Last Sunday (April 1st) was the first Omaha Maker Group Egg Drop. Â The competition was much in the same style as the Nerf Gun Mod Contest run last fall; This competition had a lower entry barrier, and thus far greater turnout, with 10 total entries (Eric entered twice). Â All the eggs survived the drop, but Stephanie was the big winner, with a score that bested the next entrant by a factor of 4. Click through for full results, and a little high-speed video, thanks to Ben.
Official scores are below. Â It should be noted that these scores really only mean anything at the competition drop distance (11 feet + James, or about 15 feet). Some of the very low-scoring designs (namely Eric’s cube and Steven&Dan’s baggie-o-slime) took an amazing amount of punishment in the post-match destructive testing. Â In many cases, a lower score just means that the device was overbuilt for a 15 foot drop.
2012 OMG Egg Drop – Official Results
|Entrant||Weight (g)||Max Dimension (in)||Distance (in inches)
|Eric – Triangle||61||12||26||2.36|
|Eric – Cube||478||15||28||0.22|
|Steven and Dan||1676||10||20||0.13|
Stephanie’s device consisted of a series of helium filled balloons, granting her an almost non-existent score and a 30x weight multiplier. Even with her 93″ drift, that still netted out to a 10x gain. Â It’s been said that her design broke the rules, though not in the sense that she cheated, but rather that her design caused the rules to malfunction. Â Way to go Stephanie!
Without further ado, here’s the video shot by Ben.