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Buttplug (Rust Implementation)

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Rust implementation of the Buttplug Intimate Hardware Protocol, including implementations of the client and, at some point, server.

Read Me First!

If you are new to Buttplug, you most likely want to start with the Buttplug Website or the Buttplug Core Repo.

For a demo of what this framework can do, check out this demo video.

Buttplug-rs is a full fledged implementation of Buttplug, on par with our C# and Javascript/Typescript implementations.

Buttplug-rs is currently capable of controlling toys via:

  • Bluetooth LE
  • Serial Ports
  • USB HID
  • Lovense Devices via the Lovense Dongle (All Versions)
  • XInput gamepads (Windows only)

Note that only some protocols/hardware is currently supported. See IOSTIndex for more info.

Introduction

Buttplug is a framework for hooking up hardware to interfaces, where hardware usually means sex toys, but could honestly be just about anything. It's basically a userland HID manager for things that may not specifically be HID.

In more concrete terms, think of Buttplug as something like osculator or VRPN, but for sex toys. Instead of wiimotes and control surfaces, we interface with vibrators, electrostim equipment, fucking machines, and other hardware that can communicate with computers.

The core of buttplug works as a router. It is a Rust based application that connects to libraries that registers and communicates with different hardware. Clients can then connect over websockets or network ports, to claim and interact with the hardware.

Compiling

On Windows and macOS, running cargo build should suffice for building the project. All dependencies are vendored in.

On Linux, the following packages will be needed to build with default features:

  • libudev-dev (Required for serial port/HID support)
  • libusb-1.0-0-dev (Required for serial port/HID support)

The package names are listed as their debian requirements, and may be different for other distributions. Removing the lovense-dongle-manager and serial-manager features should stop these from being requires.

Usage

To use Buttplug in your rust application or library, check out the buttplug package on crates.io.

The following crate features are available

Feature Other Features Used Description
client None Buttplug client implementation (in-process connection only)
server None Buttplug server implementation (in-process connection only)
serialize-json None Serde JSON serializer for Buttplug messages, needed for remote connectors
websockets async-std-runtime Websocket connectors, used to connect remote clients/servers, with or without SSL
btleplug-manager server Bluetooth hardware support on Windows 10, macOS, Linux, iOS
lovense-dongle-manager server Lovense USB Dongle support on Windows 7/10, macOS, Linux
serial-manager server Serial Port hardware support on Windows 7/10, macOS, Linux
xinput-manager server XInput Gamepad support on Windows 7/10
async-std-runtime None Uses async-std/smol executor for futures
dummy-runtime None Runtime that panics on any spawn. Only used for tests.
thread-pool-runtime None Uses default thread pool executor for futures

(Tokio coming soon)

Default features are enough to build a full desktop system:

  • thread-pool-runtime
  • client
  • server
  • serialize-json
  • websocket
  • btleplug-manager
  • serial-manager
  • lovense-dongle-manager
  • xinput-manager (feature is only relevant on windows, but builds as a noop on all other platforms).

Contributing

Right now, we mostly need code/API style reviews and feedback. We don't really have any good bite-sized chunks to mentor the implementation yet, but one we do, those will be marked "Help Wanted" in our github issues.

As we need money to keep up with supporting the latest and greatest hardware, we also have multiple ways to donate!

License

Buttplug is BSD licensed.

Copyright (c) 2016-2019, Nonpolynomial Labs, LLC
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

* Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this
  list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

* Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
  this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
  and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

* Neither the name of buttplug nor the names of its
  contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from
  this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS"
AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE
FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR
SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER
CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY,
OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
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