InstruMMents’ 01: The World’s First Dimensioning Instrument

I’m terrible at estimating distances and dimensions, which is why I have to keep a measuring tape nearby when doing any reviews. InstruMMents, a company founded by the creators of Misfit Shine, is introducing 01 this morning; it is the world’s first dimensioning instrument. 01 captures, logs, and shares dimensions when it is rolled over straight or contoured objects.

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Elegantly carved in aluminum, 01 is contained within a pen, pencil, or stylus, and wirelessly connects to smartphones.

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With only one hand, you can use the 01 to measures distances, design buildings, hang pictures, or fit clothing; “it helps makers and weekend decorators intuitively capture linear or contoured lengths. No charging required; batteries last up to six months.”

You write with pencil, stylus, or pen from one end and capture dimensions with the fatter black end of the 01.

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You can also “log, search, and share dimensions using the InstruMMents iOS and Android apps.”

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Other features include:

•  Unit Selection: dynamically convert between metric and imperial.

•  Scale: dimension drawings or maps in any scale.

• Quick W-H-D: captures width, height, and depth automatically, making dimensioning boxes fast.

• Blink Interval: Set up grids, hang things equally apart or gauge rough dimensions without your phone.

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InstruMMents is an innovation company founded by the creators of Misfit Shine; the 01 is available now at InstruMMents for $149 (it will open their Indiegogo campaign), and from select retail locations worldwide starting December 1. You can get your 01 personalized with a signature, and the first 20,000 orders will include a Saffiano sleeve; if you are purchase number 20,001 or later, you can buy a sleeve starting at $29 along with ink, lead and battery refills. This looks like the perfect solution for me!

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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.