Can Opening Guitar Pick

The Spark team was approached by a marketing firm on behalf of a local micro brewery. The goal of the project was to design and rapid manufacture a guitar pick that would fit over a standard beer can tab, open the beer can, be easily removed from the tab and feel comfortable during guitar play.

The Spark team was approached by a marketing firm on behalf of a local micro brewery. The goal of the project was to design and rapid manufacture a guitar pick that would fit over a standard beer can tab, open the beer can, be easily removed from the tab and feel comfortable during guitar play.

Concept Development

The Spark team designed and tested over 30 prototypes to create the most effective guitar pick for the outlined requirements.

The Spark team designed and tested over 30 prototypes to create the most effective guitar pick for the outlined requirements.

Prototype Testing

During the prototype testing phase, we used several methods for rapid prototyping, including cardboard cut outs, plastic sheet cut outs, and 3D printing. The testing of the guitar pick consisted of verifying the easy installation of guitar pick, and intuitive removal. Finally some of the guitar picks were played by musicians and evaluated for comfort.