Lots of progress on development!

A few folks have been wondering where we’re at on the Bionic Dildo, as we’ve taken to calling it. We’ve made a lot of progress in the last few months, starting with setting up a workspace for research, development, and testing. We’ve moved into the new space, where we have a lot of resources we

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A long-overdue update

It’s been a while since we’ve updated the Tacit Pleasures blog, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been hard at work! It’s been a busy few months for us as we work to turn our vision into a reality. We’ve built a new workshop as we continue with prototyping and experimentation. Right now, we’re moving

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First test writeup!

Our test volunteer who agreed to beta-test the first prototype of the sex toy you can feel has written up a splendid blog post on her experiences with it. The first prototype is a crude proof of concept device, yet it worked very well indeed. There’s the teaser: Last night a man in bunny ears

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First test!

Yesterday, we did our first test of our crude prototype, and the result is in…it works! The prototype is quite simple, with only a small number of sensors, but it works. Our lovely test subject reported that she could feel touch on the dildo, and that after she’d been wearing it for about ten minutes,

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Working away!

We’re excited that we’ve completed our business plan for the second stage of the NVBC competition and we’re looking forward to seeing if we advance to the next stage in the venture capital competition. And on the development front, Franklin’s been busy playing mad scientist working on the proof of concept device, which we will

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Greetings from foggy Vancouver!

Two days ago, Eve and I attended a venture capital networking event in downtown Vancouver, BC. The event is part of the NVBC competition, a combination business incubator/mentoring program/business competition for Canadian startups. The view was spectacular: We are competing for venture capital to help fund research and development into the “bionic dildo” project. What

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