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Have you ever thought: ‘that’s it! I’m going to build my own vibrator’? If so, read on.

In a workshop from DIY vibrator fanatics Touchyfeely.tech, on the 24th of March at the School of Machines, at ACUD MACHT NEU, you yourself can learn how to build and customise your very own vibrator.

Participants will build a functioning vibrator while getting hands-on with the basics of electronics in the process. They will explore how to make simple changes to the internal and external parts to create a customised and safe-to-use end result. They will then be taught how to hack their vibrator with code, using an Arduino microcontroller – learning how hardware and software can be brought together to enhance the purpose and functionality of our intimate electronic possessions.

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We spoke to Alice Stewart, the masturbation mastermind behind the event, to find out more.

What makes a good vibrator?

Apart from being safe to use and designed with care, there isn’t really such thing as a ‘good’ vibrator, because what’s good depends on each person’s individual tastes and preferences. No one likes the exact same stuff, and if you really want to know what a good vibrator is for you, the workshop is a great opportunity to find out!

What skills does it take to make a vibrator?

The workshop teaches an introduction to product design, mechanical engineering, soldering, electronics and coding. Participants have to bring curiosity, patience, an open mind, and willingness to learn something new.

How can the vibrators be customised?

We designed a modular system where you can fit different parts together to create many different possibilities. You can customise the internal electronics as well as the outer casing. It’s a bit like Lego, but without the choking hazard.

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Can a bigger motor for the vibrator be purchased if needed?

We offer a range of motor types and sizes in the workshop – it’s part of the educational process. Of course people can change the motor beyond the workshop – as long as the battery is strong enough to power it.

After the course, can ‘Dildo Technician’ be added to a CV/Resume?

I love this question, because the point of the workshop is partly to get people introduced to the basics of electronics and coding. I’ve made that my job, and I’m hoping that perhaps in the future the experience will appear on people’s CVs/Resumes – no matter what they decide to call it.

Once you’ve learned how to make a vibrator, what’s next in life?

What matters more in life when you are that empowered? I guess you either have to retire, or try to spread the wisdom.

Are the vibrators dishwasher-safe?

They are safe to wash if you remove the electronics first – which won’t be a problem since you’ll know exactly how it’s put together.

Do your vibrators come with usage instructions?

They come with practical information like what materials they’re made of, and some safety instructions. The rest is up to the owner, as long as they promise not to put themselves (or others) at risk.

Get your ticket to Sunday 24th’s workshop now.

Build-Your-Own Vibrator Workshop
ACUD MACHT NEU
The School of Machines
Sunday 24th March 2019
12:00 – 17:00
Price: €65 (including the price of materials)

Veteranenstraße 21, 10119
U Rosenthaler Platz

Photos: Annie Van Noortwijk, Alice Stewart and Dani Clode.

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