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“10bulls decides to invent to world’s greatest battery powered, stepper motor driven, PIC controlled, CNC built mouse trap to rid himself of a pesky rodent. A much Better mouse trap – The little Bugger Noel (Rhymes with Vole) even gets a special treat in the end…”Link.


  • Life Size “Mouse Trap” – Link.
  • A better mousetrap! – Link.
  • HOW TO – Catch a mouse without a mousetrap – Link.
  • Homemade humane mousetraps – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. -soapy- says:

    Massively over-engineered brilliance.

    Of course, he could have just left the tube at a fairly steep angle and put butter halfway down. The mouse would have entered the tube, hit the butter and slid to the bottom, and remained there.

    But that wouldn’t make a great story.

  2. 10bulls says:

    Noel the field mouse soon after had a companion (Carol) who we kept for a month or so. We don’t think they were ‘digging’ domestication, so I released them in some woods nearby with a healthy cache of peanuts to tide them over.

    A Rudolf, Tinsel and Humbug were also caught which ended that current mouse incursion.

    I have a pretty bad rat infestation in my allotment shed at the moment so who knows; there may be a ‘Better Rat Trap’ story next year.
    (…unfortunately this may not have such a happy ending…for the rats that is).

    Thanks for reading.