Peter Chipkin | 29 Jul 20:53 2014

Towards a better sex toy - Anyone interested ?

Towards a better sex toy – Anyone interested.

(Please signal your interest and then we can plan for a calendar date. Reply to either jlangton-fVOoFLC7IWo@public.gmane.org or Pchipkin-g6xvbV3ODexBDgjK7y7TUQ@public.gmane.org )

 

 

There are millions of powered sex toys. Most are crap and often not very safe. For example, some sex toy designers think running music through a fast Fourier transform to do a frequency analysis which is then used to drive the vibration is what woman want.  Maybe it isn't. For most people, toys only need two settings - On and High. They also need to focus more on the clitoris.

 

So let’s make a better toy. Let’s find out what is wanted and then let’s see how we can hack a solution together.

 

To kick this project off we are running a chatroom / salon about the following topics. 

1. A little history

 Victorian male doctors invented the electric vibrator to prevent carpel tunnel syndrome.

They were treating woman for hysteria by masturbating them with their hands all day.

Whoever said necessity isn't the driver of invention. There is lots more of fascinating history.

It’s hard not to add another teaser fact - Did you know woman didn't officially have a clitoris until about the 16th century?

2.  What do the stats and research say about who is doing what ? how ? and how often ?

Did you know - based on sales stats, on average each household in Japan has two Hitachi Wands ? Maybe one is used for backache ?

3.  What do you want from a sex toy.

What would make a better toy?

Both men and women can benefit from using a vibrator.

How do their needs differ ?

4.   Ideas and Inventions ?

 

It should be fun. Maybe something silly will come of it - an app and sensor based device.  Maybe it isn't so silly. Let’s think way outside the box!!

 

Leading the sessions are Jane Langton an expert masturbator (I know because she said so in her TED talk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvSJE9n0GfA&feature=kp). Here’s her female condom demo too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKnbMjVxQ8Y. Actually Jane is a Sexual Health Professional. Working with her Is Clayton Bowler a Sex Educator and Sexual Health Professional . Their pet mission is to make the world a better place by facilitating better and healthier sexual activities and relationships and knowledge.  They and others also collaborate in a project called the YVRChatRoom - a salon where almost inevitably the conversation turns to, and is always refreshingly frank and open about an aspect sexuality.

 

My past experiences with Jane and Clayton allow me to say, the conversation will flow, it will be fascinating and fun and you will feel comfortable even if we are talking about sexuality in front of other people! Join us won’t you?

 

Reply to either jlangton-fVOoFLC7IWo@public.gmane.org or Pchipkin-g6xvbV3ODexBDgjK7y7TUQ@public.gmane.org

 

Thanks for reading this.

 

Stephen | 29 Jul 19:59 2014
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Re: Interesting robotics project on Kickstarter - "Edison"

'Love the Lego compatibility!

SDY

Sent from my iPad, which, being cabless, does not require little Lego people to manage all its computer cables, with their little Lego people hands....  A Suguru published trick, very need.

On Jul 29, 2014, at 0:19, <befletch-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:

This is one of the more clever Kickstarter projects I've seen in a while:


Pretty high level of polish for a $40 robot.

- Bruce

Steven Smethurst | 29 Jul 19:25 2014

Re: Interesting robotics project on Kickstarter - "Edison"

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On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 12:19 AM, <befletch-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
This is one of the more clever Kickstarter projects I've seen in a while:


Pretty high level of polish for a $40 robot.

- Bruce




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bak2 | 29 Jul 18:07 2014
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Re: College Outreach/Membership Drive [from QGM membership increase discussion]

I work at TRIUMF. I could put a poster up there.

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Jonathon Grieman | 29 Jul 17:24 2014
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Re: Quadcopter,soldering SJ2 ?

Hi Vincent,

On the nanowii, if you're powering it from an ESC, SJ2 does need to be soldered.
It's also worth noting that USB is usually not going to give you enough juice to power the receiver (I can't remember if this is the case with the nanowii or not.).
You may need to connect the battery to get receiver activity. Be very careful with this - I'd remove the props. If you re-load the multiwii arduino software, all the motors will flip on at high power!


On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 8:24 AM, Jon Grieman <jon-L7DmfX12ipiw5LPnMra/2Q@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hi Vincent,

On the nanowii, if you're powering it from an ESC, SJ2 does need to be soldered.
It's also worth noting that USB is usually not going to give you enough juice to power the receiver (I can't remember if this is the case with the nanowii or not.).
You may need to connect the battery to get receiver activity. Be very careful with this - I'd remove the props. If you re-load the multiwii arduino software, all the motors will flip on at high power!

Jon.


On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 4:51 AM, Vincent Diallo-Nort <vdiallonort-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hi Guys,

I am trying to build the quadrocopter,so look good for except it's not working.So i program the nanowii it's working fine.Wire everything.But the receiver look like not working and i wondering if it receive enough power.If i measure between the red and black wire (on the receiver side) i can see 1.15V Does it's correct ? Do i need to solder the SJ2 on the nanowii ? I wondering why the receiver not reacting and how can i test it ?

All the best

Vincent


Vincent Diallo-Nort | 29 Jul 13:51 2014
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Quadcopter,soldering SJ2 ?

Hi Guys,

I am trying to build the quadrocopter,so look good for except it's not working.So i program the nanowii it's working fine.Wire everything.But the receiver look like not working and i wondering if it receive enough power.If i measure between the red and black wire (on the receiver side) i can see 1.15V Does it's correct ? Do i need to solder the SJ2 on the nanowii ? I wondering why the receiver not reacting and how can i test it ?

All the best

Vincent
befletch | 29 Jul 09:19 2014
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Interesting robotics project on Kickstarter - "Edison"

This is one of the more clever Kickstarter projects I've seen in a while:


Pretty high level of polish for a $40 robot.

- Bruce

Steven Smethurst | 29 Jul 08:35 2014

I'm making a box with a CNC router, with no screws or glue, What kind of join should I use?

Hello 

I am about to get started on a project where I will be replacing my IKEA book shelves (yay collage) with a design I made myself (yay adulthood). Woot! 
I am building them at Maker Labs with their 16x9 Shopbot CNC Router. OMGits so shiny!

The very basics of my project is that I am making a open face box. (one of the six sides is open, think apple box) and I am looking into different joins that I can use to put the sides of the box together with.
Normally I would use something like this http://johnminor.com/images/jointTighten.png (finger joint) to make the walls fit together and then I would clamp and glue everything togther.

One of my design goals is to not use glues, nails or screws. I would prefer if the box slotted together and locked because of the way the join is made. 
I am willing to use a Zap strap (Cable tie) if needed.

I have found drawboring design but I was hoping for something more moder that I could cut easily with the CNC
http://www.popularwoodworking.com/techniques/joinery/drawboring-resurrected

My question is 
  • How do you make a join for a box that does not require Screws, nails, or glue? 

Why? would you not want to use glues, nails or screws? 
I have a dream! I want to make a temporary house (not a fucking tiny house) that can be flat packed and transported to the desert. Set up onsite without any complex tools in a few hours. A Bed, couch, chairs, table, side table, kitchen, kitchen sink, etc... 
I would live in this house for a week then burn it down. Next year I would go to the desert again with a new better design and do it all over again. Repeat as necessary or forever as building materials and techniques change. 

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Miststlkr | 29 Jul 00:30 2014
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When is the next SHHH?

I am putting together some flyers to get people out and would like to put a specific event on there.   Do we have a scheduled date for the next one SHHHHHHHHH, by any chance?
Miststlkr | 28 Jul 23:43 2014
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College Outreach/Membership Drive [from QGM membership increase discussion]

I like the idea of figuring out a college outreach program.  As previously mentioned in another thread there is a surprising shortage of [engineering, comp-sci, etc] students at the space given how many schools are in this city.  

If we want to invest in some posters, I'd be happy to run some up to SFU burnaby campus and post them up.  Can we get someone to offer their time flyering UBC, SFU-Surrey, Douglas-Coquitlam, Douglas-New West, etc??  

Do we have a flyer/poster on the wiki we can print or would someone like to design a new one?   [[I'll spin this off into another thread so please don't reply about volunteering here, but I'm leaving it here as it is pertinent to the conversation. ]]  


 I also wonder if we have any connections that we could perhaps host a 3D-printer demo at some of the big schools, or a micro-maker-faire to try to draw some attention.
Tom Keddie | 27 Jul 21:49 2014

SMD August – Cooking SMD Stars on 28 August

https://vancouver.hackspace.ca/wp/2014/07/27/smd-august-cooking-smd-stars/

For SMD August we’re breaking out the toaster oven and controller to cook some SMD stars.  Participants
are likely to end up with a working product but they’re more likely to end up more knowledgable about the
electronics fabrication process.

There is only one stencil and one oven controller so I’m spreading the tickets out across the night. 
Please make sure you can come at the allotted time or buy a ticket for another time. You’re welcome to come
early and watch.
The end product is the smd star project from July’s beginners workshop but the focus is on the process.  The
price reflects the need to buy the stencil and paste.

No special skills required except patience and reasonable hand co-ordination.

When: 28 August 2014, times vary
Where: VHS, 270 E 1st Ave, Vancouver
Cost: $8 plus Eventbrite Fee

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