Satur9

About

Username
Satur9
Joined
Visits
1,733
Last Active
Roles
Member
Points
92
Pronouns
it it its
Skills
PCB Design, Electrical, Microcontroller Coding
Badges
12

Comments

  • > 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…
  • 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…
  • Oh, neat! What's the coating on the magnet? Mine have both been done with a piercing needle to do the incision and create a pocket in one move, but I hear there's more potential for damage if done that way. I didn't need any stitches, an ordinary bandage was sufficient. It seems fingertip installs require at most 1 stitch,…
  • The campaign just ended with 80 magnets backed. Now the rest of the processing steps need to occur, which should take about 9 weeks. I'll come back with some pics and updates when they're finished.
  • The Titan campaign will end in 24hrs. There are currently 72 magnets backed.
  • The Firefly and the xGLO were commercially available glass tag implants that were lit by tritium. The Firefly was sold by Cyberise and came first. It wasn't "recalled" really, Amal just posted a warning on the forum because he'd had some reports of breakages through Facebook. The xGLO was sold by Dangerous Things and was a…
  • 42 backers to the campaign so far with 10 days remaining. The machining has already started to get ahead of things.
  • I'm currently exploring a company called Purewrist. They're a reloadable prepaid card, so the terms are not very favorable, but it's better than nothing. The chip/antenna combo inside the wristband is small enough to encapsulate and implant.
  • He hasn't told me the specifics. What would you do if you had funding for the testing worked in to the campaign? I'm thinking extended periods in an ultrasonic bath, and corrosion testing with a few different liquids (acid, hydrocarbon). If it won't damage the ultrasonic then combine the ultrasonic with the corrosion.…
  • He didn't seem to think there would be enough demand for a $500 magnet, but lo and behold we're currently at $15.5k when the goal was only $12k and there's 28 days left. Laser-welded titanium seems like a safe bet, but we'll see if they pass the accelerated stress testing. Worst case, Amal has been working on coating the…