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The Mathematics of Sex Toys, Revisited

Quite some time ago, I wrote a post about the Most Annoying Sex Toy Ever, a hypothetical wearable vibrator that would run in an irregular pattern that the wearer could never get used to, but which also would not get the wearer off.

Lately I've been playing with an Arduino programmable board, and I've come one step closer to achieving that goal! This is a prototype of an annoying vibrator that's intended to frustrate the user but not get the user off. I'll post more about it later, but for now here's a teaser.

Interestingly, someone else who's read my previous post has written an Arduino program to do sine wave mixing the way I talked about in my earlier post, though the Arduino software I've written works a bit differently. The software I've written delays for a random time between 15 seconds and a minute and a half, then randomly chooses a pattern to run the vibe in. Each pattern has random variability baked into it, so whoever is wearing it can't identify the pattern when it starts.

Once the prototype is tested and made more portable (it doesn't have to be tethered to the laptop to work, just to upload the software to the Arduino board), I'll probably be posting schematics and software. Stay tuned!

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May. 10th, 2011 02:46 am (UTC)
Are you going to do anything combining this with your EEG research?
May. 10th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
I am! That's ultimately one of the goals of this project.

I like the idea of interfacing sex toys with an Arduino that can be programmed for a lot of different things. Adding a programmable brain and sensors to sex toys opens the door to all kinds of cool stuff, I think. The Tormenter project is a proof of concept, but the door is open to sex toys that respond to pressure, temperature, sound, wifi, Bluetooth, brainwaves, motion, light...you name it!

What I will probably end up doing at some point is putting plans, schematics, and software on one of my Web sites.