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Homework Help: Egg toss design project with target for Physics 12 ISU

  1. Dec 2, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Need to build a container to hold a Large grade A egg that must have maximum dimensions of 25cm x 25cm x 25cm. Score for marks is based on Score = (200 - Distance from target in cm)/Mass of container with egg. The egg is thrown from at least 1 m above the ground and 2 m from the target.

    2. Relevant equations
    We've mostly been looking at impulse and momentum for our ideas, but nothing that solves our primary issue of hitting the target.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    We're thinking of a tesseract (box inside a box) but the big problem is hitting the target. We're planning on using cotton balls and double-sided tape. We're finding it easy to prevent the egg from breaking, but how are we going to make the container consistently accurate?
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  3. Dec 3, 2012 #2


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    Perhaps you could use two lengths of string to control it's final position?
  4. Dec 3, 2012 #3
    We aren't able to control it after it has been thrown. We were thinking of perhaps a shape/substance that will limit bouncing? I also forgot to mention it cannot contain any electronics.
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