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£7,814
pledged of £20,000pledged of £20,000 goal
275
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 4 2013 8:54 AM UTC +00:00

About

A tool for the non DIY'er 

You can now hang pictures, mirrors and household items up in seconds onto ANY hard wall materials (brick,concrete block, mortar, plaster, wood and ceramic tiles) no matter how rubbish you are at DIY 

  • The Hard Wall Takker replaces electric drills, screwdrivers, screws, wall plugs, hammers, nails and stress!
  • Comes with an impressive multipurpose drill bit that can be used on any hard wall surface in the home or workplace. Easy to replace when worn out but you will need to do a lot of drilling before that happens. Spare drill bits available separately  
  • If you have drilled in the wrong place NO PROBLEM... simply remove the Takk using the HW Takker and choose the right spot. All you have to do is fill in the small 3mm hole.....and no one will ever notice
  • Works just as well on plasterboard walls

WATCH DAMIEN DEMONSTRATE HOW TO HANG A PICTURE AND FIX A BATHROOM HOOK

Drill a hole - insert a Takk in 30 seconds into BRICK and CONCRETE walls
Drill a hole - insert a Takk in 30 seconds into BRICK and CONCRETE walls
Hang a flower basket ....it is so easy!
Hang a flower basket ....it is so easy!

Who and what is Takker

In 2009 Damien the founder of Takker appeared on the Irish TV show Dragon's Den with his Do-it-Yourself device for hanging pictures onto plasterboard and dry lined walls without damaging them.

The original Takker
The original Takker

It works brilliantly with rave reviews but......there's always a but....for 60% of the population they could not use the Takker as they lived in homes with hard walls (brick, concrete block, concrete plaster etc) and that's just in Ireland.

So we had to come up with a completely new product that did exactly the same job but would work on any hard wall surface and this is it

Hard Wall Takker - 3D printed working prototype
Hard Wall Takker - 3D printed working prototype
  • Hand drills a small 3mm wide hole 12mm deep into any hard surface exactly at 90 degrees to the wall every time 
  • Each wall Takk will hold up to 12 kilos/27 Ibs (that's one heavy picture)
  • Uses all of the existing Takker hook accessories
Hard Wall Takks - compress into the wall surface and will hold up to 12 Kilos or 27 Lbs - they can also be removed with the HW Takker
Hard Wall Takks - compress into the wall surface and will hold up to 12 Kilos or 27 Lbs - they can also be removed with the HW Takker
Hook Accessories
Hook Accessories

You can use all the existing Takker hook accessories

  • Multipurpose Hook: for dish cloths, kitchen utensils, coats, keys, garden tools the list goes on
  • Metal Canvas Hangers: For canvas framed prints
  • Metal Picture Hooks: For cord and hook eye frames

A bit about us

We are a team of four (fantastic might be stretching it) plus our very understanding manufacturing partner Denroy Plastics. 

Damien (Founder and designer), Eoin (business development) Caroline (customer services and common sense) James (the website-wonder man)

Based in Belfast out of the Northern Ireland Science Park which is located next to the Harland & Wolff Shipyard. Our office window looks out into the dock where the Titanic was finally assembled (you might have heard about that ship) and the new Titanic film studios where HBO's 'Game of Thrones' is currently being filmed (4th series)

Our little office is behind this lot - Yep THIS IS BELFAST !
Our little office is behind this lot - Yep THIS IS BELFAST !

Developing the new device

It is all very well having a novel idea but making it into a reality can lead to a somewhat interesting challenge.....and it started with this contraption

The first prototype - bit mad looking !!
The first prototype - bit mad looking !!

 Then to this

Second major prototype - but still a long way off
Second major prototype - but still a long way off

Needing a rethink and access to someone who knew about 3D printing, we knocked on the door of Munster Simms Engineering (Whale Pumps) and met the talented designer/engineer Adam 

Adam's first design concepts - we had our doubts!
Adam's first design concepts - we had our doubts!

Which evolved into this via Whale's 3D printer. The printer was kept busy making numerous parts as the device changed.

We were amazed !
We were amazed !

18 months later the two whizz designers end up with this patent pending device

Adam trying to explain what he's done - meetings never actually looked like this
Adam trying to explain what he's done - meetings never actually looked like this

The biggest challenge was to fabricate a drill bit that could be driven by a simple gearing system and effectively drill into any hard wall surface.....hand powered and without using brute force.

The Drill bits are very hard wearing and can be simply removed and replaced with a push locking fit through the floating base of the Hard Wall Takker.
The Drill bits are very hard wearing and can be simply removed and replaced with a push locking fit through the floating base of the Hard Wall Takker.

To finish the project

We can see the finish line but this is where we need you and your pledge to ensure that the final stages are completed in time for the project deadline.

The funds raised will be spent on

  • Designing and producing the recyclable packaging
  • producing the first production run of 5,000 units
  • Creating a 'How to use' video guide covering FAQ's for the website

With your help we know we can deliver the new Hard Wall Picture Hanging Kit to your home in time to hang that family heirloom or crazy photo print for the Christmas holidays.....Become a DIY star for someone you love!

Quick thank you to

Ka-boom Studios Belfast and Phil the Movie Director - for making Damien and Eoin into film idols (ask their women and only their women)

Titanic Quarter Limited - for use of their show room apartment and allowing us to hang up pictures and mirrors where we wanted them!

Risks and challenges

Coordinating our suppliers to making and delivering their component parts in time for the first production run in early November. We have done everything we can up to this point so the funding unlocks the next and most demanding process.

To mitigate the risks we have fortunately developed great relationships with our contacts and suppliers. There seems to be a real buzz amongst them for the project having now played with the prototype and they all want one when manufactured!

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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.22

    We will make a cup of tea for the amazing Caroline who has to manage customer support and make us look good :-) plus making sure she keeps you updated on the project progress and breaking news!

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    Pledge £15 or more About US$ 18

    HOOK and Refill TAKKS ACCESSORY PACK
    to go with your AMAZING NEW HARD WALL TAKKER

    ACCESSORY PACK includes: 48 x TAKKS - 16 x Picture Hooks - 8 x Canvas Hangers - 8 x Multipurpose Hooks

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    Pledge £20 or more About US$ 24

    YOU KNOW YOU WANT ONE - You will receive a Hard Wall Takker Picture Hanging Kit - The Kit includes a Hard Wall Takker with Drill Bit, 4 x Picture Hooks, 4 x Canvas Hangers, 2 x Multipurpose Hooks and 24 x Takks. Plus an additional 2 packs of hook accessories of your choice (Picture Hooks 8 per pack) (Canvas Hangers 8 per pack) (Multipurpose Hooks 3 per pack)

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    IF YOU LIVE IN IRELAND...YOU KNOW YOU WANT ONE - You will receive a Hard Wall Takker Picture Hanging Kit - The Kit includes a Hard Wall Takker with Drill Bit, 4 x Picture Hooks, 4 x Canvas Hangers, 2 x Multipurpose Hooks and 24 x Takks. Plus an additional 2 packs of hook accessories of your choice (Picture Hooks 8 per pack) (Canvas Hangers 8 per pack) (Multipurpose Hooks 3 per pack) If you live in Ireland post and packaging is included

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    Pledge £38 or more About US$ 46

    GET 2 HARD WALL TAKKERS, one for your self and HAVE ONE SENT TO SOMEONE YOU KNOW (this offer only lasts until 20th September)

    We will post to your contact on your behalf a Picture Hanging Kit gift wrapped including a message plus 2 packs of Hook accessories.

    Each Hard Wall Takker Picture Hanging Kit includes a Hard Wall Takker with Drill Bit, 4 x Picture Hooks, 4 x Canvas Hangers, 2 x Multipurpose Hooks and 24 x Takks.

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    Pledge £38 or more About US$ 46

    IF YOU LIVE IN IRELAND

    GET 2 HARD WALL TAKKERS, one for your self and HAVE ONE SENT TO SOMEONE YOU KNOW (this offer only lasts until 20th September)

    We will post to your contact on your behalf a Picture Hanging Kit gift wrapped including a message plus 2 packs of Hook accessories. Each Hard Wall Takker Picture Hanging Kit includes a Hard Wall Takker with Drill Bit, 4 x Picture Hooks, 4 x Canvas Hangers, 2 x Multipurpose Hooks and 24 x Takks. FOR IRELAND - post and packaging is included

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    Pledge £115 or more About US$ 140

    BUMPER OFFER - 6 HARD WALL TAKKERS TO SEND TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY - (this offer only lasts until 20th September)

    We will post out direct on your behalf 6 x Picture Hanging Kits gift wrapped including a message plus 2 packs of Hook accessories.

    Each Hard Wall Takker Picture Hanging Kit includes a Hard Wall Takker with Drill Bit, 4 x Picture Hooks, 4 x Canvas Hangers, 2 x Multipurpose Hooks and 24 x Takks.

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    BE ONE OF THE FIRST 10 TO PLEDGE AND HAVE YOURSELF A GREAT BARGAIN...you will receive hot off the press (literally) a Hard Wall Takker Picture Hanging Kit -The Kit includes a Hard Wall Takker with Drill Bit, 4 x Picture Hooks, 4 x Canvas Hangers, 2 x Multipurpose Hooks and 24 x Takks. If you live in the UK or Ireland post and packaging is included

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    EARLY BIRD OFFER

    You will receive a Hard Wall Takker Picture Hanging Kit - The Kit includes a Hard Wall Takker with Drill Bit, 4 x Picture Hooks, 4 x Canvas Hangers, 2 x Multipurpose Hooks and 24 x Takks.

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