On 18th June, a group numbering about 15 people assembled at Maker Space in Newcastle. We were then presented with a challenge by Ed Bisdee.
“can you make out of paper, cardboard and tape an enclosure that could protect an egg from a two story drop”
Some worked in teams, some on their own, much tape and paper was used, some had laser cut structures.
We then proceeded to the test site, a lovely example of a Newcastle T-Dan brutalist staircase, at the end of a quiet street.
You wont believe what happened next.
Of all the structures tested, only one egg broke, leading to estimated success rate of 80-90%
I really didn’t expect that.
Admittedly we did discover that one of the eggs was a trick fake egg. (looks at Dan and Greg)