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  • I had a big parylene magnet in for a year and a half and the coating had started to fail. I've attached some pictures. You can see surface pitting, bubbles, and cracks. The tough part with elastomers like parylene and silicone is that they're really just a shell, they're not adhered to the magnet in any way. A blunt force…
  • I'm not DIYBio focused, but I'm also interested in this. There doesn't seem to be much of a business case for pharmaceutical companies to "cure" HSV-1 once and for all. Ascendance Biomedical was purportedly working on a treatment before the accident. glims may also have some insights to share. My understanding is that part…
  • What was the coating on your magnet, do you remember?
  • Yeah, you're right I don't know for a fact that being gentle with the wound will aid reinnervation. I was just following general injury advice. It might also depend on the type of corpuscles in the area. Fingertips are an especially nerve dense area so they may also behave differently. Upon initial inspection this paper…
  • @Cassox have you gotten a chance to take a look at a titan? Samuel has been looking to come up for a visit and he has a few you could examine. Might even be willing to part with one if you're so inclined
  • If you're intending to use it for sensing, you should be very gentle with the finger for the first few weeks of healing so the nerves can grow back. Also don't be afraid to air it out for awhile after the first day or two. White loose flesh around the wound is a sign of maceration (water getting trapped under the bandage).…
  • I don't think anyone has ever seen that, and I'm doubtful that it's a real phenomenon. You might want to check your sources or seek counsel. I'm willing to believe literally anything if there's evidence though. If you can provide quantifiable proof with a measurement device that there is in fact a dark plasma life field,…
  • The more basic NFC tags like the NTAG 216 are targeted at advertising, so they want a frictionless user experience where anyone can read the tag. They're never planning to keep secret information. The earlier MIFARE Classic chips had a form of password protection and encryption called "crypto1", but it was cracked and now…
    in data on chip Comment by Satur9 April 24
  • > In our experiments, our paper-based biofuel cells could generate a voltage of 3.66 V and an output power of 4.3 mW Very interesting. That's more than 1mA of current at a pretty high voltage. I've heard of these before, but they were getting uA intermittently. I look forward to seeing what this can be used for in…
  • Hey @Johnnyiy For the older LF tags (125kHz) there's not a lot of options for password protecting the tag. For the HF tags (13.56MHz) most if not all support some form of password protection. As an example, the NExT from Dangerous Things contains one of the more simple HF chips (NTAG 216). It ships configured with a…
    in data on chip Comment by Satur9 April 23
  • Just wanted to circle back on this and say I got my hands on two of auglim's double magnets. They're nice quality. I've had one implanted in my tragus for 4 months and it's holding up well. Unfortunately it doesn't work especially well as a tragus magnet like I was hoping, but I'm still happy with it. I'll probably leave…
  • I've been though metal detectors with multiple implanted magnets numerous times with no issue, even going so far as to rub my magnet bearing hand against the enclosure and separately try and wand myself. It doesn't register. The magnets are simply too small for the detector to register. Vicarious, JennyMclane, and Amal…
  • I just made it. I design RFID implants so I have some experience with this kinda stuff. I can explain how you would make one, but it's a bit complicated. Just let me know if that would interest you. Otherwise you can buy Diagnostic Cards and Field Testers that are kinda similar at Dangerous Things.
  • Look up somatic vs germline gene modifications. Basically all the cells you modify will die out without passing on their modified DNA to the next generation. Even transfection will eventually be overridden by your original cells. Like I said, I don't know a whole lot about it, but the resources are readily available. Do…
  • How would you target specifically the muscle group you're interested in and nothing else? I'm not really focused on DIYBio, but my understanding is that one of the big hurdles to CRISPR treatments is the delivery method and targeting. That's why AAV are so popular, because they can target specific areas of the body.…
  • I have a few magnet implants and have never had issues. I just tried it with a small magnet and a large magnet above and next to an induction cooktop for a few minutes with a cast iron pot as the load. Definitely felt vibrations but no heat buildup in the magnets at all. My hypothesis is that while the induction cooktop…
  • You'd be better served sticking the guts of the fob in a phone case or something that you carry with you regardless. I've been looking at powering implants with NFC and reverse Qi charging (which several new phones support) but in that case you would need your phone anyway, so why bother for a project like this.
  • Since the skin is so loose in that spot sometimes people experience a bit of migration as the implant settles. Unless you're very sedentary during the healing process, the thenar muscle underneath the implant will often push it to the side or even back like yours. Unless it's right up against a bone, I wouldn't worry about…
  • Hey @tallowycape, great timing. We have a group of people working on a smaller version of the pegleg on the DT discord: https://discord.com/invite/qtnE8T3 Chimpo, Devilclarke, Donfire, and I have been piecing things together. We've been calling it "bodybytes". We tried out a few WiFi SD cards, but their performance has…
  • Hey Theo, I think you're fine posting here (I'm not sure where else you could go). I don't live in the UK but I know a few biohackers that do. It would help if you could give us some more information. What sort of existential threats to humanity will your documentary focus on, and how will the testimony of biohackers in…
  • Fingertip installs are extremely tough without pain management, and damn near impossible as a self install. You had the right idea applying the emla patch and you made the right call stopping when you did. Don't beat yourself up about it, it happens to the best of us. At least you didn't end up in the ER. What was the use…
  • No worries, your English is very good. I'm sorry you have to adapt on account of our limitations. The Titanium Nitride (TiN) coated implants have been found to develop micro cracks on the surface (it's a ceramic coating). They do last a while if you take care, but they'll inevitably fail. This is not to be confused with…
  • Usually when my magnets have gotten itchy on a regular basis it means the encapsulation has been compromised and they're starting to corrode. Could be that before it rains your skin changes texture as you absorb moisture from the air, and you're more likely to notice the irritation from the gritty magnet surface. You have…
  • What's the encapsulating material composed of? That will affect what sterilization methods are safe to use.
  • I'm also around here(ish), near Philly. The partner map on the Dangerous Things website is a good resource for finding open-minded piercers to do installs.
  • Yup, just buy the wristband. They send you the card and the silicone wristband (you can just toss the band)
  • There's no fee to load the card, but there is a $4.95 per month fee charged to the account if you spend less than $250/month. Since most users won't spend that much, it's basically a $59.40 per year fee to use the implant. I deemed it worth it, but others may not. Since I had it installed, I've done extensive testing with…
  • It's not a DT magnet, it's a 3mm x 6mm N52 parylene coated one I got from a body mod artist. Personally I hate the "paperclip test" but attached is a pic. I can lift approximately 28g of steel wire. I also have an xG3 in my tragus that can lift slightly less. It's much more valuable to use a field strength calculator based…
  • Yeah, I can weigh in. I have a flexDF in that spot behind the wrist where a watch would conventionally sit. It's not a bad spot, lots of real estate compared to the hand so a spark should be no problem. As far as usability it's a good position for reading with a phone, a little more awkward for mounted readers. For the…
  • > @Cassox said: > There are also a lot of people who just want to make cool shit. I am one. I've been experimenting with RF energy harvesting to power LEDs (and other things). There's a pretty convenient chip for that purpose called the NTAG I2C Plus. I made some cards for people to prototype with that are available on the…