What’s the first thing that comes into your mind?

For reasons completely unrelated to 99.9% of anything I expect this blog to ever discuss, I’ve been reading up on Arduinos. If you’ve never heard of them, Dear Not-A-Geek Reader, they are little computery thingies you can teach to do pretty much anthing you want if you can think how it could be controlled electronically. HEY!!! COME BACK!!! DON’T BE SACRED!!! I’m not about to get all geeky on you. The reason I mention it is that whilst doing a little reading on the subject, an image caught my eye.

Now before you scroll down the page to see it, I want you to clear your mind completely, so it is a blank canvas. Then scroll down and tell me, honestly, what’s the first thought that comes into your mind.

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Go on.
What did you think?
Yeah, I thought so.

And in case you are wondering, as far as I can tell at the moment, yes, it’s real.
And yes you can have one … if you’re reasonably technical … or know a tame geek who can do it for you, because here are the instructions.

Just so you know, it’s basically just three silicon tubes that get inflated sequentially, and it’s that that makes it move. If you (or your tame geek) get a little imaginative, you could probably make it do all sorts of things. I expect. Anything you wanted. Probably. Couldn’t you?

6 Responses to “What’s the first thing that comes into your mind?”

  1. Hilarious! First thing that came to mind though, is a worm… Honest!! 😉

  2. Yes, I can see the worm, reminded me of Dune.
    The first thing that came to my mind? I don’t know, my mind is a bit numb today. But cock certainly made a quick appearance!
    However, if it’s 3 silicone tubes, no matter what we get it to do, the lack of hardness would probably be disappointing 😉

    • I think you need to think outside the box, Dawn, and not just inside your box. I’m sure it would be possible to make it from a substance that had an elastic modulus such that, when reaching the materials elastic limit, due to inflation, it became significantly stiffer. A suitable material could also mean only a nominal pressure differential between opposing internal voids still provided notable flexation. Equally, the expansion could be limmited by inserting the tentacle into a less elastic body (I can’t think of anything that would be good to insert it into off the top of my head), and increased internal preasure would potentally be perceived in a similar manner to increased harness.

    • Yes, I guess I’ll just let the nerds think outside the box and enjoy the results of what they come up with 😉

  3. Very fun! And yes — being a former geek, I can see endless possibilities. XO
    (PS. I thought of you yesterday – when I discussed porn…music and 1970’s classics.)

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