A memorable project I had in school was to build a structure out of only toothpicks and glue to protect a raw egg from a fall from a 5th floor window. My first entry was a fairly standard construction of pyramid shapes built out with the egg in the center. Unfortunately it didn’t have a large enough crumple zone to stop the egg from smashing open. We had a few weeks to design our projects so my second egg I painted on a layer of rubber cement every few hours. By drop day I had a softball sized rubber ball with an egg core. After the drop I had to cut it open to prove that there was an actual egg inside. Unfortunately it was a messy reveal as well.
on March 28, 2011 at 12:00 am