As in the famous Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, somebody actually went and built a better mousetrap (for actual rodents, not the computer kind). Who knew all it would take is some solenoid valves, controllers, indicators, circuit boards and a pneumatic actuator, all inside of a polished aluminum case?
Using "collected junk," inventor Jake Easton built the "Better Mousetrap" to detect and remove pesky rodents from the home.
Although he admits being more of a minimalist, he thought that putting a hi-tech spin on the simple mousetrap was an innovative way to showcase technology. The trap detects any inrtuders, then uses 40 to 60 PSI of compressed air to power a strike hammer with up to 102 lbs. of force.
Check it out in action: