the aperture wrench adjusts its size like a camera lens the aperture wrench adjusts its size like a camera lens
dec 22, 2016

the aperture wrench adjusts its size like a camera lens

the ‘aperture wrench’ is a tool with the aim of helping the user have their desired size, while reducing the number of tools required. by utilizing the mechanical motion found in the aperture of a camera, the single wrench can fit a broad range of nut diameters. created by industrial design student jordan steranka, he promises that this universal wrench design should remove the need for carrying around a heavy tool box.

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left – aperture wrench | right – camera lens aperture
all images © jordan steranka

 

 

as a photography hobbyish, jordan steranka was fascinated by the ‘diaphragm’ iris mechanism found in camera optics, controlling the amount of light entering the lens. in the same fashion, the industrial designer has taken this traditional photographic technology and reapplied it to the ‘aperture wrench’. the size can be controlled by simply rotating the red dial sat on top of the tool, and when it reaches the right diameter, press the ‘lock’ button located on the side. similarly to the camera, there is also a flash. located just beneath the aperture mechanism, the red power button can brighten up dark work environments.

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  • I don’t see any possibility of this actually working as designed. It would have been nice to see something a little more thought out. Interesting idea conceptually though.

    b johnson says:
  • Pretty toy.
    Not tool.

    Ralph says:
  • bit gross.

    Jan Bosscher says:
  • Fabulous idea! But why is it not working ralph/b jonhson?
    Is it, because in an aperture of a camera the element slide behind each other but in this concept there is no space for the moving elements? I guess, I just answered my question 🙂

    carsten says:
  • So the concept it’s interesting, now make it work!

    Francisco says:

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