Teams must design and 3D print a contraption to protect a raw egg from breaking as it is dropped from a set of predetermined distances.
There will be 3 rounds of drops with each surviving team advancing to the next round. They will move forward with the same egg but are able to replace their contraption’s broken parts with new prints or replace the contraption entirely with an identical print.
ROUND 1: 6ft DROP
ROUND 2: 14ft DROP
ROUND 3: MYSTERY
In the event of a tie with multiple teams successfully completing all 3 rounds, a winner will be selected via judge’s decision based on CREATIVITY, RELIABILITY, & AESTHETICS.
The winning team after the 3 rounds will receive our coveted Egg Drop Trophy, as well as FREE filament for an entire school year*!
THE RULES & REGULATIONS
-Each contraption is to be made entirely of 3D printed components (FDM machines only)
-Any and all FDM compatible filaments are allowed (PLA, ABS, TP U , ETC.)
-The weight of each contraption may not exceed 200 grams
-GLUE and TAPE ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED
-Final designs must be that of your own creation and cannot be designs readily available on the internet
-This competition is free for schools to compete in, but we will only be accepting 20 teams .
-This competition is for High School & Middle School students only with one team per school allowed, but there is no limit to the number of members you can have. Whether your team is an entire grade or just a small robotics club (or anything in between), you can compete with us.
-The application deadline is September 4th, 2020 and we will announce the competing teams through email on September 9 th , 2020 . Our competition will be held “virtually” on October 2nd, 2020. Use the following link to apply:
DROP DAY DETAILS
Our competition will take place behind closed doors at our MakerGear facility in Beachwood, Ohio with the entire event broadcasted live on Facebook and YouTube.
Competing teams will need to mail us their contraptions directly OR email us their MakerGear compatible gcodes NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 30 th .
If your team is mailing your completed contraptions please make sure to include multiple prints for each round, and detailed directions of assembly if necessary.
Attn: Egg Drop
23632 Mercantile Rd., Unit G
Beachwood, OH 44122
If your team opts to email us your gcodes and would prefer us to print your design with our machines, please include your preference in filament along with detailed directions of your assembly. Send your designs to Jacob@makergear.com .
More details to follow at a later date. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email us at Jacob@makergear.com .
*Limit of TWO 1kg spools of PLA per Month (up to TWENTY 1kg spools in total)