Saturday, February 9, 2013

Creative Idea Generation Helper

One of the core sources of creativity is finding useful link between
two disparate items. So I made a Django view that randomly pick two items from Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (Gutenberg.org) and show them at the same place. Then, you can try to find the interesting link between the two items that might assist your brainstorming/ideation/thinking. Visit: http://ec2-50-19-51-195.compute-1.amazonaws.com/creativ/


Friday, February 8, 2013

The answer to the Egg-Drop Competition.


I love Egg-Drop competition. It is a very interesting competition where the contestants devise clever ways to protect an egg dropped from around 100 feet high. They are evaluated on one thing:total weight of material used to protect the egg




And I claim here that I know the ultimate answer to this. 

Take two balloons and compress them towards each other including the egg between them. Then permanently fix them altogether by taping around them.
That's it. The total weight of two balloons and the tape used is less than 4 grams. It will win you the 1st prize ALWAYS. This works because the low weight density of the balloons serve as parachute. The system weighs 4 grams always, protecting an egg drop from 'any height' .