Magnet Status
  • ChrisBotChrisBot June 2016

    Current Magnet Status In Progress
    • Magnets have been sent out for in-vivo testing Unavailable until further Notice


    Where can I get a magnet for implantation?
    Currently the most popular implantable magnet, the m31, from is unavailable. The two most trusted and well known online retailers of implantable consumer level implantable devices are and However, there are some members of the forum who are occasionally willing to sell them privately. Buy them at your own risk

    When will these magnets be available again?
    Both and are currenlty in the final testing phases of their new magnets and should be releasing within the near future.

    Can I buy a magnet from another source to implant?
    Yes, but you should refrain from doing so. What makes bio-magnets special is their bioneutral coating. Magnets from other sources will not be coated in a biocompatible fashion, and therefore should not be implanted. 

    Can I coat a magnet myself?
    No. Unless you are a professional and know exactly what you are doing, this is highly discouraged. However, there is some discussion of reliable DIY solutions. It would be best to wait for them to become available from the previously mentioned websites.

    For further information, please read through the magnet section of the wiki located here
  • ZerbulaZerbula June 2016
    PLEASE. PLEASE. I was debating making a page on the wiki just for magnet status's, kinda covered it a tiny bit in the informations about magnets. 

    We could throw it in FAQ too. or just have a post like this. Please x-x
  • AlexSmithAlexSmith June 2016
    I guess I should chip in for my part.

    I placed an order for M31s back in Feb, they were completed in March, and shipped via Fedex. When they got to customs, they were denied entry. I asked Fedex to return them to the manufacturer so I could sort out a different shipping method. Fedex have been terrible and are still holding them. Last month I got sick of waiting and placed another order, this time to be shipped to a local address to avoid the shipping problems. This new batch should be finished around late June or early July. I'm very confident this new manufacturing process which I had carried out will result in magnets which past safety tests, but we will only know for sure once they arrive and I can test them.

  • ChrisBotChrisBot June 2016
    Once I get back from work, I'll edit the top comment to reflect the current status, source, etc. Probably add some fancy colors too....
  • Why were the magnets denied entry by the customs, Alex?
  • @AlexSmith is there a waiting list one can be put on? I wouldn't even mind prepaying to help offset your added expenses with your supplier having to buy them twice and all.
  • AlexSmithAlexSmith June 2016
    @IvoTheSquire small high strength magnets are banned from import to several countries (e.g. Australia, New Zealand, Canada) because there have been accidents with infants ingesting them, the magnets can stick together inside the gut and requite surgery to remove.

    @PostHumanist Sure, I've already had lots of people ask to be notified when the magnets are available, so I'll add you to the list. Don't worry about pre-paying. I'm not in this to make money. If I can design the super advanced implants I want for myself one day and cover the R&D costs by selling my implants, I'm happy. 
  • @AlexSmith I appreciate your willingness to add me to the list. I also appreciate your involvement in our niche community. I think in the not-so-distant future, biohacking will be much more mainstream and you and several others have been a big part of that. Keep up the excellent work.
  • ChrisBotChrisBot June 2016
    Just finished some of the editing. Is there anything else I should add?
  • ZerbulaZerbula June 2016
    This is perfect ^^ Thank you @Chrisbot
  • JupiterJupiter June 2016
    @AlexSmith I'd love to be notified of availability as well. Don't know what sort of interest levels you're seeing for the magnets, but will you be placing a per-person limit on how many we can get when you first get some available? I ask because I intended on buying several right away myself, but didn't want to potentially steal too much of your supply and cause issues for other people.

    Better yet, if you already know how many you'll have...
  • DACPADACPA June 2016
    @AlexSmith I'm not sure if you see the 'activity' page as a regular part of your feed but I asked there if you could notify me as well. I appreciate the foresight and generosity you display in facilitating this. This is a small but energetic community and I love the collaborative spirit. Keep up the awesome work!
  • AlexSmithAlexSmith June 2016
    @Jupiter ok, you're added to the list. Per-person limits are not something I'd thought about, but you raise a good point. Yes, I guess I'll have to put some kind of limit on how many any one person gets. Assuming every magnet passes tests, I'll have 100, but it may end up being that only some pass testing. I'll decide on limits once I know exactly how many there are to go around.

    @DACPA  sorry, I don't normally check my activity page, it gets filed with boring notifications about new forum members and such, so I didn't see your request, but I've added you to the list now.
  • ChilliEyeChilliEye June 2016
    Send me one for my birthday haha, it's the end of June.
  • OrdnaelOrdnael June 2016
    @AlexSmith I'd really love to be put on your waiting list too, I've been looking for a m31 for over a year now!
  • Rocco8620Rocco8620 June 2016
    @AlexSmith please put me too in the waiting list! Thanks
  • kjwxkjwx June 2016
    @Alex Smith And me too, thanks.
  • I hope you have alot of magnets @alexsmith haha
  • mmuyskensmmuyskens June 2016
    I have a nice batch in the works as well. Cassox is going to be helping out with the testing. If they work out, they are going to be pretty sweet - probably looking at like 4 months out.
  • ZerbulaZerbula June 2016
    @mmuyskens, do you have any fun tricks or new innovations in this batch, or completely vanilla m31's? Curious :p
  • mmuyskensmmuyskens June 2016
    I wanted to do something a little different, it's not exactly like any I've actually seen. They are, however, going to be the same size 3x1. I have 1,000 in production currently.

    If it works out, I may do a run of n52 TiN next.
  • OrdnaelOrdnael June 2016
    @mmuyskens That's pretty interesting, I sincerely hope your batch is gonna do well!
  • ChrisBotChrisBot June 2016
    @mmuyskens, would you like me to add an entry for the status of your magnets?
  • ToasterToaster June 2016

    add me to the waiting list please
  • Dman2221Dman2221 June 2016
    @Alexsmith Put me on the waiting list too please!
  • I'd like to be on the waiting list as well, please.
  • AlexSmithAlexSmith June 2016
    got it, everyone who asked has been added to the waiting list.
  • Dragon5Dragon5 June 2016
    uh. i'm late, but it would be interested. add me too please D:
  • NLmaxNLmax June 2016
    Me too please :)!
  • ZerbulaZerbula June 2016
    I'm pretty sure it's redundant at this point, but for some reason I'm not on that list, throw me in there. Just to be safe. ^^
  • AlexSmithAlexSmith June 2016
    Added, but don't worry if you're not on the list, I will of course post here when I get the magnets. The list is only for people how want an PM or email. 
  • ZerbulaZerbula June 2016
    ill be watching anyways, most likely it will be redundant. :d
  • BenbeezyBenbeezy June 2016
    @AlexSmith what testing are you using for this new batch to prove they are solid? I don't want everyones hopes to get high and have another batch fail (as everyones have before)
  • AlexSmithAlexSmith June 2016
    @Benbeezy I'll be using the gravimetric test as a first step. 
  • BenbeezyBenbeezy June 2016
    How will gavimetric analysis help you at all? I may be wrong on this but after look its up its used to weigh the particulates in water... I know someone who had magnets and was testing them and in water they were fine for a very long time, but a drop of soap to get rid of that surface tension and all of them failed after that. I might be way off base in saying that gavimetric analysis won't be a suitable test. Please correct me if I am wrong.
  • BenbeezyBenbeezy June 2016
    So you are going for the visual look? I don't think you would be able to weigh the amount of nickel in such a small amount. and won't surface tension still inhibit the very tiny pin holes from showing up? The paper you linked talks about a sample and measuring the nickel in the sample, but a sample isn't attempting to fill all of the hole so you don't need to worry about that surface tension in that application.
  • AlexSmithAlexSmith June 2016
    yes, I will be using the same method @cassox developed, using dimethylglyoxime as a nickel catalyst and ammonia to speed the process up. This is generally known as a gravimetric test for nickel detection.

    you can read cassox's blog post here
  • BenbeezyBenbeezy June 2016
    oh okay, so @cassox did add a surfactant a few hours in to get rid of the surface tension.
  • mmuyskensmmuyskens June 2016
    @ChrisBot, sure. Magnets will be sold under my company name Loop9 Technologies, and will be slated for release early November with possibility of an earlier beta.
  • ChrisBotChrisBot June 2016
    @mmuyskens. Well I would love to add you to the list, but apparently the forum has a character limit on forum posts. I'll keep trying though
  • @AlexSmith. Hey I'm new here and would love to be a part of this community. Could you add me to your list for a magnet? Thanks!!
  • AlexSmithAlexSmith June 2016
    @BobtheSherpa sure
  • PsyberPsyber June 2016
    @AlexSmith Could you please add me to the list for a magnet as well? Thanks
  • @AlexSmith, We are a professional magnet manufacturer. Is there something I can do for you please? Thank you. 
  • AlexSmithAlexSmith June 2016
    @Psyber  done.

    @mandyguolucky  I've PM'd you a few questions 
  • Please add me to the list, thanks!
  • aixreaixre June 2016
    Please add me to the list as well, thanks!
  • Rocco8620Rocco8620 June 2016
    Some juicy news from @mandyguolucky xD?
  • RevvvsRevvvs June 2016
    @alexsmith Hope it works out for you this time ... Please add me too ...
  • FX2162002FX2162002 June 2016
    Please add me to the list, thanks. :)

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