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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

DIY Implantable RFID Chips

Hardcore geeks don't get tattoos or body piercings. They implant RFID tags under their own skin!

The idea is to both learn more about RFID while providing a convenient tool such as an authentication key that you are guaranteed never to leave home without. Mikey Sklar's Electric Clothing blog documents the process of implanting an RFID chip in one's hand, complete with photos and video clips that are not for the squeamish.

WARNING: Despite the precautions outlined, this is a potentially dangerous procedure, and anyone undertaking it without the help of a medical professional does so at their own risk.

Sources: unmediated