High School Students Conquer Ketchup Water with Their 3D Printed Ketchup Cup

By: | May 5th, 2014

Two high school seniors from Kansas City embarked on a year-long project to fix an issue we can all relate to … eliminating the watery red ooze that comes out before the actual ketchup we want on our plate of food.

Students Tyler Richards and Jonathan Thompson spent a week of contemplating potential solutions before discovering the Pythagorean cup idea, which is explained here.

They now have a 3D-printed prototype. As Richards explains, “Basically, kind of what’s happening is that there is no way the ketchup can go through [the regular end of the cap], so [the pressure] pushes the ketchup up and over and through the tube, whereas the water will be sitting at the bottom.”

The two have determined a ketchup cap can be produced at merely 23 cents and will solve a broad issue society experiences, I for one hope these kids get a patent and experience success from their innovative ways!

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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