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Art 13's "Leonardo da Vinci" Egg Drop Devices.
Pretend that you are Leonardo da Vinci and design a device that will protect a large raw grade-A egg when dropped from the top of the Art and Design building.
Begin your project by researching Leonardo da Vinci. Spend some time looking at the drawings from his sketchbooks. The library has several books available and you can make copies and sketches of drawings you find interesting. There is an abundance of information available on the Internet as well. You may also want to research "egg drop" contests. This is an assignment often given to engineering and physics students but, where their interest is primarily functional, ours is primarily aesthetic. Your design should be limited to materials believably available to Leonardo da Vinci. Possible materials include: Wood, paper, fabric, string, and rubber bands.
On the day of our critique, we will drop our finished projects out the third story windows of the Art and Design building. When the device is released, it cannot be in contact with the ground, a person, or a structure. For example, you can't simply lower a basket tied to a piece of string.
Ten extra points will be awarded to the projects that our class votes best in each of the following categories.
Most Creative -- The most imaginative solution to the problem.
Most Complex -- The most convoluted and intricate solution to the problem.
Biggest Splat -- The device that covers the greatest area on landing. This may include egg splatter. Come prepared to clean up your mess!
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