The Carbon.Access.Tool. is a clean and elegant solution to the everyday key chain.
Recently we at Ruckus Comp launched the Carbon.Access.Tool., the next step in the evolution of the key chain. The initial launch was well-received but we want to realize the C.A.T.'s full potential and take it to the next level. We turned to Kickstarter because we want to secure the necessary funds to bring this product to full production and distribution. We know how exceptional the C.A.T. is and want to share it with the world.
Shawn Small // Creator // Engineer // Owner
Long gone are the days of cheap carabiners that stab you when you sit down, put holes in your pants, or just make too much noise. The Carbon.Access.Tool. effectively solves these antiquated problems with a sleek and modern design.
The C.A.T. was designed to fit the majority of key standards on the market today; if you have one that doesn't work we include two replacement keys that can be cut at your local hardware store.
Assembly fun! Impress your friends by assembling the C.A.T. yourself. Build it to your own taste. Using different configurations you can add/subtract as many keys and shapes as you like.
Materials and Process
We start with 6k 2x2 twill weave carbon fiber fabric and vacuum resin infuse it, this creates an incredibly strong and lightweight carbon fiber panel with a mirror finish. All parts are proudly 'Made in the USA' with the majority being produced within 15 miles of our SE Portland laboratory.
Manufacturability or 'how we are going to do this'
- Looks good with casual or professional attire
- Impress your friends!
- Highly configurable
- Small enough to fit inside even the smallest pockets or tightest pants
- Made from lightweight carbon fiber
- Weight: (without keys) 6 grams
- Proudly made in the USA
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
As with any project, there can be unforeseen problems that may arise during production. At Ruckus Comp we have been in the carbon fiber fabrication and repair business for over five years.This past year we have designed, developed and field tested handfuls of different product variations. We are confident in our design and ability to deliver a reliable and successful product within a timely manner.
At Ruckus Composites we have supplied 100% flawless carbon fiber arm plates that are used for X-ray machines and we hold the Carbon.Access.Tool. to the same flawless standards.
If a plate gets scratched we won't ship it. Period
We supply all the binding posts with a threadlocker all-ready installed. This stops the screws and posts from unthreading.
We don't want anyone to lose their keys ever.
We hand finish all the edges on the Carbon.Access.Tool. When you run your fingers around the edge you feel like smooth surface. Smooth like butter.
We like to say the Carbon.Access.Tool. can hold anywhere from 0 to 8 standard keys.