So I re-wired it - Tim Allen

So I re-wired it - Tim Allen

El-Jaro El-Jaro
Has anyone ever taken apart a vibrating toy and played around with it?

I had a girl tell me once that she turned one of her toys from a DC power source to an AC power source (i.e. batteries to wall socket).

Anyone ever try this or thought about trying it?
(I wouldn't suggest doing it because of the whole death by electrocution thing)
12/10/2009
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Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
Has anyone ever taken apart a vibrating toy and played around with it?

I had a girl tell me once that she turned one of her toys from a DC power source to an AC power source (i.e. batteries to wall socket).

Anyone ever try this or ...
I haven't gone the AC route - but I have gotten a few toys with cords that plugged into battery packs - that were just too weak. I have a battery pack that takes 4 AA batteries and even has two universal plug ends - they look like headphone jacks. I spliced in a connector from a toy we don't use anymore - and what do you know - not only did it work - but the vibes were stronger as anitciapted.

You can over amp motors - but so far no smoke!
12/10/2009
...... ......
Could you imagine an episode where Tim the toolman amps up all of Jill's vibes? LOL!
12/10/2009
EffinSara EffinSara
I once dated a roboticist who took apart a racket-type bug zapper and wired in a switch so that there were two levels of intensity. He'd use it on my ass in the middle of spanking sessions... man, that thing was vicious, especially on high.
12/10/2009
Gary Gary
I would imagine with most of the vibrators using small motors and having a pretty simple design as far as electronics go, that if you had a basic understanding of electronics and wiring you could get pretty crazy.
12/10/2009
EffinSara EffinSara
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Originally posted by Gary
I would imagine with most of the vibrators using small motors and having a pretty simple design as far as electronics go, that if you had a basic understanding of electronics and wiring you could get pretty crazy.
My ex never upgraded my vibes, but he was able to fix them!
12/10/2009
ScottA ScottA
If you use a power supply that has a transformer and you mount the power supply away from anywhere that could get wet it would be pretty safe. You'd have to keep the duty cycle of the vibe in mind, though, but I've though about doing the mod a couple times. You wouldn't have to worry about batteries, then.
12/10/2009
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
If you use a power supply that has a transformer and you mount the power supply away from anywhere that could get wet it would be pretty safe. You'd have to keep the duty cycle of the vibe in mind, though, but I've though about doing the mod ...
you are now one of my heroes. Not a major one, maybe a role modal
12/10/2009
Miss Jane Miss Jane
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Originally posted by ......
Could you imagine an episode where Tim the toolman amps up all of Jill's vibes? LOL!
Now that I would like to see!
12/11/2009
Envy Envy
God I remember that show....

Remember the time he 'fixed' the dishwasher? LOL.
12/12/2009
Gary Gary
Honestly I never really watched that show, but I understand the overall storyline.
12/15/2009
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Has anyone else tried "fixing" their under-powered toys?
07/05/2010
Midway through Midway through
I have taken apart one of my toys that stopped working and tried to fix it. I had a rabbit vibrator that for some reason, the shaft vibrated instead of the rabbit when the bullet was going (but the shaft didn't vibrate before that point. I guess it broke in a funny way). I cut the silicone off the little bunny and pulled the entire bullet out, then used it that way for a long time until it finally gave out on me. If I knew anything about wiring, I'd have fixed all my toys before I through them away, I tend to wear them out pretty quickly.
07/19/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I have had good luck with adding better batteries from hobby grade Radio Control cars. Basically more batteries, stronger vibes and faster recharge times. The only problem is they heat up faster, nothing to bad just a noticeable difference.

I have been in the Radio Control hobby for years and have amassed three foot-lockers of parts. Been thinking of rewiring a vibe for the wife maybe for my self.

My thoughts? Rechargeable, I can charge my battery's in 5-7 min. Radio Control from 500 feet.(no wire) Just need to find a vibe that holds a C battery. Oh and can handle the extra power! I think this will turn into a 'sex machine' though.
07/19/2010
sexyhellokitty sexyhellokitty
I wouldn't but if one of my favorite toys died I might ask the hubby to take a look at it.
08/09/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
Has anyone ever taken apart a vibrating toy and played around with it?

I had a girl tell me once that she turned one of her toys from a DC power source to an AC power source (i.e. batteries to wall socket).

Anyone ever try this or ...
I know My Man wants to take apart toys to confirm how they work. (He is an engineer, so he thinks he knows, but always wants to SEE.) I have yet to let him destroy any of our toys this way.

He is building a Wind Power Generator, and he was joking (I think) that "You could power your pleasure toys with this, when I get it running." THEN he went into the whole how to go from D/C (which the generator will make) and run my A/C Wahl on it......and went on and on, and then I fell asleep.
08/09/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've seen the solar powered ones, but wind powered? ...wow...
08/09/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
EVOLUTION?
08/09/2010
MnWolf MnWolf
LMAO..... I can just about see an episode on "destroyed in 60 seconds" now. Camera is on a nice looking rabbit the person turns it on and starts to vibrate in a very nice hum, as it is turned up it vibrates more and more till BOOM... explodes...!
08/09/2010
YoungCouple YoungCouple
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I know My Man wants to take apart toys to confirm how they work. (He is an engineer, so he thinks he knows, but always wants to SEE.) I have yet to let him destroy any of our toys this way.

He is building a Wind Power Generator, and he was ...
Actually, for some reason I imagining laying out in the sun naked, and feeling the wahl (or in our case the Hitachi) gently increase in intensity with the breeze.

That would be fun.
08/10/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
I've seen the solar powered ones, but wind powered? ...wow...
Yep. He bought a commercial wind turbine. It looks like a HUGE fan, (the span is as big as I am tall) and you place it high on a pole, and then connect it to, uh, I think a transformer, and a battery, and something called a "divert load" for the power you can't use and can't store (this is very important to have, I am told) and a bunch of other "mad scientist" stuff that I am not privy to. Then, the wind blows it makes free power for you! WHen the wind isn't blowing, your power is taken from the battery storage bank.

We are going to generate at least some of our own power this way. I wanted to do solar, but My Man is not a "passive" sort of man in any way (nerd joke, solar power is considered a "passive" form of power, because there are no moving parts......I think that's why. Wind power is considered non-passive, I think that's what it is called.) and he is facinated by machines and feels strongly about using as little fossil fuel as possible.

We expect the first turbine and battery bank up and running by the end of the summer.

He has a buddy who has several acres and actually makes SO much power with his bank of wind turbines that he SELLS POWER BACK TO THE POWER COMPANY! Now, that is sticking it to the Man. (not My Man, THE Man, the white rich guy in a suit who makes our lives miserable. )
08/10/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by YoungCouple
Actually, for some reason I imagining laying out in the sun naked, and feeling the wahl (or in our case the Hitachi) gently increase in intensity with the breeze.

That would be fun.
Haha! I don't actually think we will directly be powering our Wahl, but we will divert power to our home system, as soon as he understands what he is doing.

Actually, one of my main concerns is that when our power goes out, our running water and toilets go with it (we have a private well, and a septic tank and electric powered well pump and sump pumps, so BAD things happens to our plumbing when the power goes out.) We could buy a gas or kerosene powered generator, but they are not only expensive, loud and ugly, but they, of course, use fossil fuel. The wind turbine is not silent, but it IS elegant, and totally renewable power.
08/10/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Yep. He bought a commercial wind turbine. It looks like a HUGE fan, (the span is as big as I am tall) and you place it high on a pole, and then connect it to, uh, I think a transformer, and a battery, and something called a "divert load" ...
My hat is off to you and yours, we have been looking into getting of the grid also. Really why not? Just think what would happen if more people did this.
08/10/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by YoungCouple
Actually, for some reason I imagining laying out in the sun naked, and feeling the wahl (or in our case the Hitachi) gently increase in intensity with the breeze.

That would be fun.
I would be fun. The power doesn't' actually go DIRECTLY from the turbine to the equipment. That would be a disaster! But, in reality, the unit has a modulator on it, so the voltage, amperage and eventual "intensity" of the power is always the same when it exits the unit. If it didn't you'd have serious power fluctuation issues as the wind waxes and wanes. It's one of the reasons you need a Divert Load unit, among other reasons. The need to modulate the power is also one of the reasons the units are on the expensive side. The better the modulation, the most consistent the power. Plus, the power is stored in batteries and then used, the turbine doesn't actually SUPPLY power directly to equipment. It would burn out a piece of equipment in a second, if a gust of wind picked up.

What we will do is to store the power in batteries, and then use it according to our needs, after hooking it up to our home supply.

It's a nice thought, though. My Wahl just hooked up to the turbine. One gust of wind and I'd be in the hospital, though, and with my luck IF it worked this way, the wind would die down just before I came. Luckily, it's more controlled than that.
08/11/2010
YoungCouple YoungCouple
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I would be fun. The power doesn't' actually go DIRECTLY from the turbine to the equipment. That would be a disaster! But, in reality, the unit has a modulator on it, so the voltage, amperage and eventual "intensity" of the power is ...
Oh yeah, I am familiar with the basic circuitry, but the fantasy is much better don't you think?
08/12/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by YoungCouple
Oh yeah, I am familiar with the basic circuitry, but the fantasy is much better don't you think?
Yep!
08/12/2010
Mr. & Mrs. Peg Mr. & Mrs. Peg
I put a dimmer on a Hitachi because Mrs. Peg can't handle the vibrations even on the low setting. I have made a few toys as well.
03/17/2011
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