The Centipede 216 is our entry level product. It is a versatile device that provides hours of enjoyable electrical stimulation. The Centipede 216 is unique among eStim devices in that it is powered and controlled by the USB port on your (Windows) laptop or desktop computer via a USB port. This enables it to provide unique features not available on other devices. Despite its compact size and affordability, the Centipede 216 is surprising powerful, offering nearly all the features of our other power boxes. See our web site for a detailed comparison between our three power boxes.
The Centipede 216 creates a web server on your computer. Once the service is running, you will be able to use the browser on that device to control all of the 216’s features. This method of connection and control creates a versatile and user-friendly visual interface.
The heart of the Centipede 216 is the software suite, installed on your computer, which enables you to control the outputs based on specifications, audio inputs, user pre-programmed sequences, and/or external contact points.
All the software and firmware needed to operate the Centipede 216 is supplied in a self-extracting ZIP file on a DVD. If you do not have a DVD drive on your computer, you can download the file from our web site.
The software in the Centipede 216 is open source. We expect this system to continue to develop over time, as new features are added, new waveforms are created, and new ideas evolve. Upgrading is simply a matter of downloading a new file and installing it.
If you wish and have the necessary knowledge, you can modify the software yourself to change the way the device operates or to add new features.
Another unique feature of the Centipede 216 (and all of our boxes) is that it can be expanded by adding external boxes we call ‘pods’. Four types of expansion pods are available now, dual channel eStims, dual channel vibrator drivers, dual channel relay drivers, and dual channel 115-VAC regulator pods. With such versatility, the Centipede 216 can do far more than output eStim signals. We tend to think of it as a ‘play space’ controller! Check out the Centipede Owner's manual at http://centipede.serve101.org/
PODS SOLD SEPARATELY. In order to use the pods with the 216 you will also need an additional power supply cord, also sold separately.