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$3,336
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
114
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 14 2016

About

I will be relaunching my Kickstarter campaign, you can find more information by clicking here: throttleopener.com

Throttle | (noun) | throt·tle  - The mechanism by which fluid flow is managed.

Inspiration: 

Opening a bottle is an odd movement if you think about it. For such a small cap, there is a lot of arm and wrist movement. I wanted to create a minimal and unique bottle opener that was also extremely easy to use. But simply making a bottle opener smaller can reduce mechanical efficiency. I took a step back to think about how the hand works and redesigned the opener to take advantage of grip strength. By locking the thumb and gripping the neck of the bottle, the cap pops right off with the Throttle Opener.

 

http://fundbeam.com/tiny-bottle-opener-uses-rare-earth-magnet/
http://fundbeam.com/tiny-bottle-opener-uses-rare-earth-magnet/

 

Design

Minimal and different...that was the goal. There are some wonderful openers that poke holes in cans or double as a tool, this is not one of them. Removing key chains and screwdrivers was essential to create a bottle opener that can sit discreetly anywhere and still be efficient. Although compact, it’s never hard to find, Throttle Opener sticks to any magnetic surface due to the built-in powerful rare earth magnet. Place Throttle Opener everywhere you like to enjoy a cold one and it will always be where you left it.

Trial and Error - Model Testing - Designed for Die Casting
Trial and Error - Model Testing - Designed for Die Casting

 

Compact but easy to find. Attach to the grill, in the kitchen, the patio, garage or anywhere!
Compact but easy to find. Attach to the grill, in the kitchen, the patio, garage or anywhere!

Why Kickstarter

The design and testing work is complete. Using 3D printing or machining to make Throttle Opener would be cost prohibitive. Through research, I've determined that the best manufacturing method is to use a die-casting process (pouring melted aluminum into a mold). Die-casting requires a large upfront payment to cover the creation of the mold. This cost is difficult to justify unless I am able to order hundreds of units, which is why I am turning to the Kickstarter community. By backing this project, you will help me cover the cost of the mold and launch an innovative, crowd-pleasing product! Thanks for supporting Throttle Opener!

Choose Between Natural or Black Matte Finish
Choose Between Natural or Black Matte Finish

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Surveys 

Backer surveys will be sent out immediately after the campaign ends. The survey will allow you to finalize the finish and change the shipping address if needed. Please make sure your email connected with your Kickstarter profile is current.  

Timeline

 

Strong rare earth magnet holds the cap or the opener in place
Strong rare earth magnet holds the cap or the opener in place

 

Risks and challenges

Throttle Openers are currently 3D printed in steel but the final product is die cast aluminum and will have a different finish than the opener in the video and images. I have worked with the manufacturer and believe the Natural and Black Matte finishes shown in the image above will be very close if not identical to the final product. Also, I have done my best to make the transition from steel to aluminum smooth by stress testing the model and having it professionally redesigned to be die cast friendly. If there are problems with the final product, cosmetic or otherwise, I will be able to review and fix them when I received the first run samples, which could delay delivery.

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