Qbit: A Modern Interpretation Of An Ancient Tool

By October 5, 2017 IPPINKA BLOG, Product Stories

Inspired by the earliest known measuring tool, Qbit is a portable measuring device. According to the Kickstarter page, the Cubit Ruler is a tool from over 4,000 years ago. That’s why the Qbit is a “modern interpretation” of this ancient device, like the title says.

Qbit

When ordering a Qbit from Onehundred, you can customize the measuring tool. There are two sizes for Qbit: 3 in. (or 75 mm) and 6 in. (150 mm). While the former is key-chain friendly, the latter is more of a desk/backpack/home version. You can also pick Qbit’s material of either steel or brass.

This modern version of the Cubit Ruler uses CNC measurement increments and allows you to measure anything from any side of Qbit. It can come in either the metric or imperial measuring system.

Each Qbit comes with an adjustable market for transferring measurements, noting guide marks, or measuring depth. The creators of Qbit want you to be able “to measure anything you come across and be as mobile as you are.” This “modern interpretation” of the Cubit Ruler is pen-sized which lets you store it anywhere—regardless of how big or small your bag or pencil case may be.

Qbit was designed by laser etching and its form was inspired by the Cubit Ruler’s aesthetics.

Onehundred, the company’s name, stands for the 100-mile radius around their studio. Onehundred manufactures their products exclusively from the companies within this radius. The company says this allows them to get to know their partners and their capabilities. Named the “Made in our Neighborhood” by the Onehundred, this philosophy has imrproved the quality and ability to the attention to details of their products. This motto has also cut the carbon footprint of the company’s products by as much as 60 per cent.

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