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Egg Drop Contest for Science Survivor

  1. May 13, 2009 #1
    Info coming soon, have to go to lunch.
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    Materials we are Given:
    Raw Egg
    2 Full Sheets of Newspaper
    2 Rubber Bands
    6 Toothpicks
    Glue (Unlimited)
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    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.)
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    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

    Glue
    Unlimited NO CHARGE!
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    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...?


    :confused::confused::confused:
     
  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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