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Egg Drop Competition
Construct the lightest structure possible that will prevent an egg from breaking from a 20-foot drop.
Inflated devices of any size (i.e. balloons, bubble wrap, etc.) are not allowed. No tape or glue can be applied directly to the eggshell and only rigidly attached drag devices are allowed (no parachutes).
Each team or individual will be given one standard sized, large egg, which they will place inside their structure and secure prior to weigh-in. The structure will then be weighed with the egg and recorded. Following the drop, the structure is then opened and examined by the judges. Each structure must allow easy access to the egg for inspection after the drop. If the egg is intact, the drop is considered successful.
The lighest total structure weight that prevents the egg from breaking will be declared the winner. In the case of a tie, the judges will select the winner based on design concepts.