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Carrying a single, large hot pizza, in cardboard box, is a relatively
If, however, the pizza carrier has other items to transport, things
become more complex, which can imperil the stability of the box and
thus risk compromising the integrity of the pizza.
transition is a point of particular risk.
However, with the new BorgCo pizza carrier, such concerns are at an
The carrier is of moulded plastic, and comprises a vertical shaft
500mm long, at the top of which is a sturdy grab handle. At the base
the shaft are two fold-out brackets - one designed to support and
retain a large, boxed pizza in a horizontal plane, and the other a clip
take the neck of a 2 litre soft drink bottle hanging vertically down.
The distance between the centreline of the bottle clip and that of the
shaft is adjustable.
To use, set the bottle support adjustment to correspond to the
diameter of the pizza. Place the pizza on the platform and adjust the
position of the bottle while supporting the device by its handle, until
shaft hangs vertically.
The pizza can then be easilly carried one-handed, with the bottle
closest to the user's body, the turning moment induced by the
weight of the pizza being exactly counterbalanced by the force
acting on the bottle.
||[+] for excellent application of physics.
||I feel like this is perfectly engineered, and therefore
against my principles. Could you somehow include
the words "gimbal" or "flywheel-stabilized" ?
||I appreciate the fact that some people do eat pizza,
but what sort of gentleman actually carries his own
pizza? And how does the drink enter into this? Are
you seriously expecting the sommelier and the
waiter to do double-duty?
||I think you could arrange the shaft, between handle and pizza, to form a kind of cage. Put the bottle in the cage, and its weight becomes centered as easily as the design can center the pizza box that the brackets hold.
||[Max], the sommelier has a reasonable excuse since the beverage specified is a //2 litre soft drink//
||The re-useable lead weight doesn't fit with the idea of making
the unit as light as possible when not deployed, and if you just
want dead weight you can jettison then forget the salad and get
the shop to fill an empty drink bottle with tap water.
||Best to have a platter on one side of the shaft, and a basket on the other. The shaft itself is in two sections, the top section is a vertical shaft terminating in a spade grip, while the lower section consists of a pair of parallel radius arms. However unbalanced the load, the platter and basket will swing to position the centre of gravity directly beneath the handle and top part of the shaft. The radius arms make sure that the platter is always perpendicular to the upper part of the shaft.
||Yes, that would be ideal for a balanced meal ...
||kinematic version would be a hat with a thing like a drum on it, slices of pizza to be held onto the surface by centrifugal force using a tesla turbine powered by bellows in the footwear.
||Since [bs0u0155]'s annotation, we have been considering the
possibility of a gyro-stabilised gimball-mounted servo-levelled pizza
||//slices of pizza to be held onto the surface by
centrifugal force using a tesla turbine powered by
bellows in the footwear//
||it's testament to this website that I read that and
thought: "Seems reasonable"