You know the traps in those wild west/ Indian movies? (And mentioned in THG[ the trap that leaves your enemies hanging by their ankle])
They're called spring and trigger traps or something.
First, I am planning to build a large-scale one of these. I've made a model out of cardboard pipes. My dad said he'd help me carve out a larger, wood trigger.These are supposed to be used to hunt squirrels, but I don't wanna and it's illegal in some areas. I hope scout-trapping isn't illegal. :-) THe heavier the weight and the more distance it has means more SNAP to it. I plan to use a 10lb-ish weight. Any larger could chuck away smaller scouts. :) I have pics of mine on the bottom.
|This is the type i'm making. :-)|
OH YEA ONE MORE THING. SOMETHING AWESOME HAPPENED YESTERDAY. We went out to eat with some friends who are staying over, and we went to this $1.50 Japanese store. AHHH MAI EYESSS TOO PINK BWAHHH You know what Japan is like. So anyways I'm walking around and I have no idea what I'm doing here.
Wat? Hey look!
Back to my trap. :) modified the design so that pulling on the rope wouldn't damage the trigger. Here are some technical videos I used a snoglobe to weigh down the hook. :DD Remember that I am building a real one and these are just concepts. (Notice I pull on the weights to get the noose to tighten) :-)
P.S The "yesterdays" and "tomorrows" in this are out of date. :-)
|The overall design|
|the trigger and hook|
|My modification to the design|
These are concept only. :-) Can't wait to get the full model working.Here's a closeup of the hook and trigger