Knowing my affinity for Oreo cookies, my son sent me a gift yesterday, for no reason, other than to show me the benefits of having a son who earns a paycheck.
Being the grateful father that I am, I showed my thanks by posting a picture on Facebook showing my gift in action:
This led to my son's suggestion that I could dunk all of the cookies at once and grab them one at a time with the tongs if I placed the holder inside the glass. I thought this was a splendid idea, so I wanted to try it. Alas, the holder is too big to fit in the glass:
This is backed up by the instructions on the back of the box (which I neglected to read until after the fact):
My next thought was to get a bigger glass. Alas, this too will not work as the curvature of the holder is formed to fit the size of the glass provided:
My next thought is that this is a job for Fusion 360? Fusion 360 is Autodesk's integrated CAD, CAM, and CAE software that unifies design, engineering, and manufacturing into a single platform. I need a glass that has the curvature to match the holder on one section but then expands its radius so that the holder can fit inside. Is an elliptical glass the right approach for the design of a container that could be 3D-printed?
For every problem, there is an immediate but incorrect solution. Although the elliptical glass was my initial thought, the answer is "No, this will not work." Although the holder fits this glass, the curvature is the wrong way. An oddly-shaped Pacman-like glass might be the proper solution:
With a glass shaped like this, the cookies would be put in the holder, the holder is put on the glass, the glass is filled with milk, and the cookies are retrieved one at a time with the tongs.
Autodesk has always been an automation company. Today, more than ever, that means helping our customers automate their design and make processes. We help them embrace the future of making, where they can do more (e.g., quantity, functionality, performance, quality), with less (e.g., energy, raw materials, timeframes, waste of human potential), and realize the opportunity for better (e.g., innovation, user experience, efficiency, return on investment). I had no idea that it could include the opportunity to create a better way to dunk.
The desire to dunk is alive in the lab.