It’s been a couple of months since the last Bionic Project update and things have been going really well.
So, where are we at? Well, there’s plenty of good news.
Firstly, let’s talk about the Bionic Basic. (if you didn’t read my post about the TWO Bionics, read this article first for context.)
We’ve established that all the various functional components are definitely viable. We can have the testicles under pressure and through a single squeeze of a simple valve, the pressurised testicles will be able to fill the shaft with liquid to a fully erect state. To go back to flaccid state will require a firm squeeze of the shaft.
The valve will have a lock off, but thanks to physics and balloon pressure being non-linear, you theoretically don’t even need to lock it off when in erect state.
With the Bionic Deluxe, again we’re at the stage where we have the viability of most components confirmed. We have an appropriate material for the touch sensitive shaft and insertable controller and have managed to get all electronic components down small enough to be able to fit into both testicles. There’s still some work to be done on the pneumatic valve and purge system, but I’m confident we will be able to get this confirmed in the near future.
As well as the insertable controller, we are also developing a hand held remote for those that can’t/don’t want to use the insertable version. This hand held remote can either be worn as a two finger ring (for one handed operation) or as a wrist band (but then you’ll need to operate it much like a watch so with both hands involved in the process.)
For now, the fitness tracker/heart rate monitor is on hold, but I’m very hopeful that this will still become a reality at some point down the road.
So in summary, where we are at, is that we know all of the above is viable.
The biggest hurtle we are coming up against is time. As these universities are taking this on as a two semester project, it’s looking like there will be a limit to what is achievable in this time frame. For instance, we know the touch sensors will work but there’s a HUGE amount of work involved in calibrating the sensitivities so as to ensure reliable operation. We don’t want false positives, but we also don’t want it to not register the input it is meant to register so this is all a fine balancing act that in and of itself is a a massive project with a ton of variables.
So as much as it is all looking really promising and the teams have been doing an absolutely fantastic job, I do think in all likelihood I will need to run this project for a second year and have another team take what these guys have managed to do, and keep refining it till we get to a fully functioning prototype.
But we still have a couple of months up our sleeves and things are really starting to come together now, so keep watching this space…
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Please, can you use a darker text. It is so light any tiny I have a very hard time trying to read it.
Turn up the brigteness on whatever device you are reading on
Cntrl + and Cntrl – (cmd + and cmd – on a mac) also works in most browsers to make website text bigger and smaller.
Love it and love all the updates, can’t wait to get this bad boy when it’s ready!
looking forward about this.
This sounds great! I cannot wait to have one of these!
Just my input – the implant/attachment system is important to me. I don’t want to have to worry about it falling off. I want to feel like it is a part of me. The adhesive systems never worked for me.
Thank you so much for making this into a reality! This is the best thing ever. I am very thankful for you doing this.
Lookin good! Just a few questions.
Roughly how much did it cost for the product testers to have the cochlear vistafix done and what was the recovery time? I’ve heard in the ballpark of 5k which is understandable. I’m just trying to get a feel for how much I need to save up for this since I know you’ve mentioned The Bionic itself will easily hit the 1k mark.
I’d also like to know if uncut is still viable. If the foreskin isn’t able to retract I wouldn’t mind. Just as long as there is one!
My last question is if I was to get the cochlear vistafix and I went swimming or took a bath, shower, etc. Will the area be sealed or will the cup be filled with water?
You’re a hero, Alex and the time and effort you’re putting into this as well as all of your products is very much appreciated.
– We’re still not at the stage of incorporating the attachment system yet. In theory though, yes, around $5000 for the surgery and 3 to 6 weeks recovery time.
– It is looking like it will be a moveable skin that will look uncut in flaccid state and then roll back in erect state.
– And yes, the cup would fill with water when swimming. Make sure you don’t take it into chlorinated water.
Could you possibly put a finger print scanner on it instead of using pressure to make it erect? Just thought that might make it easier for you guys to make it, and possibly easier for the user as well
Oh my gosh! Everytime I get the email for the update, my heart jumps. I am so excited for the Bionic, and I know that in a few years I may actually be able to afford one once I’ve got a professional job. Keep up the good work, Alex. Thank you so much <3
will you be able to feel a blowjob or sex at all with it?
The idea is that the touch sensitive shaft will relay the information to a vibe that will be responsive to varying intensity.
If you do stick with the cochlear implant method of attachment, I’m definitely going to call my Bionic, “The Chick Magnet.”
Hello! I was wondering if you’ll be able to feel sensation when you masturbate with the bionic, or feel someone touch it at all? I would love to feel blowjobs and handjobs from my partner. Thanks!
Yes, the vibe will be responsive so you’ll be able to feel it in that sense.
Alex, now that you’ve reached the stage one goal, can we get another update please?
Yes! I’ll be doing another update over this coming week! :)
You mention that the vibe will be responsive. Is it a vibrator? If yes, will it be a soundless vibration?
That would be very good, because it feel would feel even more “real”.
not entirely soundless but pretty close to quiet. You’d have to be quite close up to it to hear it.
Just wanted to say Its a very good project.
I aslo have a question.
How much will the magnetic surgery hurt?(guess)
And will there be scars because of attachemnt or something else?
How about pubic hair part?
Will I be stealth with Bionic in chaing room and
Taking pic and sending nudes?
To give you more of an idea of the attachment surgery take a look at https://www.cochlear.com/us/for-professionals/products/vistafix/surgery
This is really great, and I’m excited to hear about the possibility of magnetic implant. One question: the prosthetic would have a sleeve type of “skin”, that would be rolled over the hardware. This “skin” would probably need to be replaced every now and then, right? How often would it need to be replaced, and how much would the replacement potentially cost? Would the “skin” itself be similar to the EZP’s?
Yes, it’s likely to need to be replaced once a year or so. What we’re trying to do is make this skin self replaceable so that you could order just the “sock” and replace it yourself.
Can u make it not expensive there shouldnt be a price on happinness but i had a project almost tve samr i just dont have the supplies and it could be a huge step for the trans community