Cipher Drinking Glass lets you know what the liquid is

by Mark R

cipher_glass_1Have you ever been in a party where every glass was the same, and you didn’t know which was yours? What’s really sick is when you take a sip, and discover that it is definitely not your drink.

Now imagine that you had these Cipher Drinking Glasses designed by Damjan Stankovic. See all those random colored squares on the glasses? Apparently, they have some odd ability to make certain words depending on what the liquid is in the glass. Depending on what squares appear, that will show what is in them.

It’s like those glasses back in the eighties that had the muscular men or buxom babes with the outfits that would disappear if there was liquid in the glass. I suppose that this is some sort of sensors in order to spell out what is in the cup.

You will note that it knows that one is “Coca-Cola” as opposed to “Pepsi”. Those would have to be some interesting sensors, and I wonder if they could detect a virgin drink from an alcoholic beverage. I mean, there must be thousands of possible drinking combinations, and I’m just not certain that this one glass could really do them all.

Unfortunately, this is still a concept device, so I doubt you’ll be seeing these glasses at a party anytime soon.


6 reviews or comments

Isaac Says: December 24, 2009 at 7:42 am

I imagine its more of carefully aligned colored dots so that when a liquid that matches their color is in the glass it would fill in the blanks as spell out a word. I’m guessing that the words wouldn’t show in the same space for every drink.
Its a really neat concept, and I think it would be done without any moving parts or sensors. Just simply well thought out placements for those “random” colored pieces. If you look closely at the larger images on the source page you can see that the white M for milk is almost visible even when the glass is empty. Its a cool idea, and I wouldn’t doubt that they’ll be in Walmart before too much longer.

Tomaž Says: December 25, 2009 at 11:34 am

i agree with you, Isaac. That actually means. that you could pour in coffe and it would still spell out coca cola? xD

Isaac Says: December 25, 2009 at 11:37 am

LOL, Wouldn’t that be confusing…

I’m surprised they went with Coca Cola and not a generic cola.

Tomaž Says: December 27, 2009 at 2:40 pm

well, it’s still a concept so i guess this could be changed…

Ebo Says: November 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm

The encrypted cipher was rather long, and I was able to figure out the decrypted message without a key, but the key may help me in an irrelevant way. Thanks.

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