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Ollie

$6,667 raised of $1,000 goal

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Campaign Ended

667% FUNDED! We reached our goal on October 6th, 2013.

Ollie is shipping… EARLY!

October 31, 2013

…sure, October 31st, but still! About 80% of Ollies are in the mail and on their way to you. Very well executed, the etching turned out really beautiful - the wallet turned out GREAT as well. We’re very happy with how they turned out, but we would really like to hear what you think.

The fastest way to get a response from us in the future is to email us directly: info@onehundred.co. We do have some shipments with missing information and will be sending out an email to those addresses soon.

Again, we can’t thank you and the Dragon Innovation team enough for helping get Ollie into production; it was great to see all of the support for the project! If you liked the Ollie project, we hope to see you on one of our future projects someday!

…and of course, you can now purchase Ollie at onehundred.co - holidays are coming!

Dave Calvin

Laser etching begins next week

October 21, 2013

All,

All Titanium Ollie parts are complete, Stainless Steel parts will be complete on Monday. We signed off on the laser etching masters for Titanium (see photo below), they look great! Full laser etching production begins next week for both. The Tuls wallet is in production now as well, first run will be complete before 10/30.

Looks like we might be shipping early on the Ollie project - more soon!

Dave & Calvin

Thanks everyone!

October 7, 2013

Wow, 667% of our goal is quite a vote of confidence in Ollie – thanks so much from both of us for getting behind our little project. With this launch, we learned how much everyone LOVES Titanium and that there is equal interest in both ‘specialty’ tools and ‘multi’ tools. We have been able to start a new partnership with an awesome leather manufacturer in the area producing the new Tuls wallet.

We really appreciate all of the emails and personal notes cheering us on; always great to have fans!

You’ll be hearing more from us in the coming weeks about Ollie production. If you have any questions, we would love to hear from you in the comments or at info@onehunndred.co!

Thanks again!

Dave & Calvin (& Ollie)

Ollie Progress

September 23, 2013

433% support for the Ollie project – thanks everyone! Your over the top support continues to be a great vote of confidence in Ollie, and it has also caught the attention of a couple retailer candidates who are interested in carrying Ollie after the project is complete; exactly what a crowd funded product ‘launch’ is supposed to do!

We’re past the half way point here on Dragon Innovation and have been using our time to respond to suggestions from everyone on how to improve Ollie. A couple:

Metric bolt sizes – we have re-arranged the bolt sizes on the metric wrench range to be 5mm, 7mm, 8mm, 10mm and 13mm. We received several requests for coverage of more ‘popular’ metric bolt sizes – done!

Extended rulers – we extended the ruler graphics to reach the closest edges (where practical) – good idea, thanks!

Improved thickness at the protractor – we reduced the angle range of the protractor arc to 15° - 75° to add more material to the thin areas at each end. While not a corner used for prying or twisting, it will reduce the chances of it bending.

The font used for Ollie’s numbers is Gill Sans, designed by Eric Gill for signage on the London & NE Railway in 1926. We love san serif fonts, and Gill Sans has really nice, number forms. A little bit of design background we thought you would find interesting – you can learn more about Gill Sans here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gill_Sans

Please keep your ideas and comments coming – either here on the comments page or directly at info@onehundred.co; we look forward to hearing from you!

Dave & Calvin

Where ideas come from...

September 9, 2013

Like most designers, I’m constantly seeing little improvements that can be made to every day objects, along with bits and pieces of inspiration as well. There is rarely that cliche eureka moment with a new idea popping out fully-formed. For me, solutions to problems and inspirations tend to simmer together like a ‘stew’ for weeks, months – sometimes years before emerging as something recognizable. The path of Ollie from observed problem to crowd funded solution is following one of those tracks …and works out to be a sort of formula:

Skinny jeans + slim wallets + thin phones – the bulk of a typical pocket tool x ‘durability’ = Ollie (more or less)

We thought that a multi-function tool would simply be more valuable if it could just be there when you need it most… a real challenge for a THICK tool when everyone is going for THIN. If it’s small, but still too bulky/thick/heavy for your lifestyle – it will be left at home – also bad. Ollie solves this by being tough, thin, credit card sized and built to last…

Durability means more to us then simply ‘not breaking’, it means living a long, useful life and STILL be something you might want to pass along to a son or daughter …dings, dings, scrapes and all. That meant exploring premium materials and permanent laser etched graphics – super durable, but not the lowest-cost place to start. We can live with that!

Below is a bit of inspiration that is part of the Ollie formula – it’s a brass protractor I found at the bottom of a box of stuff from my dad, probably from the 20’s… likely given to him by my grand father. It’s followed me around for decades, not sure why – until now. Tough, thin, beautiful graphics, still does the job of finding an angle, will be handed down to Calvin someday!

Thanks for supporting Ollie – more to come!

Dave & Calvin

Ollie Funded!

September 5, 2013

Thanks so much to EVERYONE who stepped in to back the Ollie project on the first day. Ollie was just a sketch and few cardboard prototypes back in May, it's great to see it come to life and have a real shot at being a shipped product.

Friends: good to see you again! New supporters: welcome to the Onehundred community! For those of you who know us, we always encourage dialog on our projects. If there is anything we might have missed, or if you have an idea for one of Ollie's future brothers and sisters - we expect a complete line of tools some day - please share!

We've already learned one thing: you love titanium!

Thanks again,

Dave & Calvin