I did some RFID research for a project a year or two ago, but the information and then different protocols is quite overwhelming. Even though I have done some research I still don’t know enough and I feel more confused than anything else. I have done a good bit of searching and reading on the forum including reading through this: https://forum.dangerousthings.com/t/wiki-beginners-guide-to-implants-becoming-a-cyborg/5170
I’ve been thinking that if I were to pull the trigger on this it would have to be the NExT https://dangerousthings.com/product/next/ implant in my left hand and the xM1 “magic” 1k https://dangerousthings.com/product/xm1/ in my right hand. Both implants would have to be in the recommended spot between my thumb and index finger. The reason for xM1 would be that it looks like that’s what the door system in my apartment building uses.
I’ve tried scanning g the fob with the NXP taginfo app and provided screenshot 1 and 2 https://imgur.com/a/r2aTUIy to make sure that I am correct when I say I should be able to copy my fob to a xM1 implant.
I have a transit card, but that’s a Mifare Plus X (See screenshot 3 and 4 https://imgur.com/a/r2aTUIy ). NXP taginfo reports that the transit card as “MIFARE classic compatible”, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the scanners would accept it and even if I would have to choose between the transit card or the door to my home.
I don’t really have any practical use for the NExT other than it would be cool. I’m out of a job right now, but could be used for a work badge. I obviously don’t know what technology that work badge would use.
I don’t really have any interest in building stuff, I don’t own a car or have my own garage. All I have is the door system to the apartment. Maybe I’d begin with using the NExT to store my vCard and unlocking my computer, but other than that I don’t really have any use cases for it at the moment.
Now for some questions
Let’s say I hypothetically wanted to buy some kind of lock. I did a quick Google search, but didn’t actually know what I was looking for on the spec sheet to figure out if it would work with the NExT. What is the best way of figuring something like this out?
There’s no way the apartment owners are going to let me enroll a chip in my hand to their system, but copying it myself would lock the xM1 to that specific function or no?
I’m aware of the flex products that has a better read range, but is the x series chips read range bad? Like do you have to REALLY press your hand hard against the scanner to get good read? Not that it matters, I’m just curious.
The NFC side of the NExT is writeable with a phone, but I would need a writer for the LF part of the chip and I don’t even know with the xM1. With the NXP tagwriter app for android I am able to copy my fob to a xM1 right?
Would it be better for me to get some RFID / NFC cards and readers/writers to familiarize myself a little before getting it implemented into my body?
I know it’s a lot, but I’ve just felt so overwhelmed by trying to figure out what’s what and what works with what.
I don’t know if I am going to go through with it. I live in Denmark , so getting it here might be a hassle and top of that the only professional installer on the map here is in the other end of the country. I really think the idea is cool even if I’m not going to use it much. I’m also a techhead and like stuff like this so that would almost be reason enough, but I do want to get something that can be useful and the combo of NExT and xM1 seems to be a compatible solution with a lot of stuff and also be quite a future proof solution.