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  • @bentpins, Semilovr12 Have you tried to turn the implant over? unlike v1 it only glows on the top, they are loaded into the injector with the glowing side facing up, but it's possible during healing the implant could get flipped over. I suggest tryi…
  • Sorry for not replying in ages, life is super busy. @Jupiter Everything @FireBreathingReptile said is correct. but let me know if you still have questions. @aidoneus My lidocaine supplier said they can't sell me the lidocaine any more because …
  • @Zerbula I reserved one for you if you want it, just in case the batch sells out before you can order, let me know and I'll give you a code
  • @Beano thanks for pointing out the "coming soon" text, I have removed it. Yes, these are without parylene. At some point in the future I'll make a new product listing for the parylene coated ones.
  • Ok... as always things were delay, but the first batch of 15 implants are sitting in the warehouse waiting to ship out to people. I know everyone will hate me because there are not enough for everyone, but don't worry, this is just the first batc…
  • @thetarn I don't normally do pre-orders, but don't worry, I have 100 of these, they shouldn't sell out that fast. @Atain v1 was recommended in the hand since the skin is thin there, but v2 should have more options since it's brighter, but we won'…
  • Ok, I'll the explain a little, the first batch of injectors got lost in shipping :( so I waited for a long time hoping they would eventually arrive, but finally gave up and ordered more. After that it was mostly my own fault because I've been spendi…
  • ChilliEyeThanks! ... I'm starting to be slightly concerned about how popular these are getting... the batch I made was meant to last over a year...
  • trybalwolf The protective cap is there to prevent the needle poking a hole through the sterilization pouch. Which would make it non-sterile and be a danger to stab people handling the package. The adhesive keeps the implant sitting nicely in the ne…
  • sorry for not updating, recently a major non-biohacking job as been taking all my time. Semilovr12 Here is a comparison picture of the injectors, the new ones are 6x4mm DACPA I'll do a full write up including all …
  • FireBreathingReptile Yay! I'm so glad you're happy with your Firefly. The Firefly v1 has been a huge success, but I still feel it's not perfect. As you said "Mostly, people don't notice it unless I tell them about it, even in the dark.", and while t…
  • ChilliEye It's better to wait for longer needles, using a very short needle would increase the risk of rejection while the implant is healing. Birdhandz You know, the question about autoclavablity is a good one. While I just assumed it would be fin…
  • @Birdhandz I don't think I'll try putting one under the skin of a piece of meat, while you're right I did it for one of the very early tests while developing v1, now I know it's not a very representative test for live human skin. Also I'd have to th…
  • Here you go, this is the v2 in the dark. I put a v1 green and v1 yellow near the top centre of the image for comparison. McSTUFF I don't know the answer to that yet. It seems plausible, but without trying I really don't know.
  • I am finally in possession of the finished Firefly v2! Of course I still have to get the anti-migration coating done, and I'm still waiting for the needles to arrive, but these are already in an implantable state, so we are 95% done. :D
  • Birdhandzkjwx's implant ended up 'rolling up', i.e. it was too flexible and rather than staying flat under the skin it bunched up so she removed it. She asked me to make a new one that was less flexible, and I've made 3 attempts and failed to get a …
  • Yep, I'm super excited too. While they could be implanted right away, I won't make them available until they are really ready. But I think I've solved the problem of injectors. I won't know for sure until the sample needles arrive in the post, but h…
  • Suds I don't see any limitations on the number of implants. The risk is very low, but any radiation exposure would be very localised. There is no compounding effect from more multiple implants, having more than one is not really an issue. PS: The …
  • Agreed, did you try setting the password? and can you tell us what apps you've tried? caitlinm is your name Jennifer? I don't mean to be creepy, it's just that someone called Jennifer contacted me recently with a very similar problem (she go the c…
  • Which device really depends on how much you want to spend. Now that you've taken the chip out of the needle, you might get lucky and be able to write it with a stock proxmark3, or you could replace the antenna on the proxmark3 and it should work. T…
  • moliere I can't comment on the chips from DT, but in more general terms, yes, it is possible to read/write a chip while it is still inside the needle. But you will need a really good reader, most won't cut it, a proxmark3 will almost certainly not w…
  • Suds Price is not finalized yet, it will be a bit more than v1 to cover the increased manufacturing costs, but I won't know the exact costs until I've got the anti-migration coating and injectors sorted out. The goal is around $139, but it will depe…
  • Semilovr12 thanks :) Distance from another implant is no different for the Firefly from other types of implants. I.e. you don't want it too close, or the implants could rub together, or maybe even break if enough force was applied. I would say at …
  • ok, I didn't bother trying to add patterns, people didn't seem excited about it and I didn't want to delay getting v2 done by testing different designs. Maybe next time. Current status is lead and lead oxide coating done, currently in shipping to Ge…
  • The anti-migration coating is intended to stop long term movement, the outer coating of glass (borosilcate) doesn't bond with tissue at all, and a few people have reported it migrated around 1 inch during the first few months, until it found a place…
  • ChilliEye Time line right now is as follows: wait for bulk order of vials to arrive ~ 1 week do lead and lead glass coatings ~ 1 week ship to Germany to have the outer glass coating sealed ~ 1 week wait in glass processor's queue ~ 6 weeks ship back…
  • Testing data: I just got the results of the radiation output testing for the prototype Firefly v2 (thanks @cassox!). Once the Fireflies are finished I'll post the raw data, but for now here are the overall results: This shows the control reading f…
  • rpyka posted, his test magnet failed, so while I'll keep working on implantable magnets, the current batch isn't good enough. I think magnet implants are great, but it has to be done right, and sadly getting it right is very hard in this case. But …
  • Prototype v2 next to v1 for comparison. Yes, the outer glass is longer and the ends not as smooth. This is because it was made by hand, final units will be the same length as v1 with smooth ends as they are sealed by professional glass working machi…