Inspired by Science

Just about everyone has experienced the embarrassment of spilling a drink on someone’s carpet.

The SpillNot is the ultimate solution for carrying an open cup of coffee, tea, or maybe a bowl of soup, without worrying about spilling (no need for a special cup or bowl). The design is simple yet elegant, and the physics is amazing in that it allows the SpillNot to swing in all directions without spilling a drop. The fundamental concepts of Newtonian physics explain why this tray can be used to carry a full open beverage with no spills.

Just set the drink on the tray, grab the loop, and off you go, across the house, down the hall, down the street, or up the stairs! No need to leave extra room at the top of the cup, look at the drink while walking, or walk extra slowly to avoid spills.

Of course there are limits, the SpillNot is science not magic. If bumped, the drink may spill and fall off the tray. Sudden movements or jerks may cause spills. It should not be used with liquids that are hot enough to scald and should not be used in moving vehicles (not counting ships, large planes, and maybe submarines, where it would be great!). For swinging a beverage, try a plastic cup outdoors – a little practice may be needed.



The new SpillNot+ is coming soon to Amazon.com! The SpillNot+ is larger than the original, allowing a person to easily carry up to four open beverages. The top side of the tray is non-slip, it’s lightweight, and the extension arm can be removed from the tray for efficient storage.

  • Easy to carry four full open beverages with one hand
  • Keep one hand free for opening doors
  • No need to look at the tray
  • Easy to switch hands
  • Easy to disassemble and stow
  • Carry beverages up and down stairs or over rough terrain
  • Lightweight
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Non-slip
  • Accommodates a large bowl of soup or cereal









Retail venues

The following are just a few of the venues where the SpillNot is sold:


   I personally handle SpillNot sales on Amazon.com

United Scientific

United Scientific Supplies, Inc. develops, manufactures and delivers top-quality educational and laboratory products for around the world. From their headquarters in Waukegan, Illinois, they have served the scientific and laboratory community since 1992.

Arbor Scientific

Arbor Scientific provides Physics and Physical Science teaching equipment tested and approved by educators recognized for their expertise. They work with teachers at all levels to find the ‘Cool Stuff’, supportive teaching guides and science teaching supplies to make each learning experience fun and effective.

educational innovations

We are a full service specialty event and design firm providing the ultimate experience in bringing concepts to life. We offer an unparalleled experience in event production, design, display, lighting, signage, decor and display.


“When I used it for the first time, I couldn’t believe how magical it was (I know it’s physics!). Seriously, I can’t express how revolutionary this device is. Every time I use it, I shout out – It’s Magic!!!”

“My daughter recently bought me one of your Spillnot drinks carriers, and whilst I originally thought it a cute but ultimately irrelevant gadget, it’s proven itself useful many times. I often go to sit outside with a cup of tea and a book or laptop, which requires two hands to operate my old-fashioned doorknobs. This little widget has proved to be a valuable quality-of-life enhancer for me, and I’m delighted!”

“I recently bought a spill not and am so thrilled by it! I walk with crutches and it is a complete game changer for me as far as carrying drinks!