second ball...





7. ... which causes the tip of a tape measure to lose it's hold...






10. ... landing on the switch of a power strip. With the power on...

2. ... which pulls a grey ball off of its perch. The ball falls down...








5. ... causing the second ball  to roll down a long incline...





8. ... and retract completely. The force created pulls yet another string...





11. ... a lamp is illuminated, triggering a light sensor connected to the XBC to turn a final motor...

3. ... and lands on a lever, flipping an umbrella off of the table. Another string is attached to the umbrella...






6. ... and knock over a concrete block. The string underneath of the block is released...




9. ... which removes the pin holding a battery up in a tube. The battery now falls...




12. ... which winds up a final string connected to a net. The mouse is finally caught!