Do-It-Yourself RFID

By Deane Barker on December 28, 2005

:: Mikey Sklar :: Electric Clothing ::: This guy RFIDed himself, meaning he bought am RFID chip for $2.10, then stuck it in himself. Yeah, it’s as bad as it sounds — there’s a movie.

DIY RFID human implants are on the rise. I have found over sixteen instances of midnight engineers implanting RFID tags in their hands. The general excuse is for automation purposes. Examples such as unlocking a computer screen saver or opening doors that have been outfitted with electric deadbolts.

In my own case the idea of implanting technology that I have researched and spec’d out was very appealing. The fact that it can actually do something useful is quite secondary. The most rewarding part of this project was learning about RFID at a much deeper level.

Via Boing Boing.

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