Dangerous Things
Custom gadgetry for the discerning hacker

The Store is now open! Check out the gadgetry »
Like what you're reading?
Share It.

Adventures in RFID

Speaking at the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Several months ago I was asked to be a keynote speaker at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society being held at University of Wollongong in Australia. The symposium is part of IEEE’s Society on Social Implications of Technology, and since being asked I have been working on a paper to be reviewed and […]

New OEM/Hobby RFID reader is available. Projects kit soon to follow!

New OEM/Hobby RFID reader is available. Projects kit soon to follow!

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Well the day has finally come! I’ve been collaborating with Robotics Connection for some time now, donating my time and experience to put together a new kick@ss RFID reader geared for OEMs, DIYers, and home hobbyists. Here’s the feature shortlist; Great range, even with 3×13 and 2×12 glass tags! Low power consumption (great for battery […]

Keyless motorcycle ignition diagram

Keyless motorcycle ignition diagram

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

A while back I posted a video of me starting my ’05 Hayabusa using my RFID implant. I had always intended to post a diagram but never got around to it. Finally I was prodded into action by a forum member looking for advice setting up his own GSXR. My actual wiring is a bit […]

Two pages out of H+ magazine have me contemplating...

Two pages out of H+ magazine have me contemplating…

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

A friend of mine sent me a link to a couple pages (PDF) in H+ Magazine… a transhumanist publication. The first page covers the phenomenon of “self-tracking” and CureTogether, an open source health research platform where people collaboratively posit hypotheses and track anecdotal results. The “power of many” in this forum far outweigh the relative […]

Necessity != the mother of invention, desire is

Necessity != the mother of invention, desire is

Monday, January 4th, 2010

A youtube commenter, ironically calling themselves “teched246”, questioned my use of RFID technology for convenience purposes. Quite seriously I suggested they check out an Amish commune/farm (I really wasn’t joking), and they respond with “An amish farm sounds perfect- back to nature- peaceful- bliss. I’m not a technological junkie anyhow, as I don’t own a […]

An almost perfect analogy…

Monday, January 4th, 2010

I was just reading about the mysteries of tin and came across this tidbit: When tin is cooled below 13.2°C, it changes slowly from white to grey. This change is affected by impurities such as aluminium and zinc, and can be prevented by small additions of antimony or bismuth. The conversion was first noted as […]

Medical implant hacking... reminds me of X-Files

Medical implant hacking… reminds me of X-Files

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Manufacturers have started adding wireless capabilities to many implantable medical devices, including pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators. This allows doctors to access vital information and send commands to these devices quickly, but security researchers have raised concerns that it could also make them vulnerable to attack. A couple guys from the local University of Washington… …showed […]

Release form for RFID implantation

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

I’ve heard a lot of people looking to get an RFID tag implanted by their doctor eventually run into trouble because their doctors don’t have any kind of release that adequately covers the situation. I’ve been asked about it several times but never had the time to dig one up. I was just asked again […]

New GEN2 EPC RFID enabled NEXUS card on its way

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

I went up to the NEXUS office today to do my renewal interview. The interview is just a follow up to make sure my registered information is still current and reiterate the restrictions of the program. After completing the interview, they told me I’d receive my new card in the mail, which was new. The […]

X-Ray image used in student VeriChip video

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

I was recently contacted by a student from Clemson University asking permission to use my x-ray image in a project they were doing. Unfortunately a lot of “chip haters” out there tend to jump all over using my image without permission in their crazy website graphics and doomsday videos. The funny part is, I typically […]

Get Adobe Flash player