Sucessful impant of a $2.80 868 Byte NTAG216 animal NFC chip
Am really interested to see how MultiPassSecure and VivoKey turn out, but didn't feel like waiting. The FlexNF/FlexDF implants are very cool but have a more involved implant procedure. Other than those it seems the best current gen implants are based on the NTAG216.
I found some very cheap Star NTAG216 animal chips for $2.80 USD each ($28/10). There were some on alibaba for cheaper, but with higher minimum orders (although some sellers would send a sample for potentially less)
It was my first DIY implant, made sure to have the right supplies and get the process down. Seemed to go very well although it's still only been a few hours. I can scan it consistently and very quickly, but only because I spent a while working out where my phone's antenna is and the best orientation.
- 13.56MHz, phone readable
- Relatively large at 868 Bytes
Comes preloaded in syringe (you can get them separate also)
Not intended for human use
- Parylene coated
I have some spares, am happy to send them for cost+shipping. Unless you live in NZ it's probably cheaper you buy direct https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/rate-finder/sending-internationally/parcels
Happy to answer questions/take pics also.
Disclaimer: I can't endorse DIYing or implanting anything not intended for humans