The Coaster-Lid.

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.
This is a really cool idea, has it been mass produced before? Maybe you would be interested in doing a Kickstarter project for it?
Thank you! <br>I will consider doing a Kickstarter Project with my coaster-lid. <br>Thank you for introducing me with such a cool website! Haha
That's great! When you get the project up and everything, put the link here, I'll forward it to a bunch of people I know as well as some good spots on Reddit. Good luck!
Oh... Nice thinking there! I like the simplicity of the idea and the execution as well! <br>Nicely done! <br> <br>And yeah... Why not try a kickstarter?
Haha, Thank you! <br>Kickstarter is pretty cool! <br>I will consider some more project to do with it. haha

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