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Code your own climax with this customizable vibrator

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Putting an Arduino board into a dildo may sound, um, painful, but sex-toy company Comingle says it opens up a whole new range of sensations beyond "slow" and "fast." "The Mod," a crowdfunded vibrator, "makes it easy for you to create vibration patterns, connect sensors and controllers, and completely customize how your Mod behaves." On top of working like a regular vibrator via a mode toggle, the body-safe silicon device has a USB "hacker" port that connects to a computer, or a controller that the team calls the "Nunchuck" -- a kind of joystick you shake or button-mash to manipulate the Mod.

The Mod is a techy wet dream, as it were, with plenty of added functionality beyond the basics. The USB port increases the fun quotient for personal or shared experiences with an optional sensor pack that includes bending, pressure, capacitive touch components, a microphone and more. With those and the "Dilduino" software, you can make the toy react to your partner's voice or heartbeat, the intensity of a video image or action on a web site, to name a few. It also opens up the possibility of interacting with a partner remotely, simulating stroking, spanking or other sensations of your choice.

It does offer a better reward at the end than anything you'll find on Instructables.

The Mod won the "Golden Kleene" award for most innovative sex toy at this year's Arse Elektronika awards (I couldn't make that up if I tried), and is now up for funding on IndieGoGo. The packages start at $60 for a built-it-yourself model up to $199 for a full Mod and sensor pack, including a few sample programs. There's also an $1,800 option which includes a workshop, or an improbable $40,000 perk that let's you and three friends try the devices on a private jet. The basic vibrator will work out of the box, but the Mod and Sensor pack "won't be plug and play," according to the team. That means you'll have to bring a few hacking skills to the project, but it does offer a better reward at the end than anything you'll find on Instructables.

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