Progress was slowed for a few years due to a legal dispute over ownership of the company with my ex. The legal dispute has now been resolved, so I've been back to work on the project. In the meantime, I've also been improving my skills at sex toy design and exploring the frontiers of bizarre sex technology.
I built a prototype sensor-equipped sex toy designed to be usable long term and discovered a problem with the sensors. I cast the dildo with the sensors at the surface and then skinned it with a thin (0.1mm) layer of silicone, but discovered that the skin is extremely fragile. Because the silicone doesn't adhere to the sensor, it peels and tears with use, exposing the sensor. Needless to say, this is unacceptable:
I've built a new prototype with the sensors located under a 2mm thick plug of silicone, which should solve the problem:
In my quest to develop ever more goofy sex, I also designed a ball gag with a built-in kazoo. This prototype kazoo gag went over rather better than I expected, because really, who among us hasn't secretly wanted a kazoo ball gag?
It works better than I anticipated: any sound the wearer makes, however slight, becomes "Brrt! Blllt! Hrzzzzt!" (One beta tester says she took it to a play party and someone tried to buy it from her on the spot.)
I just finished 3D printing a whole bunch of molds and ordered a large number of kazoos (metal, not cheap plastic...this is a premium kazoo sex experience, thankewverymuch), so I'll be putting an announcement here in the near future about how you can score a kazoo gag of your very own. Stay tuned!