Meet “Mini Me” (Titanium Bottle Opener)
I was messing around with prototypes the other day… (as I do from time to time)
They were titanium bottle openers. I was just trying out some ideas. I forgot about them.
Then something funny happened…
Two days later I saw this project on Kickstarter. The Creator presents the “PiCO” as the smallest bottle opener around (and it certainly appears to be that!).
As a fantastical coincidence… I was working on something similar. Seeing how small I could go with a bottle opener.
I don’t have any intention of producing this – but thought I’d show you anyway:
The titanium sheet from which this bottle opener is cut is 6mm (so, yeah, it’s a fairly sturdy little beast for the size).
The titanium split-ring in the above photos is 18mm (0.70″) diameter… so that should give you an idea of the scale.
Oh, and it works pretty darn well… if you ensure it’s on a keychain. The reason for this is that you hold onto your keychain and it is forms essentially the “handle” for the opener (not sure if that makes sense to you).
Thought I’d put this out here for your detailed analysis… or perhaps just so you can point and say, “ha-haa, there goes Magnus again with his whacky prototyping!” 😀