#1
In my physics class, we're supposed to design and create something to launch eggs as far as we can.
The only limitations we have are that we can't use chemical reactions ( and I'm awesome with those), we can't use pressure, and it can't be any longer than 6 feet in any direction.
Does the Pit have any good ideas?

EDIT: I've already thought of a trebuchet and catapults. I'm looking for more... Original ideas.
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#4
tighten an elastic band to near breaking point, then clamp it into position with the egg. Let the tension build up for about 30 mins, then load the egg and fire.
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#8
have it against a taut rubber band and creat a massive rube goldberg chain leading up to the launch
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#11
12 inch piece of spring steel. Make a base, and a triangle like piece of wood. Put the piece of spring steel to the base (Catapult like) and make a cup for the top of the spring steel. I made one once and it launched a ball over 50 feet.
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#12
Quote by daytripper75
trebuchet



nah, that one is too small, you want something that will put all other egg launchers to shame


in reality, Take a skateboard, remove the front set of wheels, put a bowl on the end you removed the wheels from, set the egg in there, step on the other end...bam...egg launched. A friend of mine did it for a water balloon launching contest where we had to launch a water balloon ten feet............we shot it across the parking lot.....

EDIT:
Quote by daytripper75
he said it could only be 6 feet in any direction.

although it would be badass to roll that thing into the school parking lot.


that is why I have provided him with the skateboard alternative.

I also may add, for the bowl on the end of the board, make it a metal bowl, my friend and I used a plastic one and after 3 launches the bowl was destroyed.
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nah, that one is too small, you want something that will put all other egg launchers to shame





he said it could only be 6 feet in any direction.




although it would be badass to roll that thing into the school parking lot.
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#16
I don't think that a crossbow would work. I've got to be able to bring it to school... Without getting arrested.
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#17
Well if the crossbow is modified to fire eggs you should be safe?


slings are always fun


addle addle?
#18
doesnt crossbow count as pressure?


a pitcher and a baseball bat.....


Edit:


tie a rope around the egg

stand on a ladder make the rope 6 foot long spin in a circle around you like ona a side of you and then let go when u have lots of speed hard to explain
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#19
Quote by beetroot10
doesnt crossbow count as pressure?


a pitcher and a baseball bat.....

I'm guessing the teacher means air pressure...technically the bow produces tension.
#20
We did that for physics recently, except with water balloons. We kind of designed a crossbow/mortar out of surgical hose and PVC pipes


This is for projectile motion and all that jazz, right?
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We did that for physics recently, except with water balloons. We kind of designed a crossbow/mortar out of surgical hose and PVC pipes


This is for projectile motion and all that jazz, right?

That looks interesting. What exactly did you use to make it shoot.

Yeah, that's what it's for.
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#22
wouldn't that pressure break the egg?
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wouldn't that pressure break the egg?

eggs can take lots of pressure. they smash easy but can take lots of pressure
#24
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That looks interesting. What exactly did you use to make it shoot.

Yeah, that's what it's for.


THAT... is a real mortar
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THAT... is a real mortar

I know what it is. I'm just wondering how I'm supposed to fire it without using pressure or chemical reactions.
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#28
wait, isnt your only choice a trebuchet, since every other idea has pressure, chemical reactions, or is illegal to bring to school?

isnt an egg launcher illegal to bring to school?
#29
No chemical reactions huh

What if you used a nuclear reaction like an atomic bomb? Seriously though, you could use a solenoid coil to accelerate a metal disk which could launch the egg.
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#30
Quote by daytripper75
he said it could only be 6 feet in any direction.




although it would be badass to roll that thing into the school parking lot.


whos gonna argue about it only being able to be 6 ft when you have that? i can see that convo.

"its only allowed to be 6 ft"

"theres a $100 bill in the basket for you"

*swing*

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#31
Get 2 really big neodymium magnets, strap the egg to one, and clamp the two like sides together. Then put the magnets in side a barrel of some sorts and release the clamp; the egg should go far.
Last edited by hippiebass at Jan 31, 2009,
#33
IDK if its been posted but how bout one of those T-Shirt launchers? You'd have to put something around the egg to make a good seal though. Maybe a big-ass o-ring?