Clockwork Timer Release

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This system is called the "Tomy timer" release after the trademarked brand of toy the first clockwork units were extracted from. My timers come from cheap toys from the $2 shop...

Photos are still to come, sorry.

We discussed using an electronic timer to release a parachute, and in the course of thinking about how to get enough force for reliable deployment, we discussed using a mousetrap. I built this Electric Mousetrap to find how much electrical power was needed to trigger one.