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BladeKey(TM) - Key Organizer

by Jamesdavid, published

BladeKey(TM) - Key Organizer by Jamesdavid Aug 8, 2011

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Description

BladeKey is now also available in various sizes milled from aluminium at bladekey.com

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An easy to use "Swiss-Army" like organizer for keys!

Tired of your keys being a big sharp ball of metal? Tired of your keys making a bunch of noise as you walk around? The BladeKey key organizer solves those problems by keeping your keys in order. Your keys are held in with a single zip-tie and rotate out like a Swiss-Army knife as shown in the picture.

Relies on thingiverse.com/thing:8812 (Also Included In the Files Below)

I have provided an example STL, but you should generate one to fit your keys.

Free for Personal Use. Patented and Pending. bladekey.com/patents No Unauthorized Commercial Use. Soon available in milled anodized aluminium. More information at bladekey.com

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Great video describing how to customize and 3D print your own BladeKey: youtube.com/watch?v=PAX3yav2C5U&feature=youtu.be&a

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Check out our aluminum CNC cut beautiful key organizer - FAN-KEY : http://www.fan-key.com

Does anyone know the process for creating a custom dxf? I was thinking of adding my cell # in case I lost the keys.

Psych0o - That is awesome! Thanks for sharing the picture! Hope your liking the BladeKey!

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Instructions

** Measure Your Keys - youtu.be/ud4xJrZtB-M
1) Obtain a Caliper or a Ruler (2D Printable PDF Ruler: bit.ly/vq3y0).
2) Measure the width of all the keys you want to organize stacked together (mm).
3) Measure the length of your longest key (mm).

** If You Do Not Have a 3D Printer, You Can Buy a BladeKey:
1) Select the right size at shapeways.com/shops/bladekey. If the right size is not there already, let me know.

** If You Have a 3D Printer, You Can Print a BladeKey:
1) Plug the Length and Width values into the OpenSCAD file.
2) 3D Print the resulting STL file.
3) Make sure the zip-tie holes are clear.

- Videos of Other People Printing the BladeKey:
-- youtu.be/wE8GBC_1ylg
-- youtu.be/EThGcMV47JI
-- youtu.be/O6cNUl8vHUE
-- youtu.be/qHo98GwTwNg

** Assembling Your BladeKey - youtu.be/J8iN-M1FWM4
1) Put your keys in the device.
2) Secure with a 1/8in Zip-Tie
---The 'tail' of the zip-tie should go towards the end of the device with the loop for the key ring.

** Using the BladeKey
1) Demonstration: youtube.com/watch?v=uYzIgaW44uM

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fankey on Dec 21, 2013 said:

Check out our aluminum CNC cut beautiful key organizer - FAN-KEY : http://www.fan-key.com

CoolGuyTy on Oct 22, 2013 said:

Does anyone know the process for creating a custom dxf? I was thinking of adding my cell # in case I lost the keys.

Jamesdavid on Aug 16, 2013 said:

Psych0o - That is awesome! Thanks for sharing the picture! Hope your liking the BladeKey!

Psych0o on Aug 1, 2013 said:

Looks awesome! Made the bolt version - http://bit.ly/1ctA8Tp

davr on May 29, 2013 said:

All Rights Reserved license? does that mean we're not even allowed to download this file?

Barnacules on May 19, 2013 said:

Just printed one and it works fantastic! Thank you, here is a video from SCAD to Assembly, hope it helps. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Jamesdavid on May 29, 2013 said:

Awesome video Barnacules!!

Barnacules on May 17, 2013 said:

I love how he blacked out the key pattern like someone would reverse engineer the image to make a duplicate :P Great idea though, I will be printing this tomorrow for my YouTube channel http://youtube.com/barnacules1. Keep an eye out.

Jamesdavid on May 29, 2013 said:

Can never be too careful : ) http://hackaday.com/2009/09/22...

MiguelAlvarez on Mar 27, 2012 said:

This is awesome! just printed one for myself

MrJohn on Feb 10, 2012 said:

How do I add the brand name to the openscad file?

Anonymous on Mar 18, 2012 said:

Sorry for not responding sooner, I just saw this.

Make sure you have the dxf file in the directory with the SCAD script.

MrJohn on Feb 7, 2012 said:

For some reason when I select "I Made One" from the sidebar the page does not load. I've tried it on my Android phone and my laptop running Chrome.

Anyway "I Made One!"

I think I will remove the two car keys and reprint to fit better. Too bad, I like the idea.

MrJohn on Feb 7, 2012 said:

Step 3 make sure zip tie hole are clear. This statement is unclear. I see a whole block where a space for keys should be.

Jamesdavid on Feb 7, 2012 said:

Very strange, that does not appear to be compiling / rendering right ...

Do you have the roundedcorners scad file ( thingiverse.com/thing:8812 ) in the same directory?

bld on Sep 21, 2011 said:

Looks like you've created something with $40 of value to people who make one:

http://news.discovery.com/tech...

smartroad on Sep 7, 2011 said:

trying to make one of these but having a couple of issues. Firstly how to I adjust the size of the hold for my zip-ties head? I have changed the figures in the "ziptie_head_x/y/z" but I am left with half the opening covered with a face on rendering. Also I need to change the size of the hole at the front for my mortice lock key to go into, how can I do that?

Thanks for any help!!

smartroad on Sep 7, 2011 said:

Sorted out the size of the support now, just adjusted the calculations for that. Just the zip tie head

tamarshall on Aug 9, 2011 said:

Unbelievable! I had this very same idea months ago. Nice work man. Thanks for beating me to it.

Linkreincarnate on Aug 9, 2011 said:

Lol I guess you realized people could copy your key from a picture... 8-)

Erik on Aug 9, 2011 said:

Just wait until they "zoom and enhance" on the reflection... :)

B.t.w. this is an awesome concept, execution and great showcase of OpenSCAD doing its magic!

Jamesdavid on Aug 9, 2011 said:

Haha -- you never know! People can even print keys in these new and crazy times:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...
http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

relet on Aug 9, 2011 said:

Nice!

(Mashup with bottle opener / signal whistle / other useful non-key-shaped keychain items?)

Jamesdavid on Aug 11, 2011 said:

@relet Not quite a mashup but one could use a bottle opener in the shape of a key with this thing: http://www.amazon.com/STARR-X-...

Linkreincarnate on Aug 9, 2011 said:

Or a custom swiss army knife with keys included...

sirmakesalot on Aug 9, 2011 said:

I LIKE IT! super cool ides!

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