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Homework Help: Egg Catcher Design problem

  1. Feb 3, 2013 #1
    1. My assignment is to create an egg catcher to successfully catch an egg dropped from a height of a meter, the only materials I can use is:
    1 Piece of paper
    1 piece of aluminum foil
    2 straws
    20cm of tape

    What I was planning to do was create a cylinder with the paper and using the straws as support, while creating a net from the aluminum foil and tape, any suggestions to help with my plan or any different designs would be highly appreciated THANKS
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 3, 2013 #2
    Perhaps a couple layers of aluminum foil followed by paper would be a good way to decelerate the egg and stop it. Just a suggestion
  4. Feb 3, 2013 #3
    I was considering creating a box from the straws and having layers of aluminum foil and paper, do you think that may work better. Also thanks for the suggestion!
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