In my AP Physics class, we are doing an experiment where we drop an egg from a window about 20 feet up and have to catch it with some sort of contraption. The contraption must be able to fit in a one cubic foot area (or have its longest dimension be less than a foot long), must weigh less than 50 g, and must actually work. Any ideas? I've come up with a few ideas of my own, tell me what you think: 1. Cushion (like from a pillow) in a cup or container (but loosely stuffed in so it can compress) 2. Something made from paper clips with cushion to catch the egg, compress, and not break it. We have to keep the egg from breaking, or else we get a 0. Our grade is calculated as 10,000 (mass of device) x (length of longest side) and then the highest number someone gets will be a 100, the lowest will be a 70, and all others fit somewhere in between.