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How To Build Your Own Hands-Free Vibrator

Haptic days are here again with one innovative tinkerer’s voyage of teledildonic discovery. That is to say, she made her own sex toy.

How To Build Your Own Hands-Free Vibrator

Post-Thanksgiving weekend, innovation is usually about dishwashers, antacid tabs, and elasticated trousers. Not today, folks. No, today innovation is about open-source dildonics. Sporting one of the more eye-catching (and, in some ways, misleading) headlines of recent memory, Hacking My Vagina is one girl’s odyssey to create an open-source, hands-free vibrator–one, I’m guessing, that you can use while you’re driving your car. (Unless you live in Saudi Arabia, that is.)

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Using a plain old remote-controlled vibrator, Beth (her real name) reworked it using sonar, Arduino software, plastic adhesive, and a bit of 3-D printing, so that it became a truly haptic device, replete with a retro look. Perhaps the second iteration will allow her to change channels on her TV.

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My writing career has taken me all round the houses over the past decade and a half--from grumpy teens and hungover rock bands in the U.K., where I was born, via celebrity interviews, health, tech and fashion in Madrid and Paris, before returning to London, where I now live. For the past five years I've been writing about technology and innovation for U.S.

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