It began it's life as a slab of acrylic. Using a 3-axis CNC mill, it was machined into the perfect piece for office desktops. Use it as a coaster to keep rings off of desks and utilize the spoon sill to catch drips. It is also used as a lid to keep dust and pathogens as you transport the beverage from the tea room to the workspace.
Step 1: Step1. the Design.
A basic drawing was done of the project and measurements were taken from a variety of coffee mugs to confirm dimensions. The completed item would be cut from a piece of acrylic 9.5mm thick. Tea spoons were also compared to settle on an appropriate diameter for the spoon recess.
The measurements used for this item.
-D1 (circle for the main recess) = 84mm
-D2 (circle for the spoon recess) = 26mm
I draft of the 2D mechanical drawing was then done in a sketch book for reference.