S.H.O.V.E.L.: The World’s First Open-Sourced Utensil

by: Joseph On  Monday, June 10, 2013


You’re probably familiar with the concept of open-sourced software, when developers allow the technical specs for their products to be open to the public. But for some inventors, that’s only the beginning.

Take a look at S.H.O.V.E.L. It stands for “Semi-Horned Oblong Versatile Eating Ladle,” and the makers of it are releasing the files required for an industrious person to build their own or improve upon their designs. Pretty cool, if a little elaborate, for a utensil that’s basically a fancy spork (with a serrated knife and bottle opener built in).

You can buy one, as well as download the necessary info to make your own, here. They cost just under $10, but you can get a discount if you buy in bulk.