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Thumbtack Mechanical Device

Thumbtack Mechanical Device | Red Dot Design Award

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Reaching into a box of untidy thumbtacks and getting accidentally pricked is a common occurrence. But have we ever thought about using a thumbtack like a stapler? The Thumbtack Mechanical Device is designed to explore this idea. First, this device works with specially designed thumbtacks that have pin-sized openings on the top that will allow one thumbtack to be stacked (inserted) with another. When the thumbtacks are connected into a series, the entire column can be slotted into the thumbtacks dispenser. Simply press the device like a stapler to spring-release a thumbtack.

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Credits
  • Company:
    Hefei Xianjue Product Design Co., Ltd., China
  • Team Lead:
    Chen Chuanwan
  • Design:
    Deng Xingxing, Li Ju, Wu Changzheng, Yan Yan, Zhong Hao