Egg Drop

The egg drop is a classic design problem: Given limited materials, can a device be constructed to protect an egg from breaking when it falls from a set height.

Current Explorations

Design a contraption to protect an egg using only drinking straws, newspaper, glue, and tape?
Using only drinking straws and tape, construct a ground based device to protect an egg from a 10 foot fall.

Open Questions

Using only newspaper and tape, construct an egg mounted device to protect the egg from a 10 foot fall.

Completed Explorations

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The wikipedia entry on egg drop projects.

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