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The Development Drive

Hello everyoneWelcome back and a warm welcome to all our new MetMo members for this last week!  This week I wanted to spend some time and go through the process we used to transform the original Baumann-Weltrecord driver into what we have today. This is the part of the process we went through that lead up to the much-loved video of us making the prototype driver from scratch. First out of the gates let’s have a quick compare between what we started with and where we got to. We had 2 versions of the design to take inspiration from; a very early 1900’s model and a newer 1970’s version. Taking a look at the original, you can see the 70’s...

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Take A Drive Down MetMo-ry Lane

Hang onto your hats, we have a real deep dive into the history and original patent of the Weltrecord ratchet screwdriver, its inventor and where it was made! Introducing Mr Baumann  The original inventor was a German chap named Conrad Baumann, who ran a company called Conrad Baumann Werkzeugfabrik (roughly translated as toolmaker) that operated from around the end of the 1800’s. The drivers were sold under the Baumann-Weltrecord brand, translated into English as the Baumann-world record.  Pictured here is a later version of the early design.  Conrad was a tool maker by trade but also an inventor, with patents on various screwdrivers, as well as an innovative form of shirt buttons akin to folding cufflinks! But I digress. Getting...

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MetMo Takes Its First Drive

For this update we have a real treat, we have a full break down of the making of the first prototype driver we had before the prototype production units. We filmed this back in December at the MetMo Shed, where all manner of things are made, it is also not the tidiest of places so please forgive the clutter!    We go through every milling, drilling, turning and tapping process to make a driver from raw billets of metal so you can see the amount of work involved in making a driver. Although this one off was made by hand using manual machinery, the production ones will use industrial CNC machinery. Without further ado, watch as a Driver is slowly formed...

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Prepare for the Drive of your life!

Say Hello to MetMo Driver  We've done it again, we've brought a forgotten invention back to life! This time, the humble screwdriver... but with a twist ;)  We wanted you guys to be the very first to feast your eyes on our 5th project, MetMo Driver! Feast Away!!! MetMo Driver is both a fidget toy and a tool  Designed to be played with - each click and rotation has been meticulously crafted to provide maximum satisfaction, keeping you satisfied for hours on end either fiddling with it or using it to drive to the centre of the Earth (because this thing is hella powerful). A classic tool that was lost to history, MetMo Driver is inspired by an iconic ratchet mechanism developed in...

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BREAKING NEWS: MetMo Pen Confirmed to be Truly Satisfying

Hello everyone! We want to say a massive welcome and thank you to all who have supported us in the last week! We've had a couple of awesome reviews land over the last week, so we thought we'd pop them together in an update to share with you all just in case you missed them :)  Hopefully these reviews can give you a little more insight into MetMo Pen and make you that much more excited to receive yours! First up we have Ivan the Puzzle Guy who collects and attempts to solve some seriously mind boggling puzzles. A little while ago we noticed Ivan playing around with a 3D printed dual threaded rod, so he jumped at the opportunity to get his hands...

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