Tacit Pleasures update: New sensor design!

Now that this project is moving once more, I’ve been focusing my efforts on building prototypes that are suitable for actual long-term use.

A big challenge has been sensor design. I made a prototype with the touch sensors at the surface of the dildo, skinned with a thin (0.1mm) layer of silicone. That worked for a while, but I’ve discovered that because the silicone doesn’t bond with the material the sensor is made of, the silicone skin is quite fragile and soon tears, as you can see here.

When the silicone skin tears, it exposes the sensor, which is, of course, unacceptable.

I’ve redesigned the sensors and embedded them deeper. With the current generation prototypes, sensors are embedded 2mm beneath the surface of the dildo, behind a 2mm silicone plug:

This creates a watertight, durable seal over the sensor, which should last as long as the toy does.

4 Responses

  • Gio
    Aug 13, 2021

    Ayeeee awesome updates appreciate the posts I wanna see what other improvements u got.

    Gio Aug 13, 2021
  • C F
    Sep 12, 2021

    I’m so thrilled with all the progress! Keep up the good, inspiring work! I can’t wait for the next update

    C F Sep 12, 2021
  • Cass
    Feb 10, 2022

    I’m glad you’re back!!! I’m an afab nonbinary person who has been following your project for years; I will never get bottom surgery but often wish I could penetrate someone and actually feel it, and I’m so glad the project’s 4 year hiatus wasn’t permanent. When this is a real product I’ll buy it as soon as it gets into a feasible price range

    Cass Feb 10, 2022
  • Ibis
    May 13, 2022

    Very excited to see this project. I’m a nonbinary person with a vagina and even though I enjoy penetrating my partner during sex it causes me a lot of dysphoria that I can’t feel what’s happening with the strap-on.

    I’m an electrical engineer and I found this project because I figured that something like this MUST exist already. I’m shocked that you’ve struggled to find proper backing.

    Please keep working on this project! It’s so important to people like me.

    Ibis May 13, 2022

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