Some idle CADs manifesting my idle thinking about coffee, hands, and my overheating computer.
Reciprocating mugs invite you to hold them the way they can hold you back ^^heat sink-inspired coasters ^ cool down too-hot beverages. Deeply impractical // probably v difficult to clean well, but a funny train of thought —>
leading to this heat sink koozie. Thinking about beer koozies as insulators for very-conducting aluminum cans, vs these sort of inverse koozies: conductors for very-insulating ceramic mugs. In case it's unclear, they're conductive metal plates strung with elastic, so they can fit around differently-sized mugs.
As always, hmu if you want any of the CAD files to work with or make or w/e.
These pieces also fit into some other thinking I've been doing: In having mixed feelings about decentralized, digital fabrication's limited efficacy in building social change, I wrote a thing about one way it could be more effective: reducing risk to reduce barriers to entry to product development. These were all designed for new risk-reduced manufacturing platforms.