As a beer lover and a fan of 3D printing, I decided to make something that I would use and enjoy. I always thought the movement to remove bottle caps was odd—you use two hands, tilt your wrist and lift your elbow. That seemed like a lot movement for such a small act. I simply wanted a nice looking opener to put on my fridge, grill or any magnetic surface so the opener could sit out of the way but be easy to find and use when I needed it.
I knew I wanted my opener to be small, but simply shrinking a bottle opener can reduce mechanical efficiency. I took a step back to think about how the hand works and redesigned the opener to take advantage of grip strength. By locking the thumb and gripping the neck of the bottle, the cap pops right off with the Throttle Opener.
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Jim Elliott: Inventor and Designer
3D printing allowed for quick testing and redesigning
Attach to Any Magnetic Surface
Throttle Opener is very small but also easy to use—other openers this size are just small versions of a normal opener, and simply making it smaller reduces leverage. Additionally, Throttle Opener sticks to any magnetic surface due to the built-in powerful rare earth magnet. Its small design and strong magnet was essential to create a bottle opener that can sit discreetly anywhere and still be effective. Place Throttle Opener anywhere you like to enjoy a cold one, and it will always be where you left it.