Using embedded magnets, this multi-use power tool comes stocked with 10 unique screw modules

HOTO 3.6V Screwdriver is a modular screwdriver with ten different screw modules that easily attach to and dislodge from the main body via embedded magnets.

Bulky, sterile, and unorganized, toolboxes are a thing of the past. When it comes to tools, having access to several different types is essential for home renovation projects. One step of an assembly process might call for a Phillips Screwdriver, while the next requires a flathead. Multi-use power tools help bridge that gap, but the complex makeup of power tools can feel more overwhelming than practical. The HOTO 3.6V Screwdriver by Yuxin Zhang aims to bridge that gap more completely, with a screwless and minimalist design.

The design of power tools typically prioritizes function above aesthetics, affecting the overall design’s user-friendliness and approachability. Hoping to strike a balance between functionality and aesthetics, Zhang’s HOTO 3.6V Screwdriver finds approachability through a minimalist design and embedded magnets that attach the screws to the power tool. Poking at an ergonomic design as well, the HOTO 3.6V Screwdriver can be operated with just one hand, finding the tool’s control buttons just behind the main drilling unit. Reachable by the user’s thumb, the control dial features three buttons: two directional slides and the main power switch.

Usability and modern aesthetics inspired Zhang to focus on simplicity and minimalism when it came to the design and build of the HOTO 3.6V Screwdriver. Packaged neatly in a softbox, HOTO 3.6V comes assembled with a strip of ten different screw modules. Speaking on the ingenuity of HOTO 3.6V Screwdriver’s configuration, Zhang describes, “Its screw-free design makes the appearance of the product outstanding among conventional screwdrivers…[contributing] to the compactness of the body design without compromising the output power.”

Designer: Yuxin Zhang