Eggstrordinary engineering!

Spring is in the air and Easter will soon be upon us. That means it is time for the annual Ergodomus Egg Competition. Last year, we provided you with a link to download and print the component parts of our egg. To create this, we “played” with the complex geometries (double-curved surfaces) that would otherwise be very expensive to analyse and build.

Together with an expert in Rhinoceros and Grasshopper software, we devised an algorithm to subdivide the surface of an Easter egg into small triangles. The algorithm is parametric, allowing us to easily change the size of the triangles which are instantly re-generated. The algorithm also tries to reduce, as far as possible, the number of “different” triangles generated, making production easier and faster.

This year, we invite you to have another go but suggest that you:

• Introduce colour to your creation or,

• Use a material other than paper…maybe even CLT?

Send us a photo of you and your egg and we will post it on our Facebook page. The most beautiful or creative interpretation will receive a prize.


Click the link to download the .pdf of the egg and start your challenge!


Ergodomus Timber Engineering

Loc. Fratte, 18/4

(c/o Centro Commerciale Ponte Regio),
38057 Pergine Valsugana (TN)


(+39) 0461 510932

Our passion for timber engineering knows no limits nor borders. Whatever and wherever your timber engineering challenges might be, we’ll bring you inspired solutions. Call us. 

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