rulers

The Gradient Markings On This Ruler Are Visible On Light Or Dark Paper

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.


An App-Connected Laser Tape Measure Will Never Mistake Inches For Feet

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.


Interactive Ruler Shows How OLEDs Will Make Mundane Objects Smarter

We’ve heard a lot about how OLEDs are poised to change everything from televisions to smartphones. But a group of researchers at MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group are applying OLEDs too more mundane objects, too — like plain old rulers. And the results are surprisingly cool.


Pixel Ruler Ensures Your App Doodles Are Perfectly Proportionate

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.


This Tape Measure Concept Lets You Draw Flawless Lines And Circles

Drawing a perfect circle is maybe the hardest thing one can do with a pen in hand. A straight line, while much easier to accomplish, is still a chore for most people. Designer Sunghoon Jung has dreamed up a concept that will make drawing either one incredibly easy.


What's Not To Love About A Ruler With A Handle?

Maybe we’re easily impressed, but the idea of a ruler with a handle on its face has us all infatuated. We have grand visions of measuring and marking everything in sight with extreme ease.


Slash Through The Zombie Hordes 30 Centimetres At A Time With This Machete Ruler

It doesn’t matter if it’s a pop quiz that involves measuring shapes, or the chance their fellow students have all turned into brain-hungry zombies. The last thing you want is to be chastised at the next parent-teacher meeting for not properly equipping your young’n.


Ruler-Backscratcher Combo Is The Greatest Office Innovation Ever

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.


Bring This Ruler To A Rubber Band Fight

Classroom warfare is tough. You have teachers hounding your stash, cute girls to impress, punk kids coming up with punkier ways to punk you – basically a lot to worry about. That’s why you need this rubberband shooting ruler.


Ruler 2: As Good As An iPhone Ruler Can Get

For a device with a 3-inch screen, the iPhone has a pretty impressive resume: phone, map, camera, sketchbook, dedicated Doodle Jump playing machine. And for $1.19, the newly revamped Ruler 2 app makes it a pretty decent measuring thinger too.