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The two designs I have are as
follows. Both straws have small
ammounts of metal in the plastic and
the cups you have rest on a pad with
a circular linear engine
The Ghost Design
This straw has a small ring of steel in
the tip and also a hydrodynamic
to create turbulance
behind it. Of the two designs, it has
the smallest footprint and the easiest
chance of being massproduced. The
momentum may force this straw to
the bottom outside edge of the cup.
However, adding a smaller circular
linear motor inside the bigger one
and having them switch back and
forth should solve this problem
The Whirlygig Design
Straw with plastic coated steel rotors.
This design will be the most centered
and will only need one linear motor.
Also the most efficient for mixing
At no point in the design does it call
for the metal to touch your drink.
||Looks like you left everyone speechless. That or they are all stirring the air around the post with ghost votes and annos.
||I still want a small, less ungainly version of common laboratory mixers using magnets, which whirl the liquid into solution ...
||Ha! I dunno, maybe it just got
buried by new ideas and no one
saw it. That happens sometimes.
||That would be the ghost design.
||And no one can catch the whirlygig idea to anno?