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A little card to replace all essential drawing tools, fits in your wallet. RFID protection, made in USA.
A little card to replace all essential drawing tools, fits in your wallet. RFID protection, made in USA.
987 backers pledged $25,754 to help bring this project to life.

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MODUS: The Ultimate 11-in-1 Portable Sketching Tool.

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Unlimited possibilities. One MODUS.

Whether at school, library, work, home, or anywhere else, we've all had the problem of putting our great ideas onto paper, simply due to the lack of the right tools. Having enough of this, I set off to design a simple yet portable tool to assist me in drawing, that guarantees to meet all my needs, wherever I go. I needed something that allowed me to express myself in any way, anywhere. MODUS enables you to measure anything from angles to lengths, draw lines perfectly, create accurate and flawless circles, block RFID theft, and more.

The artist's necessary tool. Unleash creativity.

MODUS is a finely crafted, robust piece of aircraft-grade aluminum that fulfills the various tasks of essential drawing tools while maintaining a minimal, simple design that feels great in your hand. You'll find yourself measuring screws and doodling little masterpieces with ease when MODUS is nearby.

Amazingly portable. Ultimately useful.

 MODUS has the same exact dimensions of a credit card. With a tuck of a finger, the 10+ multipurpose tool slips into any wallet and virtually disappears into your pocket, slim and unnoticeable. Doubles as an RFID blocker.

Fits into any wallet.
Fits into any wallet.

Aircraft-grade aluminum. Built to last.

MODUS is machined out of a single piece of 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum, a strong material that airplanes are made of.  A bent card loses it's usefulness, so I put it to the test. After 12 weeks of intense trial and sitting sessions, it's still in its perfectly flat condition. MODUS is tough and is designed to serve as an everyday, lifetime companion.

RFID protection

6061 Aluminum is widely known to block RFID, as many RFID-proof wallets are made of the material. Putting MODUS on the outside slot of your wallet blocks all unwanted RFID theft, and it doesn't require you buying a new wallet.

A notebook's inseparable companion.

Stick MODUS between pages. It's a bookmark, too.

Functions:

  • (1) Protractor (180 degrees)
  • (2) Imperial Ruler
  • (3) Metric Ruler
  • (4) Imperial Compass (by 1/4 inches)
  • (5) Metric Compass (by 1/2 centimeters)
  • (6) Set square
  • (7) T-square
  • (8) Straightedge
  • (9) Rounded edge

Bonus functions:

  • (10) A slim, stylish bookmark
  • (11) RFID Protection upgrade for your wallet

In total, MODUS is a 11-in-1 multipurpose card.

Protractor

A matter of connecting the dots.
A matter of connecting the dots.

Notched with the essential 30, 45, 60, and 90 degrees, the protractor also allows you to mark 10, 20, and 30 degree angles and everything in between. 

Set Square

A simple method to draw parallel lines with ease, without the need to carry two triangles.

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Draw a line --> mark intervals --> mark angle --> connect the dots.

Ruler & straightedge

Measure an infinite amount of objects from bolts to rope and draw flawless lines by the inch, every time.

A unique, accurate compass

MODUS supports circle radii by the centimeter or inch, allowing you to make circles up to 6 inch diameters. But unlike other ruler/compasses, it supports more specific radius sizes using it's unique design, going into half-centimeters and quarter-inches using a neat but simple subtraction trick. And without the needle of normal compasses, MODUS is a child-safe alternative.

Fast, flawless circles.
Fast, flawless circles.

What if you want to get more specific? Use subtraction.

5 1/2 cm radius: Insert one pen in the 6 cm hole --> use the 1/2 cm hole as the pivot --> draw a circle. (the math: 6 cm - 1/2 cm = 5 1/2 cm)

A 2 1/4 inch radius circle: Put first pen in the 3" hole, put other pen in the 3/4" hole and use the 3/4" hole as the pivot. (the math: 3" - 3/4" = 2 1/4")

T-square

Ultra-quick 90 degree angles.

Method 1: perpendicular to center hole and 90 degree notch
Method 1: perpendicular to center hole and 90 degree notch
Method 2
Method 2

 Rounded Edges

All four corners are rounded edges, allowing you to draw rounded rectangles easily.

Style in simplicity

A good design blends in with every environment. MODUS' sleek and slim style fits in with its surroundings, whether you are studying in the library, measuring equipment at work, doodling at school, or designing at home.

Tactical, yet beautiful.
Tactical, yet beautiful.

One-of-a-kind multi-tool

Up to date, MODUS is the only drawing tool with all of the functions above that fits in your wallet on the market. So by backing this project, you will receive a multi-tool unlike any other.

Featured on: 

ageekyworld.com - "a must have for any artist"

architectmagazine.com - "meant for use on the go"

archinect.com - "one nifty portable tool"

Dimensions

MODUS is 3.370 x 2.125" and 0.05" thin, meaning it houses the same specs as a credit card and is slimmer than two stacked on top of each other.

Our Dream

At Shard Designs, we believe in creating a product with exceptional quality and functionality, while keeping elegant design intact with the finished result. MODUS is designed to tackle common problems with style. 

Proudly made in the USA.

MODUS is machined right here locally in California, meaning that you will receive a quality tool guaranteed to meet all your drawing needs while keeping America at work.

Risks and challenges

There are not many challenges in executing out the orders, mainly because we have a reliable source of the product. But there is always the problem of cost, in which we are constantly trying to lower.

Other than that, there's nothing to worry about. We are really pleased and excited about the product, and we hope you are, too.

Thanks so much for your time and support,

Shard Designs

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