The target of the design is to provide a camping cup, which could be stable on any terrain. As there are not many flat, ridged surfaces in a field or in a tent when camping. The working Principle is use the flow of mini balls in the base of the cup. When the cup is put on any unfelt or soft surface, the balls will flow to provide a relative flat, rigid surface, which can support the cup to be stable and vertical. The design could be self-adjusted to let the cup be vertical without fix. Additionally, it is just made of two components and easy to be manufactured. The shape of the cups is simple, so that it could be packed as normal cups.
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