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  • I had been occasionally checking in on the Grindhouse Wetware Facebook page to see what you were up to, but I much prefer YouTube. Thanks for the comprehensive update and all the work you do.
  • I definitely think this is a cool idea, I'm not trying to dissuade you. I just feel that if you're going to do it, then do it right. Let's talk about it. Even 2cm of height is pushing the limit of possibility, at the very least you would want t…
  • Hey Naikoda If you're planning for eventual implantation, you should consider prototyping with those parts and then eventually moving to a custom PCB using exclusively surface mount components. If you're hand soldering something you plan to imp…
  • Thanks for the testimony @aixre. That sucks that you had to deal with a failure. At least it didn't cause issues. @dr4gon I don't think toxicity is something we have to worry too much about. With the sheer quantity of NdFeB we'd have to pump …
  • My understanding is that a larger magnet reduces the field sensing capabilities. I have a similar magnet (3mm x 1mm N52). I seldom get any use out of sensing a DC source or another magnet because my nerves quickly acclimate to the consistent pull an…
  • @ThermalWinter You had mentioned doing more research about magnets dissolving, and I'm also curious. Even with lifting magnets, it's such a small amount of NdFeB that it likely doesn't matter. We mine as well know for sure, though. All the re…
  • Thank you for the details @ThermalWinter, it is very much appreciated. My friend has now seen this post and is much more comfortable with the prospects. There were too many unknown unknowns. We'll both keep an eye out for signs of failure and I…
  • So far my understanding is: 1) Tiny surface imperfections in the coating allow your salty bodily fluids to penetrate the magnet and gradually degrade it's structural integrity. 2) A potential energy difference can form between the outermost TiN …
  • Definitely iodine or chlorhexidine pre-procedure. My statement about updating the Wiki stands. I don't know if it's common practice, but I was looking for after-care recommendations and I followed the advice listed there. If we want to prevent …
  • This company called Viatomtech makes a wearable that handles most of the vital signs you're interested in: https://www.viatomtech.com/checkme-o2 I can't find very much information on it, but reviews appear good, and it's been available for mo…
  • Saw a recent post on the DT forums relating to this: https://forum.dangerousthings.com/t/unable-to-overwrite-nfc-chip/3523 The verdict seems to be that it has little chance of success, and if it does work irreversibly activates the lock bits …
  • The only implant I've seen that allows you to check a vital sign is temperature sensing RFID tags in glass capsules. Unfortunately, most of them are configured to operate at 134kHz, so you need a special reader (can't use NFC on your phone at 13.56M…
  • Most of my experience is in the realm of implants, so maybe others can weigh in on other types of augmentation. I get a good amount of use out of my RFID and magnet implants. I primarily use RFID tag implants for access control (phone and car) …
  • Hey UnkownVoice, welcome! I'm a little confused about what exactly you would define as an "optimization". Are you limiting your inquiry to "Prosthetics, wearables, and haptics", or would implants, genetic mods, and supplements/nootropics count?
  • Just to clarify, the VivoKey Spark is the smaller variant in a biocompatible glass capsule. I suspect Moonman was referring to the Flex One, which does have a more involved install process. Personally, I'm a huge fan of Amal and DT. I suspect h…
  • I'm down to keep some decrepit old threads on last ditch life support in a community this small. I'm near Philadelphia.
  • @Cassox said: It's seldom beneficial. It's better to keep it clean and dry. It will heal much more quickly. Maceration often leads to failure. If regular application of triple anti-bac isn't the best course of action for after-care becau…
  • Agreed. Remagnetizing in-situ does not seem viable. I've learned more about the manufacturing process of Nd magnets since my initial post. It seems you could remove the magnet from it's installation spot, remagnetize it, then reimplant without …
  • I recommend you check out the Partner Map on DT https://dangerousthings.com/partners/ Looks like there are two other artists in the area, Pokt Piercing and Body Exotic. They're both in San Jose.
  • Any input you can provide is valuable. The electrical aspects of building your own magnetizer seem sound, but the effect of exposing your body to a magnetic field of that intensity is beyond my purview. It would probably be a better idea to remove t…
  • I would advise against doing that. It's a valid question, and this is the kind of place you should be asking it. I just want to share some of my thoughts. A physically larger magnet doesn't necessarily allow you to feel more sensation than a sm…
  • I think by sensor magnets in the ears, he means tragus implants that are used to convey sound transmitted by an inductive loop hung around the neck.
  • @CitrusBolt That's a good point. It appears that some Amiibos are set up to be rewritable so you can save character progress to them. Maybe the memory isn't permanently set to read-only with lock-bits, it just has a read-only indicator in the cap…
  • Welcome H311B01, glad you found us. I really appreciate your enthusiasm, but I'm with JakePunk on this one. The implants you're interested in are all pretty top tier. I would plan to devote a significant chunk of time (3 months to a year) to ea…
  • Ha, I saw another one of your posts on this subject and PM'd you before I realized you posed the question here. So I did some research and it appears the Amiibos use an NTAG215 chip, whereas most implants use NTAG216 chips. The major difference…
  • @chironex Thanks for all the footwork you're doing for science, and especially thanks for constantly updating us on your progress. I always look forward to your next post.
  • @nothot I suspect that we both feel the similarly about the imperfections of the human body. I'm not advocating for the viewpoint that God created humanity, just working to understand those who do. My cursory research did not uncover any sp…
  • I'm a Technologist by trade, so the transition from technology being part of my life to part of my body was an easy one. I suppose the first stepping stone that lead me to this point was reading an article that referenced FM-2030, followed by …
  • Just out of curiosity, what are you looking to get out of your interaction with the forum? Did you plan to come and learn new things, engage with the community socially, or maybe acquire resources to engage in your own augmentations? I came ori…