Egg Crackin Good
The first project for Mechanisms and Things That Move was to construct a Rube Goldberg machine that cracks an egg, causing it to disgorge the yolk and albumen into a container, in no less than five unique transfers of energy. No more than half the shell can end up in the container. The whole series of events has to take less than five minutes and must be contained within a 5′ x 5′ space.
I was grouped with Eric and Scott, and we thought of several clever ways to get past the brutal bludgeon, including dissolving the shell entirely with muriatic acid. Here’s the result of that failed experiment courtesy of Eric:
Not so clever. Back to bludgeon it was. The smell was horrible anyway.