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Egg Drop Contest for Science Survivor

  1. May 13, 2009 #1
    Info coming soon, have to go to lunch.
    Materials we are Given:
    Raw Egg
    2 Full Sheets of Newspaper
    2 Rubber Bands
    6 Toothpicks
    Glue (Unlimited)
    You can only use materials from parts department. Materials cannot be returned.
    You must eb able to take capsule apart during class to insert egg given by teacher.
    A portion of an egg must be showing.
    Must survive a high drop from 4-5 meters. (NOT!! From a football stadium bleachers.)
    Items Costs:
    Newspaper (Maximum 2 full sheets)
    Full $1000
    Half $500
    Quarter $250

    String (Maximum of 2 M or 20 DM)
    Per decimeter (1 DM = 0.1M) $100

    Rubber Bands (Maximum 2)
    Per Rubber Band $500

    Paper Clips (Maximum 2)
    Per Paper Clip $500

    Toothpicks (Maximum 6)
    Per Toothpick $100

    Unlimited NO CHARGE!
    Now the goal Im trying to achieve is to build the cheapest and most effective egg dropper. (THE GROUP HAVING AN UNCRACKED EGG AND MOST INEXPENSIVE VEHICLE WINS!!) I will take a picture of the studim bleachers today after school and upload the picture afterwards. Thanks you guys if you can help! <3
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  3. May 13, 2009 #2
    What the heck...?

  4. May 13, 2009 #3
    Just buy up all of the newspaper, as this is the only allotted material that can be used to cushion the fall. Then everyone else will be destined to failure :biggrin:
  5. May 13, 2009 #4
    Ever played Armadillo Run? The costs are just a sort of point system. The more cost effective the design the better.
  6. May 13, 2009 #5
    Never played it or even heard of it, but it looks pretty cool. I'll definitely give it a try.

    Still don't know what the OP is up to though...
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