Metafetish

History of Latex Fetishism Video

Ok, going a bit off our normal current tech sex-focused topics here, but this is relevant and also really, really neat. Possibly because I'm a fetish history nerd.

This is a video by Whiteout Rubber on the history of latex fetishism. It goes surprisingly deep, through the production and history of latex, clothing, all the way up through formations of aesthetic and community. The documentary also turns into a bit of a microcosm of the "porn and tech are symbiotic" argument (which I've toned down from "porn drives tech" 'cause I'm a little iffy on the totality of that statement), covering how content distribution moved from print to video to the internet (from USENET and BBSes on), and how that formed and changed the community.

If you like this, check out more of Whiteout Rubber's videos at their Youtube Channel, or follow @whiteoutrubber on twitter.

3D Printed Estim Labyrinth Cuffs by Deviant Designs

Continuing the 3D Printing Theme from the last post... This video found its way into my twitter timeline a couple of weeks ago.

This is an amazing situational bondage build video (on youtube, no less!), showing a 3D printed maze attached to cuffs that shocks the "user" if they don't move solve it enough. Really cool arduino based work!

For more Deviant Designs videos, check out their youtube channel or support them on Patreon!

Metafetish Group on Thingiverse

For all of you into 3d printing of sexy times things that are still vaguely SFW so they can live on a maker website, there's now a Metafetish Thingiverse group!

metafetish thingiverse group

Lots of neat bondage equipment, vibrators casings, etc... Many projects were also built in OpenSCAD and have build files available!

While I don't have a 3d printer yet because I am the wafflelyest consumer ever, some other members of various Metafetish groups have gotten together to post some of their projects. We're always looking for more submissions too.

Thanks to contributors Cuda and Rhoboto for the contributions so far.

Buttplug C# v0.1.2 Released

Update: We've released v0.1.2, a small bugfix release on top of v0.1.1. If you already updated v0.1.1, you'll need to download v0.1.2 from the releases site, as the updater was broken.

Buttplug C# v0.1.2 is out! You can pick it up at the Buttplug C# Releases site on Github.

For those interested, here's the changelog.

Features

  • Added auto update and update checking functionality
  • Added support for the following hardware
    • WeVibe 4 Plus, Ditto, Nova, Pivot, Wish, Verge
    • Lovense Domi
  • Added more product names for the Lovense Hush (LVS-Z36, LVS_Z001)
  • Added Game Vibration Router application
  • WebsocketServer now defaults to SSL

Bugfixes

  • Fixed hang when no XBox controllers and no Bluetooth adapters are connected
  • SSL Errors in Websocket Server are now shown in GUI or as a notification, not in modal dialogs
  • Fixed ObjectDisposed Exception in Kiiroo App
  • Fixed port number changing in Websocket Server
  • Fixed crash when copying IP addresses in Websocket Server
  • Fixed version number listing in logs
  • Vibratissimo devices now required to be named "Vibratissimo"

The GUI is still mostly the same as Buttplug v0.1.0, so for right now, the v0.1.0 tutorial is still basically valid. We'll be updating that as needed for the new version.

For those using macOS, Linux, Android, or ChromeOS, remember that buttplug-js supports WebBluetooth on Google Chrome 61 (it's actually worked since 56 but there's relevant bugfixes in 61 that make it worth using) on these platforms! Our Syncydink haptic movie player uses buttplug-js and should work on these platforms with no extra installs.

I'm going to get back to making Buttpluggin' With qDot videos soon, and the first ones on the queue are Buttplug usage tutorials, with many examples of how you're supposed to use what we're building.

If you have any problems, feel free to leave github issues on repos if you have a github account, or contact us on our message boards, Discord Server, or Slack Instance to get help!

Metafetish Dev Log - Week of 2017/09/11

Time for another Metafetish dev log!

Patreon

First off, just wanted to remind people that I have a patreon to fund all of the work I'm doing here!

https://patreon.com/qdot

Currently, this is about the only income I make off of sex tech work, so every little bit help. Even $1/month donation subscriptions are appreciated.

Hardware

On to hardware releases and updates...

Kiiroo Pearl 2

The Kiiroo Pearl 2 is now shipping. $99 gets you a vibrator with touch sensors that won't have to do much to be better than the Pearl 1. We'll have support for it in Buttplug pretty soon.

Fleshlight Launch

Due to getting even more reports of people bricking their Fleshlight Launch toys while upgrading firmware on them, I decided to do some digging into the firmware loading process. I've now written my own firmware loader that I'll be posting soon (it's web based, so you can just use chrome on android), as well as figured out the bugs that are causing Launch toys to get stuck in bootloader mode. If you have a Launch that is stuck in bootloader mode, please post on this thread in our forums and we can help get you fixed up.

I'll be making a large post about the internals of the firmware loading system soon, including information on loading our own modified firmware to the Launch (which is possible now!).

The nice thing about this work is that we are now basically free of the FeelConnect app system. The only thing we needed the app for was firmware loading, and since that can be handled by our own code now, we can finally kick it off our devices. Yay!