Mark Perez, who brought his creation to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, said his Rube Goldberg device is based on the Hasbro game, but instead of ending with a mouse in a cage it concludes by crushing a junked Hyundai, CNN reported Thursday.
Perez said it took him 13 years and 50,000 pounds of objects to build his "Life Size Mousetrap" and the machine takes five days and a crew of 10 to assemble each time it is moved to a new location.
"One of our major goals is to teach kids and adults about the physics that surround us," Perez said. "Give us the really unplugged vision -- you know it's not wired in. It's the real thing with counterweights and science and engineering."