About this project
The Shape of Things To Come
We are excited to introduce the Versa Ruler™, the first-ever shape-making ruler! The Versa Ruler enables you to form and lock unlimited, multi-sided shapes– with accurate measurements for every side and angle. Think of a 2D erector set of rulers that you can slide and angle around, laying perfectly flat on any even surface. The user can connect sides to form angles, which scale and skew smoothly–while also providing you the ability to independently lock angles and sides.
It began as a concept for a shape-shifting ruling device, which then became an insanely fun and challenging design project between friends. Our experiment in combining symmetry and utility led to the creation of the Versa Ruler –and the subsequent formation of our company. The idea fueled a fury of new product concepts and now we find ourselves on the cusp of launching our brand, Koala Tools, with the Versa Ruler as our first product.
It's the perfect tool at the perfect time.
With so many of our tactile experiences going digital, our mission is to nurture both creativity and productivity at a visceral level. And as our education becomes more visual, the honing of our aesthetic senses will play an increasingly vital role in how well we learn.
From astronomy to art, shape and proportion have always been at the core of our understanding of the universe around us. That's why the ruler is one of the oldest tools in mankind's history. It's also, up until this point, one of the most unchanged. We believe that this great tool is due for a revolutionary upgrade, so we created the Versa Ruler with features like:
- Sliding sides and pivoting angles
- Interconnectivity of multiple sides and angles
- Alternating US standard and metric units on opposite sides
- Ability to lock angles and sides independently
- Ability to construct unlimited open and close-ended shapes
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
And we believeeverybody should. Whether it's drafting, geometry, architecture, construction, engineering, or any number of crafts, the Versa Ruler adds new functions that can really stir things up! We absolutely love the fact that the imagination is the limit with this tool. Ruling in 2D will be the new standard in the construction of forms and shapes– and has the potential to improve our sense of proportion and visual language in ways that seem extraordinary. Just imagine you had one of these as a kid!
The Versa Ruler is our first product of what we hope will become a solid, growing company. Our goal is to manufacture and sell them to schools, art & craft stores, educational supplies retailers, museum gift stores, and even hardware stores. The enthusiasm that we have seen to date is incredibly promising and is a big part our decision to dedicate ourselves fully to pursuing this dream of ours.
Working on this project has taught us that our combined efforts can make great things happen. For us, this is just the beginning of our story. We wholeheartedly welcome you to become a special part of the success of this project. Your contribution will be the spark that ignites this new ruling revolution. Thank you and keep creating!
Versa Ruler™ is a trademark of Koala Tools and has a US & PCT patent-pending status.
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