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10/31/2016 7:11:56 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
This would fit better in science or something, but no one looks there do they?

So we have a project for physics where we have to build something that can keep an egg from breaking (which includes visible cracking or leakage) when we throw it off the top of the school. We've had a few weeks to work on it, but with cross country keeping me out until around 6-6:30 each day, scouts on Monday and Tuesday, and just regular homework, I've barely done anything, and it's due on Friday.

I can only use the following materials:
- Paper
- Popsicle sticks
- Rubber bands
- Socks or hosiery
- Cardboard
- A viscous fluid (like syrup or jello)

It also can't be any bigger than a 25cm (10in) cube.

When the due date comes, we will be throwing them off the roof of our school, which is, depending on where we are, probably around 2 stories high. It can't be a design that has to be dropped a specific way, because the teacher will just randomly be chucking it. I can't have a raw egg, because if I bring my own egg, I have to break it afterwards to prove it's not raw. Of course, this also means that if I bring my own egg, the design doesn't have to require an opening since the egg will already be inside. If the egg breaks, I won't fail, but apparently I can only get an A if my egg survives.

I'm sure some of you have done this project before. Any suggestions?
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10/31/2016 7:48:03 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/31/2016 7:11:56 PM, Vaarka wrote:
This would fit better in science or something, but no one looks there do they?

So we have a project for physics where we have to build something that can keep an egg from breaking (which includes visible cracking or leakage) when we throw it off the top of the school. We've had a few weeks to work on it, but with cross country keeping me out until around 6-6:30 each day, scouts on Monday and Tuesday, and just regular homework, I've barely done anything, and it's due on Friday.

I can only use the following materials:
- Paper
- Popsicle sticks
- Rubber bands
- Socks or hosiery
- Cardboard
- A viscous fluid (like syrup or jello)

It also can't be any bigger than a 25cm (10in) cube.

When the due date comes, we will be throwing them off the roof of our school, which is, depending on where we are, probably around 2 stories high. It can't be a design that has to be dropped a specific way, because the teacher will just randomly be chucking it. I can't have a raw egg, because if I bring my own egg, I have to break it afterwards to prove it's not raw. Of course, this also means that if I bring my own egg, the design doesn't have to require an opening since the egg will already be inside. If the egg breaks, I won't fail, but apparently I can only get an A if my egg survives.

I'm sure some of you have done this project before. Any suggestions?

You aren't allowed to use a metal can?
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10/31/2016 8:28:36 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
Here's my suggestion:
Take a big sheet of strong paper. Wrap it upwards like you would gift wrapping so that it's shaped like a balloon or something. Fill it with pancake syrup or honey (stored at room temperature in an open container), put the egg in when it's halfway filled and then fill it to the top, then use rubber bands to seal the top very tightly so that the contents will leak out quite slowly if turned upside down.
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10/31/2016 8:32:55 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
Whatever liquid you use, make sure that the egg will float in it.
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10/31/2016 9:08:37 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/31/2016 7:11:56 PM, Vaarka wrote:
This would fit better in science or something, but no one looks there do they?

So we have a project for physics where we have to build something that can keep an egg from breaking (which includes visible cracking or leakage) when we throw it off the top of the school. We've had a few weeks to work on it, but with cross country keeping me out until around 6-6:30 each day, scouts on Monday and Tuesday, and just regular homework, I've barely done anything, and it's due on Friday.

I can only use the following materials:
- Paper
- Popsicle sticks
- Rubber bands
- Socks or hosiery
- Cardboard
- A viscous fluid (like syrup or jello)

It also can't be any bigger than a 25cm (10in) cube.

When the due date comes, we will be throwing them off the roof of our school, which is, depending on where we are, probably around 2 stories high. It can't be a design that has to be dropped a specific way, because the teacher will just randomly be chucking it. I can't have a raw egg, because if I bring my own egg, I have to break it afterwards to prove it's not raw. Of course, this also means that if I bring my own egg, the design doesn't have to require an opening since the egg will already be inside. If the egg breaks, I won't fail, but apparently I can only get an A if my egg survives.

I'm sure some of you have done this project before. Any suggestions?

Coat the egg in jello, put it in a sock, stuff a bunch of cardboard in there, and then compress it with rubber bands.
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10/31/2016 9:32:34 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/31/2016 7:11:56 PM, Vaarka wrote:
This would fit better in science or something, but no one looks there do they?

So we have a project for physics where we have to build something that can keep an egg from breaking (which includes visible cracking or leakage) when we throw it off the top of the school. We've had a few weeks to work on it, but with cross country keeping me out until around 6-6:30 each day, scouts on Monday and Tuesday, and just regular homework, I've barely done anything, and it's due on Friday.

I can only use the following materials:
- Paper
- Popsicle sticks
- Rubber bands
- Socks or hosiery
- Cardboard
- A viscous fluid (like syrup or jello)

It also can't be any bigger than a 25cm (10in) cube.

When the due date comes, we will be throwing them off the roof of our school, which is, depending on where we are, probably around 2 stories high. It can't be a design that has to be dropped a specific way, because the teacher will just randomly be chucking it. I can't have a raw egg, because if I bring my own egg, I have to break it afterwards to prove it's not raw. Of course, this also means that if I bring my own egg, the design doesn't have to require an opening since the egg will already be inside. If the egg breaks, I won't fail, but apparently I can only get an A if my egg survives.

I'm sure some of you have done this project before. Any suggestions?

I completed the project last year, but with different rules and etc. For example, a $10 limit was imposed. For extra credit, the teacher must be able to stand on the contraption without the egg breaking. All I could say is that if you are going to test your device to ensure it works the way it should prior to the day it is due, you must create an environment that is similar to where it will be dropped on Friday. Last year, a student tested his device on grass. The egg didn't break, but once the teacher dropped it on concrete, the egg broke and he was severely bitter.
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10/31/2016 11:56:41 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/31/2016 7:11:56 PM, Vaarka wrote:
This would fit better in science or something, but no one looks there do they?

So we have a project for physics where we have to build something that can keep an egg from breaking (which includes visible cracking or leakage) when we throw it off the top of the school. We've had a few weeks to work on it, but with cross country keeping me out until around 6-6:30 each day, scouts on Monday and Tuesday, and just regular homework, I've barely done anything, and it's due on Friday.

I can only use the following materials:
- Paper
- Popsicle sticks
- Rubber bands
- Socks or hosiery
- Cardboard
- A viscous fluid (like syrup or jello)

It also can't be any bigger than a 25cm (10in) cube.

When the due date comes, we will be throwing them off the roof of our school, which is, depending on where we are, probably around 2 stories high. It can't be a design that has to be dropped a specific way, because the teacher will just randomly be chucking it. I can't have a raw egg, because if I bring my own egg, I have to break it afterwards to prove it's not raw. Of course, this also means that if I bring my own egg, the design doesn't have to require an opening since the egg will already be inside. If the egg breaks, I won't fail, but apparently I can only get an A if my egg survives.

I'm sure some of you have done this project before. Any suggestions?

Take the cardboard and roll it into long dowell type things, which should form edges. Reinforce them with the popsickle sticks.

Make the cardboard into something like this:

http://www.hyperflight.com...

It should be see-through. Reinforce the joints with the popsickle sticks, and use DUCK TAPE to hold it all together. Make sure the joints are secured with DUCK TAPE.

Weave a mesh net out of rubber bands. This should be strong enough that it can support the full weight of the egg, and use zip ties to close the thing together.

Use multiple rubber bands to connect with all the edges at THE JOINTS of your device, shaped like the thing above. Have a rubber band going out to all the edges, and suspend the egg in the middle with lots of rubber bands. This will be hard, but the goal is to make the egg suspended perfectly in the center of your device. Your device should be about 2 to 2.5 or 3 feet wide. Use multiple rubber bands as needed.

Secure the rubber bands which are suspending the egg, and which connect to the mesh with SMALL ZIP TIES. This is important, lest the egg break. Make sure that the egg is secured inside the mesh with ZIP TIES as well.

Use good rubber bands, too. They are literally the shocks that will cushon the egg. Make sure they're tight, too.

If need be, I'll draw this thing up and take a picture of it to email it to you.

(Source: I won my elementary school's egg drop context using this design, although I used foam tubing instead of cardboard, but the materials difference should still be ok.)
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11/1/2016 1:23:04 AM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/31/2016 11:56:41 PM, YYW wrote:
At 10/31/2016 7:11:56 PM, Vaarka wrote:
This would fit better in science or something, but no one looks there do they?

So we have a project for physics where we have to build something that can keep an egg from breaking (which includes visible cracking or leakage) when we throw it off the top of the school. We've had a few weeks to work on it, but with cross country keeping me out until around 6-6:30 each day, scouts on Monday and Tuesday, and just regular homework, I've barely done anything, and it's due on Friday.

I can only use the following materials:
- Paper
- Popsicle sticks
- Rubber bands
- Socks or hosiery
- Cardboard
- A viscous fluid (like syrup or jello)

It also can't be any bigger than a 25cm (10in) cube.

When the due date comes, we will be throwing them off the roof of our school, which is, depending on where we are, probably around 2 stories high. It can't be a design that has to be dropped a specific way, because the teacher will just randomly be chucking it. I can't have a raw egg, because if I bring my own egg, I have to break it afterwards to prove it's not raw. Of course, this also means that if I bring my own egg, the design doesn't have to require an opening since the egg will already be inside. If the egg breaks, I won't fail, but apparently I can only get an A if my egg survives.

I'm sure some of you have done this project before. Any suggestions?

Take the cardboard and roll it into long dowell type things, which should form edges. Reinforce them with the popsickle sticks.

Make the cardboard into something like this:

http://www.hyperflight.com...

It should be see-through. Reinforce the joints with the popsickle sticks, and use DUCK TAPE to hold it all together. Make sure the joints are secured with DUCK TAPE.

Weave a mesh net out of rubber bands. This should be strong enough that it can support the full weight of the egg, and use zip ties to close the thing together.

Use multiple rubber bands to connect with all the edges at THE JOINTS of your device, shaped like the thing above. Have a rubber band going out to all the edges, and suspend the egg in the middle with lots of rubber bands. This will be hard, but the goal is to make the egg suspended perfectly in the center of your device. Your device should be about 2 to 2.5 or 3 feet wide. Use multiple rubber bands as needed.

Secure the rubber bands which are suspending the egg, and which connect to the mesh with SMALL ZIP TIES. This is important, lest the egg break. Make sure that the egg is secured inside the mesh with ZIP TIES as well.

Use good rubber bands, too. They are literally the shocks that will cushon the egg. Make sure they're tight, too.

If need be, I'll draw this thing up and take a picture of it to email it to you.

(Source: I won my elementary school's egg drop context using this design, although I used foam tubing instead of cardboard, but the materials difference should still be ok.)

This sounds good, but it can't be 2-3 feet wide
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11/1/2016 2:03:20 PM
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At 10/31/2016 7:11:56 PM, Vaarka wrote:
This would fit better in science or something, but no one looks there do they?

So we have a project for physics where we have to build something that can keep an egg from breaking (which includes visible cracking or leakage) when we throw it off the top of the school. We've had a few weeks to work on it, but with cross country keeping me out until around 6-6:30 each day, scouts on Monday and Tuesday, and just regular homework, I've barely done anything, and it's due on Friday.

I can only use the following materials:
- Paper
- Popsicle sticks
- Rubber bands
- Socks or hosiery
- Cardboard
- A viscous fluid (like syrup or jello)

It also can't be any bigger than a 25cm (10in) cube.

When the due date comes, we will be throwing them off the roof of our school, which is, depending on where we are, probably around 2 stories high. It can't be a design that has to be dropped a specific way, because the teacher will just randomly be chucking it. I can't have a raw egg, because if I bring my own egg, I have to break it afterwards to prove it's not raw. Of course, this also means that if I bring my own egg, the design doesn't have to require an opening since the egg will already be inside. If the egg breaks, I won't fail, but apparently I can only get an A if my egg survives.

I'm sure some of you have done this project before. Any suggestions?

Wrap up the egg in socks and rubber bands then wad a bunch of paper around it into a ball. Haxxxxxxxxx
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11/1/2016 2:34:02 PM
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At 11/1/2016 2:03:20 PM, Perussi wrote:
At 10/31/2016 7:11:56 PM, Vaarka wrote:
This would fit better in science or something, but no one looks there do they?

So we have a project for physics where we have to build something that can keep an egg from breaking (which includes visible cracking or leakage) when we throw it off the top of the school. We've had a few weeks to work on it, but with cross country keeping me out until around 6-6:30 each day, scouts on Monday and Tuesday, and just regular homework, I've barely done anything, and it's due on Friday.

I can only use the following materials:
- Paper
- Popsicle sticks
- Rubber bands
- Socks or hosiery
- Cardboard
- A viscous fluid (like syrup or jello)

It also can't be any bigger than a 25cm (10in) cube.

When the due date comes, we will be throwing them off the roof of our school, which is, depending on where we are, probably around 2 stories high. It can't be a design that has to be dropped a specific way, because the teacher will just randomly be chucking it. I can't have a raw egg, because if I bring my own egg, I have to break it afterwards to prove it's not raw. Of course, this also means that if I bring my own egg, the design doesn't have to require an opening since the egg will already be inside. If the egg breaks, I won't fail, but apparently I can only get an A if my egg survives.

I'm sure some of you have done this project before. Any suggestions?

Wrap up the egg in socks and rubber bands then wad a bunch of paper around it into a ball. Haxxxxxxxxx

Might as well give it a try since I could do this in about 5 minutes
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11/1/2016 3:28:02 PM
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At 11/1/2016 2:34:02 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 11/1/2016 2:03:20 PM, Perussi wrote:
At 10/31/2016 7:11:56 PM, Vaarka wrote:
This would fit better in science or something, but no one looks there do they?

So we have a project for physics where we have to build something that can keep an egg from breaking (which includes visible cracking or leakage) when we throw it off the top of the school. We've had a few weeks to work on it, but with cross country keeping me out until around 6-6:30 each day, scouts on Monday and Tuesday, and just regular homework, I've barely done anything, and it's due on Friday.

I can only use the following materials:
- Paper
- Popsicle sticks
- Rubber bands
- Socks or hosiery
- Cardboard
- A viscous fluid (like syrup or jello)

It also can't be any bigger than a 25cm (10in) cube.

When the due date comes, we will be throwing them off the roof of our school, which is, depending on where we are, probably around 2 stories high. It can't be a design that has to be dropped a specific way, because the teacher will just randomly be chucking it. I can't have a raw egg, because if I bring my own egg, I have to break it afterwards to prove it's not raw. Of course, this also means that if I bring my own egg, the design doesn't have to require an opening since the egg will already be inside. If the egg breaks, I won't fail, but apparently I can only get an A if my egg survives.

I'm sure some of you have done this project before. Any suggestions?

Wrap up the egg in socks and rubber bands then wad a bunch of paper around it into a ball. Haxxxxxxxxx

Might as well give it a try since I could do this in about 5 minutes

It won't be heavy and is very un-aerodynamic.
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11/1/2016 3:31:04 PM
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At 11/1/2016 3:28:02 PM, Perussi wrote:
At 11/1/2016 2:34:02 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 11/1/2016 2:03:20 PM, Perussi wrote:
At 10/31/2016 7:11:56 PM, Vaarka wrote:
This would fit better in science or something, but no one looks there do they?

So we have a project for physics where we have to build something that can keep an egg from breaking (which includes visible cracking or leakage) when we throw it off the top of the school. We've had a few weeks to work on it, but with cross country keeping me out until around 6-6:30 each day, scouts on Monday and Tuesday, and just regular homework, I've barely done anything, and it's due on Friday.

I can only use the following materials:
- Paper
- Popsicle sticks
- Rubber bands
- Socks or hosiery
- Cardboard
- A viscous fluid (like syrup or jello)

It also can't be any bigger than a 25cm (10in) cube.

When the due date comes, we will be throwing them off the roof of our school, which is, depending on where we are, probably around 2 stories high. It can't be a design that has to be dropped a specific way, because the teacher will just randomly be chucking it. I can't have a raw egg, because if I bring my own egg, I have to break it afterwards to prove it's not raw. Of course, this also means that if I bring my own egg, the design doesn't have to require an opening since the egg will already be inside. If the egg breaks, I won't fail, but apparently I can only get an A if my egg survives.

I'm sure some of you have done this project before. Any suggestions?

Wrap up the egg in socks and rubber bands then wad a bunch of paper around it into a ball. Haxxxxxxxxx

Might as well give it a try since I could do this in about 5 minutes

It won't be heavy and is very un-aerodynamic.

Lol, I know a spot to throw it. If this somehow works through multiple test-throws, I will endorse you for the next DDO Hall of Fame
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11/1/2016 4:45:41 PM
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At 11/1/2016 3:31:04 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 11/1/2016 3:28:02 PM, Perussi wrote:
At 11/1/2016 2:34:02 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 11/1/2016 2:03:20 PM, Perussi wrote:
At 10/31/2016 7:11:56 PM, Vaarka wrote:
This would fit better in science or something, but no one looks there do they?

So we have a project for physics where we have to build something that can keep an egg from breaking (which includes visible cracking or leakage) when we throw it off the top of the school. We've had a few weeks to work on it, but with cross country keeping me out until around 6-6:30 each day, scouts on Monday and Tuesday, and just regular homework, I've barely done anything, and it's due on Friday.

I can only use the following materials:
- Paper
- Popsicle sticks
- Rubber bands
- Socks or hosiery
- Cardboard
- A viscous fluid (like syrup or jello)

It also can't be any bigger than a 25cm (10in) cube.

When the due date comes, we will be throwing them off the roof of our school, which is, depending on where we are, probably around 2 stories high. It can't be a design that has to be dropped a specific way, because the teacher will just randomly be chucking it. I can't have a raw egg, because if I bring my own egg, I have to break it afterwards to prove it's not raw. Of course, this also means that if I bring my own egg, the design doesn't have to require an opening since the egg will already be inside. If the egg breaks, I won't fail, but apparently I can only get an A if my egg survives.

I'm sure some of you have done this project before. Any suggestions?

Wrap up the egg in socks and rubber bands then wad a bunch of paper around it into a ball. Haxxxxxxxxx

Might as well give it a try since I could do this in about 5 minutes

It won't be heavy and is very un-aerodynamic.

Lol, I know a spot to throw it. If this somehow works through multiple test-throws, I will endorse you for the next DDO Hall of Fame

Somehow? It will. And i haven't done enough for an endorsement.
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-I'll keep this anonymous...-

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