We came across this interesting project posted over on Instructables by user Vitizop. It’s a cool idea: take a key that you need to carry anyway, and shape it a bit to make it more useful — in this case, a lot more useful. As you can see above, this key can do quite a bit, even if you discount a few of the more far-fetched applications, like #7. Hell, #3 alone would be worth taking your housekey into the shop.
If you follow through some of the additional frames, Vitizop continued the creative streak past 10 uses, adding in a 2.5 cm ruler and even a freakin’ light from a Lego toy.
One concern, though: This is posted on Instructables, which is a site all about sharing how-tos, not product ideas, and I can’t really find any actual how-to in the post. All the pictures are of the tool actually in use.
Still, I love the idea, and I can pretty much figure out how to execute it on my own. The bottle opener and can opener — the most fun of the uses, I think, as well as a variety of screwdrivers should be easy to shape with a drill and file and a little time. Filing project of this type feel kinda like whittling to me — a fun thing to do when you’re sitting around watching TV or shooting the crap in the shop.
What do you think? Any better ideas for key mods? Ideas on how to accomplish these easily?
Multi-Key Utility-Key 10-in-1 Tool [Instructables]