One of Jimmy DiResta’s early, viral Make: videos was for his Star Key build. In the video, he fashioned a 3-sided key head to house his three main everyday keys.
This project inspired a number of makers to do their own versions. We covered a few those in a follow-up post. But folks have not stopped there. YouTube is now home to a bunch of key holders, of a variety of designs, inspired by Jimmy’s original star key and some of the follow-up key-hacking videos he’s done.
Here are a few video projects from other makers.
Screw Driver Key
Brass Hook Key
Giaco’s Key Holder
A Simple Key Ring Design
Diresta-Inspired Key Card
Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.View more articles by Gareth Branwyn