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Egg drop suggestions

  1. Mar 26, 2005 #1
    I need to drop an egg off my school bleachers. I cant use any kind if padding, cushining, or packing material. The entire egg may be covered but does not have to be. The contraption also needs to be of the smallest possible mass. Please post any suggestions that you can. Thank you all. :surprised
     
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  3. Mar 26, 2005 #2
    I believe my schools science olympiad team had to do this.

    I'm not sure how they did it but they used an assortment of straws tape and popsicle sticks. The egg was suspended in the middle, surrounded by straws that were taped together and the outter frame was made of popsicle sticks.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2005 #3
    Remember you don't want the egg to break. So you should lower the impulse the egg has with the ground. Impulse= Force x Time.

    Try to lower the time the egg hits the ground. flexible straws could help.
     
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