An espresso cup specially designed with fins, to ensure the successful deployment of your rocket fuel. All systems are go! Paraboloid bowl holds approximately 1.5 fl oz. or 45 mL. (Note that I previously claimed the cup held 60 mL. While my 3D modelling software still reports that as the internal volume, some combination of the printing process and glazing is robbing me of internal volume. Contact me if you'd be interested in a larger, more expensive 60 mL cup.)
After receiving feedback from Shapeways, I've created a slightly revised model for the cup. I'm told that this model will be easier to print and glaze, leading to a more reliable product. The changes are minor -- it's a little wider, a little heavier, and has more rounding on edges that were previously sharp (a 3D rendering shows the differences above).
Update (April 13th, 2013): The cup has had a great run on Shapeways, and I deeply appreciate the attention and positive feedback it has received. The bad news is that I've got to stop offering it for sale here. The good news is that the cup is now available commercially! It's being manufactured by Fred and Friends, sold under the name "Blast Off! Espresso Cup Set". It's already available for purchase online (perpetualkid.com, thinkgeek.com), and I'm sure you'll be able to find it in your favourite housewares store soon.
Solo e Sola is an espresso cup that holds a single cigarette.
The Solo e Sola cup was inspired out of need, and could be used to build an entire business model... imagine a food truck offering single espresso shots with single cigarettes. Currently illegal, probably unhealthy, yet understandably desirable, Solo e Sola is a serving piece for a food truck, a cafe or a restaurant, or individuals.
A product of Tomorrow Lab’s CoBuilt process [ http://tomorrow-lab.com/cobuilt ], this cup was developed for a low cost using rapid fabrication processes including an inhouse MakerBot and Shapeways.com.
**A Word About Wedding Use*** Several things make these holders suitable for weddings:
-great price for 3, so you can decorate all of your reception tables.
-Verstile design allows you to add personal shades that match your wedding colour scheme, and also theme. For example, if you have a daisy wedding, put daisies on the shade! Put names on the shades and you have an instant romantically lit place holder at the table.
-When things get crazy at the wedding reception, these little beauties in WSF are durable. They bounce.
-Fits nicely into a purse or coat pocket to take home as favours.
WARNING: Use of real candles is not recommended. They may get too hot for the paper or the plastic holder. Instead, use the handy dandy electrical tea-lights available at your dollar store.
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