Introduction: Oreo Dipper (Silly Solutions)
Have you dipped an Oreo in milk, only for it to melt and sink to the bottom of the cup? This design can solve that. By inserting the Oreos into the slots, they are protected against falling into the deep abyss of white. It is also extendable to fit many cups, holding from 5 to 10 Oreos at once. Follow the steps to design one yourself!
(Enjoy the cliches!)
Step 1: By the Numbers
The measurement we have to know is the size of an Oreo, which I found on a website. Be careful of strangers, shady sites, and strangers on shady sites. Researching Oreos should be fine.
"The original Oreo is 1 3/4 inches wide and 9 millimeters thick"
1.75 inches = 44.45 millimeters
You also need to get measurements of some cups to know how big (or small) you need to make it.
Step 2: Holding It Up
You first need to hollow out a cylinder and then cut it in half. Then use cylinders slightly larger than an Oreo to cut slots in the bottom. Make sure the dividers aren't too high, or it won't be extendable. This is only half, so one side should be open.
Step 3: A Tale of Two Sides
Duplicate the side that you made, scale it up, and flip it to create the other half. Make sure that they don't simultaneously exist in the same spot. Put simply, don't let them overlap. That will break the extension mechanism.
Step 4: Connection Secure.
Change the color. That orange is ugly.
Because right now the smaller half simply rests within the bigger one, we have to add an extension mechanism that will allow us to change its length so that it can fit in more than one cup. You should first make overhangs on the bigger one so that the smaller one won't come out on the top. Now they are still wobbly, so a stabilizer on the bottom helps. Make an extrusion on the small half with a cylinder and indent in the big half with the same cylinder, but scaled up.
Step 5: Press Leakage
Houston, we have a problem. The milk doesn't exactly get in or out of the container. In order to fix that, we'll have to put holes throughout the entire thing. Use duplicate and repeat to easily create the holes.
Step 6: Getting a Handle on It
We face one last problem. The container now falls into the cup. We need handles on the sides to hold it up. Cut cylinders in half and place them on the sides.
Step 7: Finished!
Aren't you grateful that the title for this step isn't a phrase you've heard a million times? A well-needed break.
Now you can print it and use it to solve all of your cookie-and-cream struggles. My printer broke, so I'll have to stick to chopsticks.
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