The Open Source Titanium Spork Multi-Tool


If you thought a titanium spork couldn’t get any better, it just did. Meet the Semi-Horned Oblong Versatile Eating Ladle, or as creator SparkFun likes to call it, the S.H.O.V.E.L. A multi-tool, spork, and survival kit all rolled into one, the S.H.O.V.E.L. will quickly become your best friend on the trail.

The S.H.O.V.E.L. is not your old run of the mill titanium spork. This handy eating utensil also features a serrated knife, a bottle opener, and six feet of red paracord wrapped around its sturdy titanium body. The best part? The S.H.O.V.E.L. is open sourced, meaning anyone can improve on its design.

SparkFun is an online retail store that sells bits and pieces for various electronics projects, with a vision to make the world of electronics more accessible to the average person. In addition to products, SparkFun offers classes and online tutorials designed to educate individuals about the world of embedded electronics. In order to prove that open source hardware can be applied to just about any product, SparkFun set their sights on improving the classic spork. The S.H.O.V.E.L. was born.

Think you have an idea on how to make the S.H.O.V.E.L. or spork multi-tool even better? Go for it! Simply download the available CAD files and start designing your own. The comments are already filled with improvement ideas such as adding a can opener or a carabiner clip hole.

The S.H.O.V.E.L. retails for $9.95 and is available from the SparkFun website.

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