Egg Drop Assignment

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Postby cdheller » Tue May 23, 2006 6:09 pm

they make foam tape' like weatherstripping for doors.
if that helps any.
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Postby BewareOfDog » Tue May 23, 2006 10:29 pm

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Postby sgort87 » Wed May 24, 2006 12:36 am

Use cassette tapes and duct tape to make a box and put straw (like farmin' straw) in the box with the egg.
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Postby RPK » Thu May 25, 2006 4:58 pm

I did this in 8th grade. I got one of those cartons that eggs come in, and cut it down so it would only holds 1 egg. Then I got a bigger box, roughly 6x6x6". Then, using string I suspended the egg carton in the center of the box. Mine survived the 30ft drop.
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Postby sharpshooter » Thu May 25, 2006 11:26 pm

I did mine in eighth grade. It was very simple, yet worked amazingly well. There was a tube of straws around the egg. Then I made a box around that, connected by eight straws (one to each corner of the box). These eight straws were meant to beand on impact, and did so very well. The idea worked so well, that even after the initial 20 and 30 ft drops it was still intact. Wanting to see how far i could push it, I took it outside and and chucked it up in the air as high as I possibly could. Nothing. I then slammed it on the ground. Again, nothing. I would have shot it out of some large barreled spudgun, but i did not know about those marvolous creations then. To this day, the egg/straw thingy is sitting on top of my science teachers cabinats.
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Postby cacophobia91 » Fri May 26, 2006 8:26 am

All you have to do is put the egg in the middle of a box of sand. The sand obsorbs all of the shock and your egg gets to live. The first time i tried this i was scared because the box weighed about 20 pounds. just dont use a brittle box or it will make a mess.
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Postby bigred28 » Sat May 27, 2006 10:08 am

Neither box nor sand meet the criteria of straws, glue, and tape.
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Postby Drew Rowland » Sat May 27, 2006 1:32 pm

But a huge block of glue with an egg in the middle does! There are really two stratagies to this assignment. One is to lower the total force exerted on the egg by increasing impact time. THe other is to lower the pressure on the egg by simply spreading out the high total force over then entire surface of the egg. The best way to do this is to encase the egg fully in something soft. Like silicone adhesive. In fact, I would bet that if you encased it completely in even rigid glue like epoxy, it would survive a 20 ft. drop.
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Postby TurboSuper » Sat May 27, 2006 3:28 pm

Also try to balance it so it lands straight up. Eggs can actually hold a good amount of pressure on their vertical ends.

BTW: Who's to say you can't fill it with non-hardening epoxy resin, it is nice and rubbery so it will allow the egg to travel slightly while still absorbing the impact. You will however, need ALOT of epoxy :p
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Postby utcpyro » Mon May 29, 2006 8:25 pm

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