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JPL Annual Invention Challenge - 2004 Results
Welcome to the 2004 JPL Invention Challenge Results Gallery. Clicking on the entry numbers will provide notes from each contestant about what they invented, how they made it, and lessons learned from their invention. The title for this year's contest is the Bowling Ball Drop Contest. The objective of this year's contest was to create a device that moves an officially supplied 10-pound [4.5 kg] bowling ball from a 1.5-meter tall platform into a spring-loaded pan. The bowling ball must not crack, or in any other way, damage a raw egg that lies only 2 centimeters underneath the pan. The winner would be the contestant whose device accomplishes this task in the fastest time.

For the rules please Click Here!
For the results of the 2004 event, Click Here!

Questions related to this contest should be directed to: Paul MacNeal at: work phone (818)354-7824, FAX (818)393-1156, MS 157-500, located in Building 157-510, or e-mail to

2004 Photo Gallery
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PC032990 PC033000 PickingUpCottonBalls PlacingBallAndEgg

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