Egg Drop Project Ideas?

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  1. AgaBoogaBoo

    AgaBoogaBoo Lifer

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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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    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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    get a square box, put padding around it. get some strings, and make egg suspended mid-ar inside the box.
     
  5. AgaBoogaBoo

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    Tape and paper

    Tape isn't very good for the weight of an egg when being dropped so much
     
  6. n0cmonkey

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    It wouldn't be easy to make a stable and secure square box out of 5 sheets of paper.
     
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    Make a arch it worked for the Romans.
     
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    what height you guys dropping it from? just curious.

     
  10. AgaBoogaBoo

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    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
     
  11. aplefka

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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.
     
  12. AgaBoogaBoo

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    Yeah, I'm avoiding parachutes for now
     
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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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    use a plastic egg. ;)
     
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    lol, it isn't enough for 1.5 stories :p
     
  16. AgaBoogaBoo

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    he checks it for cracks :p
     
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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.
     
  18. AgaBoogaBoo

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    Wouldn't that be a very large egg?
     
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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.

    --Mark
     
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    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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    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.)
     
  22. tami

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    and i thought this thread was about irc eggdrops. oh well.
     
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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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    I though you meant tcl.
     
  25. AgaBoogaBoo

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    you thought wrong

    :p