PocketRule is your reference card that sits always available in your wallet. Whether you are a designer, maker, engineer, or anyone else, having a stencil, ruler, protractor, or design reference information is useful to have on hand, but the full-size versions of these tools are far too inconvenient to carry daily. AG Studios presents a solution with a sleek, lightweight, durable card to keep with you.
Each PocketRule is identical in size to a standard credit card, and is made of fiberglass and copper to provide an elegant surface and appealing feel in your hand. In this small size, PocketRule delivers a broad array of tools and references for drawing and sketching, circuit design, and measurement.
Even the simplest functions of a ruler and protractor are useful to always have on hand for day-to-day tasks. With your help, AG Studios can launch its debut product and provide a tool for thinkers and makers of all kinds.
PocketRule is designed to be versatile and applicable across disciplines. When designing a circuit board, it is valuable to have a visual reference of circuit component sizes and common amplifier designs. When sketching, PocketRule is designed to provide a simple, yet effective, set of tools for producing common forms. As an engineer or designer, a reference of common physics and unit conversions allows you to not rely on memory.
The shape of a PocketRule is an elegant combination of convenience and functionality. Its dimensions are identical to a standard credit card, but only two of the corners are rounded. This design allows easy placement into a wallet while retaining one fully straight edge for a ruler. All references are drawn or cut out of the inside of the card, maintaining this streamlined shape.
Three versions are available, with features selected for each PocketRule's user. The three versions are geared for use in graphic design, engineering, and circuit work; each is versatile enough for day-to-day use.
Electrical is the PocketRule packed with reference information for the circuit designer. When designing a circuit board, it is valuable to have a physical size guide on hand to refer to in your work. The electrical PocketRule features a ruler, an AWG measurement tool, common amplifiers, and size guides for a variety of circuit board features. The ruler and size guides provide both metric and imperial reference.
Engineer features a ruler, table of unit conversions, and common equations for the designer to think on the go. Equations featured range in depth from translational mechanics to modern physics, and include a reference for common statistics.
Designer focuses on simplicity and elegance in functionality. This PocketRule includes a millimeter ruler and a protractor, and also provides stencils for drawing circles and polygons from a triangle to a decagon.
The polygon tool manifests within the spiral. Each corner of the spiral subtends the appropriate angle to draw its corresponding polygon, enabling versatile drawing abilities in a small space.
Every PocketRule is made of copper-clad fiberglass, the same material used to make circuit boards. This choice of material makes the card lightweight and durable, and provides an elegant aesthetic and satisfying feel in your hand. Each card is 0.8 millimeters thick and weighs 7 grams.
The metallic inscriptions in each PocketRule are made of finished copper, and have the option to be gold-plated. The surface finish is glossy and can be made black, white, blue, purple, or green. Black and green colors can also be made matte rather than glossy.
This project has undergone five tested prototypes to optimize the design, improve aesthetics, and ensure production quality. The history and anticipated timeline of the project completes in several months:
- April 2018 - Initial ideas and designing
- May 2018 - First round of prototyping
- June 2018 - Final preparations and campaign launch
- July 2018 - PocketRule arrives at your door
Risks and challenges
This is a debut product, and the designer's first Kickstarter project. The extensive prototyping, testing, and logistics navigation in preparing this project have ensured that production should be a breeze. All distribution should be done in July. If very many creators pledge, distribution may be delayed by as much as a week or two.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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