Daily archives: May 8, 2004

The Perfect Sex Toy- Project Shopping List

I popped over to Maplin to see if they had any kits or components that could easily be utilised for the sex toy project.

The Infra Red light controller has a dimmer built in, so it could be used for speed control, providing it maintains line of sight. Perhaps a radio frequency kit would be a better bet. Neither of these has any memory, so a puppeteer module would be required.

A computer interface board would be cool for tweaking the setup, with the programmable independant control board for when my testers take it away. I don’t know what use a Pink Noise Generator is top the project, I just like the name.

Finally- the shape. Everyone seems to want something different, so how about a mould-your-own body? I give you Polymorph

Polymorph is one of a new generation of commercial polymers set to have a major impact on model making & prototyping. This polymer has all the characteristics of a tough “engineering” material yet it fuses and becomes easily mouldable at just 62C. It can be heated with hot water or a hairdryer and moulded by hand to create prototypes and solve manufacturing problems currently outside the capacity of other materials.

Doesn’t say whether it’s remouldable, but just imagine the possibilities. ‘Today I want something that looks like a banana. It’s time to break out the hairdryer and the polymorph!’

Whatever Happened To?

If you remember the indie band Northside, you may be pleased to hear that their lead vocalist and guitarist have combined with a number of other people to form a new band, Silent Partners. A short bio of the band, plus the option to download some demo songs can be found here. Both sites also carry information on forthcoming gigs.

Finally, if you feel you’ve been starved of indie music for far too long, have a look at this site, especially the archive section, where you can download several indie classics.