On this Monday, January 7, I began Project Collisions with an egg drop. This design challenge was to drop a raw egg from a height of 5 meters without breaking it. A material list with items to purchase was provided. My first design was using
1 A4 paper, 1 newspaper, 8 pieces of strings, 3 sets of rubber bands, 3 straws, and 2 binder clips. Our design is egg wrapped with 1 full sheet of newspaper, then connect also stable the egg wrapped with newspaper with the parachute made from four strings connected with an A4 paper, which made the parachute.
Then, working in a group, we decided to add a parachute to slow down the speed of the egg when dropping, then we decided to wrap our egg with a full sheet of newspaper to ensure that there is a protection for the egg, we also added rubber bands around the wrapped egg to stable the wrapping, last we put 2 binder clips on the top and bottom of the wrapped egg to kind of make a stand for the egg.
As the egg was dropping, I was really nervous because I was worried if our design was save for the egg but in the same time, I was very excited too because I really want to see if the egg is saved or not.
Our design was successful because we slow down the speed when its dropping and wrapped the egg with multiple layers to protect it.
Next time, I would make a bigger parachute so that we can slow down the speed more.
Project Collisions is using the idea of drone delivery. During my research, I learned that delivery with a drone can deliver you many different things to you. Through this project, I hope to be able to learn more about the different things that can be delivered with a drone. Also, to learn how can the package land soft and be accurate.