FAQ

01 rolls to capture dimensions and reference curves of objects, then logs, converts and shares the dimensions and curves through your mobile phone. It contains a proprietary sensor system that is reading multiple things at once and using a proprietary algorithm producing dimensions and 3D reference curves.
01 Pen, pencil and stylus devices come with a writing instrument of your choice. 01Go is a pure device that you can hang on your keychain, bag or keep in your pocket.
No. Each writing instrument is a different 01 product. If you’d like a pencil, get the 01+Pencil. If you prefer the pen, 01+Pen and so on. 01Go does not have a writing instrument, but a cool loop for hanging on keychain etc.
01 uses a proprietary magnetic sensor and gear system to measure quite accurately. Distance sensor is accurate up to 0.1mm, but the ultimate accuracy depends on the user and we generally see error larger than 0.1mm. When using the 3D to capture curves, users must remember this is a reference curve, perfect for understanding sections, curve shapes and outlines. 3D reference curves produced by 01are not suitable for high precision part fitting, and will have some minor variance. Industrial designers and 3D modellers find the ability to get these fast reference curves extremely useful.
Just like a measuring tape, perfectly measuring a long straight surface is hard. However, if you keep arm relatively firm, walking with some care from one end to the other, the result is surprisingly precise and consistent with what you would get from a measuring tape. We are also working on ways to make this experience even easier.
01 is an essential tool for everyone who makes. Designers, engineers, architects, tailors, carpenters and DIY warriors, for example. It’s the ultimate concept tool. But it’s also for the hobbyists, and even kids studying geometry, shop or physics. If you think about it, dimensions are incredibly important. We put up pictures, buy furniture and appliances based on size, and shop for clothes that fit best. 01 is meant to equip most of us with the most convenient, most intuitive way to capture and use dimensions every day. It is also thoughtfully personal. It’s crafted and elegant, and you can get your signature or initial etched. Like a chef’s knife, this is a perfect treat for ourselves or a gift for someone creative.
01 is set to automatically turns off after 30 seconds of inactivity to save battery power. Just hold down the top of the device for 2 seconds until the red light is solid and get back to work!
Training Wheels simply assist you to hold the 01 at the ideal angle to improve accuracy. When capturing 3D reference curves, we recommend using the training wheels. After some practice, and once you understand how the device captures, you may find yourself ditching the training wheels.
Not to worry, it happens to the best of us. Get a 3-pack here and you’ll be set for up to 1.5 years.
Pen is a simple twist mechanism. Twist and voila! You have a pen.
We hate waste. Manuals are there to get you going, then tossed out creating a lot of garbage. We made a notebook that’s a manual on one side, but a journal on the other, so you have something nice to keep. We love you too.
Yes. We need a very tight fit to ensure stability, and it is possible to scratch the surface.
Be very careful installing and removing the training wheels to ensure your 01 stays scratch free.
No. Please don’t wash your 01. Like most technologies that are not meant for action sports, 01 is not waterproof. Dropping in water or washing will void your warranty, and make you feel pretty sad.
01 is great for providing reference curves. There is absolutely some tolerance. We recommend testing for your specific use case and tolerance requirements - in some cases the result is great. If you’re trying to match metal tools - you’re looking for a high resolution optical scanning solution. (And sorry, it is many times more expensive).
  • Please make sure your iPhone’s Bluetooth is turned on.
  • Open the app on your phone.
  • Turn on your 01.
  • To turn on, hold down the the top of the device for 2 seconds until the red laser is visible and still.
  • Once your app is open and you have turned on your device, the measurement digits will turn from grey to a solid white in colour.
Once you have completed a dimension, tap Save on the bottom right corner and add a title to your dimension. This will also be the title for your log card.
A dimension card is a card with saved dimensions of whatever you are measuring. You can add a title, description and picture to the card. These dimensions have a feature to be public or private based on your setting.
Click the menu bar in the top left corner of your app, select settings. Under Measurement, you will see the “Scale”. Tap Scale, and set the scale you’d like to use.
Select a saved log card by clicking on the menu bar in the top left corner, tap onto the desired log card you’d like to share, then tap the share icon (bottom center) to view your sharing options.
Yes. Tap the menu bar on the upper left corner to view your saved cards. Select the card you wish to change/edit. Tap on the dimension you would like to clear and retake the dimension.To save, select update on the bottom right corner, or cancel if you do not wish to save the new dimensions.
Just tap the MM logo in the top centre of main screen of app, and switch to 3D mode.
Once your 01 is paired and connected to your phone, tap the training wheel toggle located on the main screen of the InstruMMents App to “toggle on or off” your training wheels. This will tell the application that you have mounted or taken off your training wheels to your device. Remember - mounting training wheels to the device changes your results, so make sure to calibrate your device each time to put on or take off your training wheels. AKA: your measurements will be off if you don’t have this set correctly.
Tap and hold down your training wheel toggle to go into calibration mode. A video will pop up with instructions on calibrating. Note that calibration is different for training wheels on or training wheels off - it’s important to calibrate correctly. Follow the steps.
Calibration should take you less than 20 seconds to complete.
There are two ways to download your 3D files:
  • Share your log card.
  • Open your card in a browser.
  • Click the download button on your workstation.
Within the application (*October release):
  • Open a log card
  • Click the share button (icon located at the bottom centre) of your log card.
  • Select file type and send.
You can import your 3D curves into any CAD software that opens STEP & .dfx files.
Yes, just like you can share your dimensions, you can share your curve with anyone by simply sharing your card in your log.
We are working on this feature, but not supporting at this time.
Yes. Each curve captured must be continuous, otherwise they will be separated, unrelated curves.