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  • I need a cup of coffee for this bad day 
  • Oh no! I knocked off the cup by accident and it spilled so easily!  I'm so sorry! 
  • !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Does this ever happen to you... Are you ever having to dry your papers out in the sun because of coffee spills? If that's the case then you understand the struggle many face. Spills can lead to dangerous or messy consequences to the point that they can harm many people. The severity of it could be burns from the hot liquid.  With just one push on from your hand your entire cup can turn upside down and on the floor!!!
  • Forces involved in Solution
  • Another force acting on the mighty cup is the force that causes the cup to fall down. Mostly accidental, but everyone at some point in there life has spilled a drink, that happens because of the force you exert on the cup when you bump or hit it.  That force 
  • Forces Involved in Collision 
  • There are many forces involved with the Mighty Cup. First, lets talk about the forces that keep the cup in place. When you set down the cup it creates a air pressure lock on the bottom of it due to the suction cup on the bottom. This causes the bottom of the cup to be secured onto the table.
  • The Mighty Cup is a cup that is impossible to knock over and is a perfect solution to prevent spills. How can you still lift it up but can't knock it over? When you press the cup down, the air is squeezed out which creates lower air pressure. The lower air pressure sucks the cup. If someone tries to knock the cup,  the rubber bottom is going to move up a bit. This results in a small decrease of interior air pressure than the atmospheric pressure causing the air pressure on the top to have a greater force to hold the cup down. If you hold the cup at the top you can lift it up.  This is because when you lift the cup the cup stretches out resulting in higher air pressure which lets air out. Basically, suction cups work by having less interior pressure than atmospheric pressure. To lift the cup you have to exceed the amount of interior pressure inside than the atmospheric pressure.
  • Solution: Mighty Cup
  • To Sum it Up
  • Diagram
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