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Octo-cup Holder

extra cup holder device for street money collection
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When those with little money are on the street with nothing but a paper coffee cup to rattle at passers by, a little help would be welcome to improve their efforts. Octo-cup Holder can assist with their endeavours.

The device is simple, consisting of an extendable telescopic arm, like a car aerial. At one end is a hand gripper, and at the other end there's a set of 8 prongs arranged like a fan. Each of the prongs terminates in a circular ring that acts as the paper cupholder.

Our street collector now has eight coffee cups to shake at extended arm's length.

Deluxe version has a basic motorised action via a AA battery in the handle. This causes the cups to vibrate, making whatever coins they contain to emit additional attention seeking noise.

xenzag, Oct 04 2019


       Certainly I can see that if you rattle eight coffee cups in the faces of passers-by, you'll make eight times as much money as if you only rattle one coffee cup - this is truly a revolutionary invention. My only fear is the this will precipitate a street-begging arms race resulting in people rattling vast grids of thousands of coffee cups.
hippo, Oct 04 2019

       A drawing will follow later.....
xenzag, Oct 04 2019

       "Well, if he can afford an Octo-cup holder..."
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 04 2019

       They may be rented from a modern day Fagan. I'm thinking 8th as a natural for this role.
xenzag, Oct 04 2019

       "Well, if he can afford the rent on an Octo-cup holder..."
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 04 2019

       // thinking 8th as a natural for this role. //   

       We are gratified by your confidence; however, while we are able to assume the design and manufacturing roles, we have had comparatively little success in the type of customer-facing position you envisage. Experience suggests that engaging one of [MB]'s numerous relatives will deliver a more satisfactory outcome in terms of cost-benefit.   

       // additional attention seeking noise. //   

       An actuator seems to be over-engineering. We suggest a small speaker concealed inside some 3D-printed facsimile coins in the base of the cup.
8th of 7, Oct 04 2019


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