Well, since we’re literally locked down now, I decided to start tinkering on some projects…
That there is a “flexEM” prototype with a T5577 chip… it’s about 19mm in diameter by 1.25mm thick. It uses a multiple layer antenna, which is why it’s so thick. This is definitely not flexible by any means and cannot be installed with any sort of needle procedure, but it exists now… if there is interest I may do a small batch run in April.
There are some other things on the bench at the moment but this little experiment turned out better than I thought it would so I figured I’d share.
hahah no we are expecting the shipment from the factory to us this week. The chips are programmed and in syringes and sterilized, we just need to get them through customs, tested, and kitted before shipping to customers. Sorry for the delay!
It’s okay lol I know. I’m just trying to spend as much time on this thread and Reddit to try and keep my interests high haha
It will happen it’s just one of those thing where I just want to get the needle part over with lol
Is that a challenge? I bet you could get it in there with two 00g needles. In all honesty though would you be willing to make a video of the install process? Not like a tutorial, but something where we could see what were getting into.
Are you still going to be able to ship while on lockdown then?
Hahah well it wasn’t meant as a challenge, but basically you will need to make a 20mm wide incision to fit this thing so it’s likely going to be a scalpel with dermal elevator work and sutures to close. Not an easy install.
As far as I know, deliveries are still being made, so as long as DHL and FedEx are still operating, we will be getting the goods and ship out orders soon.
Seems like all the places around here are trying to make the UPS / Fedex driver go through a waiver process every time they show up. Just a few minutes, but when you make hundreds of stops, it kills time so hard.
Plus, the added “stay at home and order stuff”.
Delays may happen.
For me, mostly it’s tinkering with various things… some of which are chemicals and resins, and other things are antenna shapes and other various ideas… I also have a different kind of chip here I’ve been wanting to dive into but haven’t had time or desk space… but soon I will. We are actually in the middle of moving house and I have built out a larger workbench at the new place so I should be able to be a bit more organized and get more done faster… only my moving help is no longer helping people move due to the virus, so the move is happening slowly and will be taking up a majority of my attention until well into April. I just got this little flexEM experiment done before ripping apart my lab completely, so experimenting is on hold for a little while as I get all this stuff set up in the new place.
Like… the places the driver is delivering to? What for? Are the local shops wanting to be sure the driver doesn’t come back at them if they get sick or something? That seems… pretty fricken lame actually.