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Redefine your sketch tool - a Multi-functional and metallic ruler
Redefine your sketch tool - a Multi-functional and metallic ruler
Redefine your sketch tool - a Multi-functional and metallic ruler
978 backers pledged HK$ 430,517 to help bring this project to life.

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Hexagonal Ruler is a multi-functional and metallic ruler that is designed to make sketching handy in seconds. If you were an ambitious designer or sketching guy, this ruler is made for you.

Flashes of inspiration are always unexpected. However, normal sketching tools are large in size and not easy to be used in public occasions like café. Therefore, Yuan is inspired to craft 4 pieces of rulers in a moderate size for ideas drafting at any time anywhere.

Each Hexagonal Ruler is only 72x62mm with diverse functions like compass, protractor and template ruler... Tailor-made case carries a set of professional tool along your design journey.

Design

The deeper you look into the underpinnings of the universe, the more complex and interesting hexagons you will find, like honeycomb and bubbles. This is why Yuan creates the ruler based on the absolute symmetrical polygon - Hexagon

Compare to traditional rulers, hexagon allows more functions to be built on. You will find multiple functions in a particular Hexagonal ruler. Apart from that, users can easily put them in pocket and use instantly owing to the special shape of hexagon, .

By taking the advantage of size, Yuan believes Hexagon ruler can assist users and their wonderful creations.

Material

Precise etching presents on 2 different metals to form the ‘Hexagonal Ruler’

Matte black and white painted graduations marked on Electroplated Stainless Steel. The contradiction between two extreme colors makes your work sharper and more remarkable ever. 

 Wire drawn Brass gives the ruler a nice premium look, while the aging effects of this material will change the look and feel of every single piece. As time goes by, Hexagonal ruler will become your personalized stationery. 

 

 

Each ruler comes with different functions, you can choose your own combination based on your needs. 

There are 4 of them:

Line - Protractor, Circle 1mm-5mm in diameter, Straightedge, Line in 0.75mm-2mm 

Point - Protractor, Circle 5mm - 120mm in diameter, Spirograph pattern, Straightedge 


Curve - Protractor, Corner rounder 5mm - 50mm in diameter 

Polygon - Protractor, Five to sixteen-sided Polygon

Functions

Quick sketches only with Hexagonal ruler but no other tools.

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Line Ruler-Straightedge

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Point Ruler -Corner rounder 5mm - 50mm in diameter

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Point Ruler -Spirograph pattern

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 Point Ruler -hexagon pattern

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 Polygon Ruler-Five to sixteen -sided Polygon

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Designer 

I’m Ken, an independent designer who focuses on furniture and lighting design. In 2015, I have established Yuan Design Studio which mainly provides 3D printing and Laser cutting services for independent designers like me. 

And now, I am devoting my effort to stationery production as well. As we all know how idea comes and goes, we can hardly portrait our ideas on papers by cumbersome drafting tools.

Therefore, my ultimate goal is to create a tool that is simple, elegant, functional, and easy to use. Hexagonal Rule brings us freedom, quick edits and free flow of ideas that are hard to reach in computers.

 

Risks and challenges

This is the very first Kickstarter project launched by the Yuan Design Studio. So human resource is the biggest challenge in this project. I have to make sure all design, prototyping, production and marketing go smoothly before carrying out the plan.

From initial concept to the latest prototype, I went through more than 10 iterations of the rejects. Over 1-year trial period, the quality of Hexagonal ruler stands up to expectation. I am confident that the manufacturing process is under control and cause no interruption to delivery schedule. I promise to keep everyone update on the progress and any issues that may arise.

Thanks for all the support!

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    5 sets of Hexagonal ruler

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Funding period

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