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John Cook from the Seattle PI has a great write up of our Ignite Seattle event! Congrats to Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis for doing an amazing event!

“There are not enough geek nights in Seattle.”

With those words, Make Magazine’s Bre Pettis kicked off Ignite Seattle’s inaugural “egg slam” competition at the Capitol Hill Arts Center.

The idea: Get a bunch of engineers, developers, artists and other techies in a room and see if they can use their talents to protect an egg from splattering against a wall.

The creative juices were flowing last night. One team inserted their egg in a rubber chicken. Another group suspended their egg by rubber bands and placed it in a protective covering. Balloons, carpet foam, Popsicle sticks and bubble wrap were just a few of the materials used.

A wooden catapult, with a milk crate for a launch device, shot the egg contraptions at a plastic sheet covering a brick wall. Each time they hit, the crowd of about 200 would let out a big “oooh.”

Egg slam creates gooey mess – Link.

Pictured here a stitched up photo from MAKE Flickr photo pool member Espressobuzz, lots of people there!

Related:
Ignite Seattle photos on Flickr – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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