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Most of the folks reading my blog are probably familiar with the high tech sex toy my partner Eve and I are working on. Essentially, we're making a strap-on covered with sensors, that uses direct neural stimulation to allow the wearer to feel touch and pressure on the strap-on.

We've built several prototypes that validate the basic idea, and we're excited to move into the next phase of development.

To that end, we need your help! We're looking for two things:

1. A person skilled with molding silicone who is willing to work with us to do one-off and two-off custom castings that integrate sensors, electrodes, and electronics into the casting.

This person will know a great deal about custom-molding silicone and be willing to work with us with some fairly exotic requirements, like molding silicone with electrodes embedded in the surface.

2. A skilled electronics person with knowledge of RF analog electronics. I know digital electronics, and so far, the prototypes we've built have used electronics and firmware I've written. But I'm a bit rubbish with the electronics stuff. Specifically, what we need is someone who can design circuitry that can be controlled by an embedded microcontroller and can modulate the amplitude of an analog signal based on input from pressure sensors. Imagine a signal generator that produces a signal something like this:

What we're looking for is someone who can design a circuit that will modulate the amplitude of this signal in proportion to the input from pressure sensors...but, naturally, the human body being what it is, the correspondence is logarithmic, not linear (hence a programmable microcontroller doing the work fo figuring out how strong the signal needs to be).

We do have a budget for accomplishing these tasks. It's not a huge budget, mind you; we're a small startup, and that's how it goes with small startups.

If you are interested or know anyone who might be, please let me know! You can reach me at franklin (at) tacitpleasures (dot) com.

Want to keep up with developments? Here's a handy list of blog posts about it:
First post
Update 1
Update 2
Update 3
Update 4
Update 5
Update 6
Update 7
Update 8
Update 9


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Sep. 15th, 2016 04:01 am (UTC)
few suggestions
this would be amazing for transmen, and if this does come to fruitation i would hope you take transmen into consideration. some do not like penetration, therefore this would not work. instead they still would want the feeling. is there a way this can be applied to the clit and the dildo? could it look realistic, like flesh like. ????
i would spend 600 for this in a heartbeat.
Jan. 3rd, 2017 10:44 am (UTC)
Excited about this!
I hope while you guys are working on this that you really really keep trans men in mind, realistic looking options would be incredible - and as a gay bottom trans guy I don't really care much for penetrating, and would like to be able to get feeling from a handjob or the pressure of a blowjob if you guys can find a way to make sure that works too. This could literally be life altering for a lot of trans guys, as bottom surgery is faulty in a decent amount of ways (i found this article in a hysterical moment of trying to find alternatives, actually).
Thank you if you read this, I'm just a desperate trans guy trying to enjoy sex, you know? Thank you.
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