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Old 12-08-2004, 09:54 PM   #1
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We get one egg, 5 sheets of paper, and a yard of masking tape

So far my idea is to make 4 triangles to connect as a pyramid. That leaves a good portion of each paper left and another whole sheet. I would crumble those and use as padding inside pyramid and then put egg in the middle and seal it up.

Unfortunately, I don't think it's enough padding. I'll have to make my pyramid much smaller.

A friend sent me some pictures of what his dad did using origami that all connect together. I'm sure that would work, but I want some more ideas, heh
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:54 PM   #2
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Make a cone.
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:58 PM   #3
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Energy mechs might be better. eggdrops are just getting bloated...

Oh, that kind of eggdrop. Are you still in HS?

I think I folded the paper like a little paper fan (without bunching the one side) and layered them. Or something. Worked fine.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:02 PM   #4
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get a square box, put padding around it. get some strings, and make egg suspended mid-ar inside the box.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:03 PM   #5
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get a square box, put padding around it. get some strings, and make egg suspended mid-ar inside the box.
Tape and paper

Tape isn't very good for the weight of an egg when being dropped so much
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:03 PM   #6
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get a square box, put padding around it. get some strings, and make egg suspended mid-ar inside the box.
It wouldn't be easy to make a stable and secure square box out of 5 sheets of paper.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:03 PM   #7
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Make a arch it worked for the Romans.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:04 PM   #8
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Parachute?
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:04 PM   #9
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what height you guys dropping it from? just curious.

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Old 12-08-2004, 10:05 PM   #10
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what height you guys dropping it from? just curious.
first time in class room from the 9 foot ceiling or whatever it is

second time from a catwalk, probably 1.5 stories up high
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:05 PM   #11
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We got straws, string, and a cup for ours. Parachutes are for n00bs though, so I don't recommend it. Especially for heights 15+ feet, because they tip easily if not engineered right.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:11 PM   #12
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We got straws, string, and a cup for ours. Parachutes are for n00bs though, so I don't recommend it. Especially for heights 15+ feet, because they tip easily if not engineered right.
Yeah, I'm avoiding parachutes for now
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:13 PM   #13
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use the tape and paper to make a rope and lower the egg safely to the ground
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:14 PM   #14
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use a plastic egg.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:14 PM   #15
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use the tape and paper to make a rope and lower the egg safely to the ground
lol, it isn't enough for 1.5 stories
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:15 PM   #16
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use a plastic egg.
he checks it for cracks
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:15 PM   #17
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Make a cone out of 2 or 3 sheets of paper, and use the rest as padding IN FRONT and AROUND the egg.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:16 PM   #18
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Make a cone out of 2 or 3 sheets of paper, and use the rest as padding IN FRONT and AROUND the egg.
Wouldn't that be a very large egg?
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:18 PM   #19
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Something with triangles... definately triangles, those are strong shapes..... but seriously, origami is a solid way to strengthen the paper, if not develop a multi-tiered parachute.

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Old 12-08-2004, 10:21 PM   #20
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use the tape and paper to make a rope and lower the egg safely to the ground
lol, it isn't enough for 1.5 stories
are you sure? 3/8 inch stips with two 3/4 strips of tape connect them and maybe save 6 inches of tape to secure the egg
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:21 PM   #21
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I did a cone from 3 stories. Just make sure it has enough drag to keep it upright (aka large enough opening at the end.)
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:03 PM   #22
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and i thought this thread was about irc eggdrops. oh well.
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:05 PM   #23
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smuggle in a model rocket engine and point that sucker at the ground. youll lose, but youll lose WITH STYLE!
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:06 PM   #24
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I though you meant tcl.
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