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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 29, 2014.

Why are Allen Keys not shaped like a key?

About this project

This is the question that I asked myself before exploring the concept. I looked at the problems with hex key’s and found that with one simple idea I could solve two problems.

  •  Uncomfortable to hold 
  •  Inconvenient size 

How I solved the problem.

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Behind the solution: I have designed the product, the website, the motion graphic and even shot the video's and photos. It's been hard work in full throttle to get it to this stage. Taking over a year and half of development to refine the solution in to a product. These are the milestones in the product development bellow.    

Proof of Concept: I had to get this idea out of my head and into my hands, this is the first proof of concept. It was oversized and and over tightening, but my concept worked.

Product development: Taking the tool from concept to product meant  exploring alternative manufacturing process, sizes and proportions of the tool that worked the most efficiently.

The final Product. 

  • Feels great in your hands 
  • It's small and portable 
  • You can get into hard to reach places 
  • It's hard to lose 
  • Easily tightens bolts 
  • Easily loosens bolts 
  • Half the size double the force

The product demo.

The demo show's  the tool at work, I compare using a long arm allen  key to a short arm allen key.  Long arm alleys keys are fantastic i just found there too long to be practical.

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The Pledges.

Your pledges are what will make the D-key a dream come true, a product I designed for people to use. Your support, from a pledge to sharing the project with a friend, will always be returned with a big thank you.

 

 Fulfilment.

Risks and challenges

I have been working with a manufacturer to ensure the tool is production ready. The manufacturing company is one of the largest Hex key manufacturers in the industry and has years of experience delivering high quality tools.

However the manufacturing industry is new to me and there will be unpredictable challenges with the lead times. The factory will only be able
to give me a definitive answer for lead time once I have paid for the tooling.

The shipping time of the tools will therefore be dependent on your location and the delivery service.

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    Never lose a tool again, the limited edition D-key&ME, In the one size you use the most with hand made Kangaroo leather key strap.

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    Never lose a tool again, the limited edition D-key&ME Double D set, In the two sizes you use the most with hand made Kangaroo leather key strap.

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    Give Allen a shout! With the Double D's D-Key&ME limited edition version in the two sizes you use the most and Hey Allen typographic T-shirt.

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    Rub Allen’s nose in it with the hey Allen typographic T-shirt, and D-Key&Me in one size with handmade kangaroo leather strap.

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    Never lose a tool again, the limited edition D-key&ME Triple D set, In the two sizes you use the most with hand made Kangaroo leather key strap. £38

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    Never lose a tool again, the limited edition D-key&ME Triple D set, In the sizes you use the most with hand made Kangaroo leather key strap.

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    1 backer

    Rub Allen’s nose in it with the hey Allen typographic T-shirt, and D-Key&Me double D’s in two size with handmade kangaroo leather strap.

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    1 backer

    Rub Allen’s nose in it with the hey Allen typographic T-shirt, and D-Key&Me triple D’s in two size with handmade kangaroo leather strap.

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