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There are few joys in life so complete as watching
someone else work. It can only be improved by sipping
offering untested advice and having a damned good lean
against a wall or something. Now, the question of where
to put the tea often presents itself. Amazingly, people
brake discs on a '99 Toyota Corolla don't
always have a convenient solution set up. Often, exterior
window ledges are too small and a bit too slanty for a
really full fresh cup of tea, there's always the floor, but,
that's no good unless there's a convenient low seat.
So, a mug. In the base is a battery, one of those nifty
things I think. And some motors, 3 of, lets go small and
brush-less. The 3 motors spin up 3 small, but dense
flywheels, arranged in X,Y&Z axes. Now, you hold your
mug on a little ledge or whatever, and flip the switch.
flywheels spin up, and the mug stays miraculously where
you leave it. Now you're free to say "yup, those conifer
roots go super deep, try rocking it a bit more, it's
surprisingly warm out really, how many more do you
||Coincidences just seem to be all over the place
today. My very firstest first car was a Toyota Corolla.
||Also, would your tea not be subject to precession?
||How about quadcopter mug, you can place it anywhere and it just stays put?
||When you are ready to drink from the mug, the flywheels
will still be turning, and they will resist your attempt to tilt
the cup. You might need to drink your beverage with a
||//the flywheels will still be turning, and they will resist your
attempt to tilt the cup//
||Ah, I thought about turning them off, but the stopping and
spinning up again might be prohibitively energy expensive.
How about stopping two of the flywheels leaving a single
spinning flywheel in the axis of the mug tilt?
||The inner mug (incorporating the handle, naturally) could be gimballed within the flywheel-containing outer mug.
||//You might need to drink your beverage with a
||Beverage. Now there's a word to think about. Has
anyone, ever ever ever, said "I could really do with a
beverage"? I suspect that the word "beverage" is one
of a small group of words which are written but never
spoken. Or, if they are spoken, they are spoken
||Try the toddler section of your local general store.
We have a bowl that doesn't spill by the magic of a
2-axis gymballed exterior and a weighted bottom.
Uses potential and toddler energy only, both of
which are disturbingly renewable.