How it works:
TRH relies on two concepts that keep it upright at all times.
Concept 1: (Center of Gravity)
Any object will tip over when its center of gravity is outside the tipping edge point. Sports cars are lower to the ground and have a center of gravity low to the ground to keep it on the road. By creating a pyramid base structure the center of gravity has to be at a greater angle before crossing over the point of no return. The pyramid base also lowers the center of gravity by having more mass lower to the ground.
Concept 2: (Magnetism)
This concept only works with ferromagnetic materials. Having a strong magnet at the base of the holder will allow the holder to attract to metal surfaces. I have a riding lawn mower that I use the holder for to keep my water bottle always nearby. It's a convient device to have by. Not only does it attach to metal surfaces but it just resists falling over.
- 1 RED 16oz plastic cup
- 10 flat washers, or any objects used as weight
- 1 Strong small magnet
- permanent marker
- clear tape
Measure 2 1/4 in. from the bottom of the cup to top. It should around half way but not exactly half way.
Cut the cup at the 2 1/4 in line.
Tape the fender washers in a row onto the inner rim of the top half cup
Tape a strong magnet to the bottom of the bottom half cup
Place "bottom half cup" inside the "top half cup" where the bottom is facing the top rim, as pictured
Tape both cups together at the rim, have tape along the entire rim.
Place object inside the now finished Tip Resistant Holder (Red 2.1)
- If the magnet is strong enough the holder can be held to a metal surface at a high angle
- The more weight is attached to the bottom of the holder the lower the center of gravity and the higher an angle can be achieved before tipping occurs
The holder is tip resistant and if tipped to far it will still fall over.