Dropping the Egg - need packing ideas!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BantyHugger, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    We have a project for Physics at my school that involves dropping an egg off the top of the Football Bleachers. If the egg lands safely w/o breaking we get an A. We can use whatever we want for materials. No Parachutes,wings, gliders, etc. The container must be no larger than 25 cm by 25cm by 25cm. Any ideas how to save one egg from this great fall? I know we have some great egg shippers here. Surely we can save one egg! [​IMG]
     
  2. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just wrap the whole egg up! [​IMG]
     
  3. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Ponder
    Lol Nice try. we have to get the egg out of the container within 2 minutes = no super wrapped idea
     
  4. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
    Ohio
    Tissues....lots and lots of tissues...
     
  5. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh okay. Take the scissors and cut the thing up.

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    I'm not much help [​IMG]
     
  6. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    I suggest bubble wrap. Very poofy and you could attach it with minimal tape.
     
  7. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Think shock absorbers - whatever you can add for that is great. Also, 2 minutes is a LOT of time to get the egg out (lol) - wrap that sucker up!
     
  8. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    [​IMG] My Nana just gave me a sea sponge. If i jam the egg in the middle and drop it from 5 ft (my height) the egg bounces but does not break! Add some bubble wrap and we may be good to go. However i did buy some styrofoam blocks... lets keep bouncing a few ideas around. My partner and I are constructing the saving container tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  9. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
    Ohio
    Quote:Sponge, bubbles wrap, and possibly some tape. Sounds goo to me!
     
  10. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    Bed egg crate works great. Wrap the egg in it and put it it in a tupperware container.. Bounces. easy open...

    ETA if the container is rounded it displaces the impact better...
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011

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