We've managed to strap computers and even multitools to our wrists. But what happens if you suddenly need to measure the length of something and you're far away from your toolbox? You're screwed! Or you were screwed. No longer, thanks to this clever bracelet that doubles as a bendy ruler.
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At some point in a child's life they eventually make the connection that a long plastic ruler is not unlike the barrel of a gun, and suddenly maths homework gets a lot more enjoyable as they blast away at imaginary aliens between problems. The folks at Atypyk have taken that idea one step further with a pair of plastic toy ray guns that double as rulers and protractors.
Here's a simple but rather clever design improvement for clear plastic rulers that most of us would have probably welcomed back in grade school. Nendo's new Contrast Ruler features metric markings that fade from black to white, so no matter what colour of surface you're working on and shows through, you can always easily discern the tick marks.
Sure, that laser rangefinder made short work of measuring every dimension in that room you plan to renovate. It's just too bad you jotted all those measurements down on the back of an old receipt that promptly went missing. That's why Bosch has given its new GLM 100 C laser rangefinder Bluetooth capabilities and an accompanying app so every last measurement is accurately documented.
Although the ultimate destination will most likely be an LCD display, many apps begin their lives as nothing more than concept sketches on paper. And the next time you start doodling your brilliant app idea, this Pixel Ruler will ensure the various elements in its user interface are perfectly in proportion.
I haven't touched a wooden ruler since I was old enough to safely use a retractable tape measure, but I'll be making room for one again in my office supplies drawer now that Mustard has added fingers for backscratching.