Have you ever put shelves up or hung photos on your walls?
PLOTT’s Cubit might be the perfect tool if you have a hard time visualizing DIY projects.
This new technology helps in what I find to be the most difficult and time-consuming part of any project, smart or not: planning.
The Cubit uses accurate dimensional data gathered by the user with a smart wheel and laser distance measurer to help minimize the number of measurements and calculations needed for any project.
PLOTT, the company behind this new device, is a subsidiary of NWI. NWI is known for applying dimensional data to help construction companies simplify measurements and calculations. PLOTT showcased the Cubit’s application for professional and personal projects in this demo video:
The smart tape measure then shares data points with the user’s smartphone with Bluetooth for better insights into a project. After first capturing the project’s location in a photo, the user records the dimensions of the other aspects of the project.
Next, the app allows the user to virtually plan out the project using the dimensions, with photos, videos, and notes. Once the design is finished, the Cubit then guides the user in making exact measurements needed to finish the project.
The Cubit won the ‘Best of Innovations’ award in the ‘Smart Home’ category at the CES 2017 Innovation Awards.
The Cubit launched on Kickstarter in February 2017 and is scheduled to ship in the second quarter of 2017.
Hopefully, we can add it to our tool boxes soon!