Just received the replacement xLED and it works perfectly. The implant is also still working perfectly and I am super happy with it. Now whenever someone touches an android smartphone to my hand it brings up a message that says “You just scanned a cyborg.” The KBR1 reader is also still working perfectly.
Unfortunately in order to unlock my phone with it I would have to root my phone, which I would love to do except my phone has a faulty USB port that makes it impossible to root since you have to use USB to root it and the USB port will not stay connected for more than a few seconds. Hopefully I can get a new android phone soon and root it so I can use my implant to unlock it.
Other projects that I hope to do are using the implant to unlock my car, which I know a lot of people have already done. My car already has an arduino wired into it that works as a bluetooth remote starter so I can start the car from my phone or from a Raspberry Pi that is mounted in a cabinet in my house with a fancy touchscreen GUI that looks all Tony-Stark-ish. The only struggle here is finding a good spot for the reader. I can’t just plant it in the door handle to unlock when I touch the handle because the range won’t work.
Another project that I would like to do is to make a computer mouse that only works when my hand is on it but I don’t know if the range is going to work. I kind of doubt it.
But all-in-all, I am 100% super happy with this implant. It turned out fantastic despite my installer having no idea what she was doing. For anyone reading this, I would highly recommend you have it installed by a professional. My installation process by someone that had never done it before and her only qualification being a former mortician, the installation took about 2-3 minutes and lots of pain while she was struggling to drive this big needle into my hand whereas a professional like Amal does it in about 2 seconds with very little pain. And I am very lucky that my implant came out to be the perfect depth and not too deep where it would be difficult to scan and that it came out with a good orientation, perfectly parallel to the index finger bone.
The part that I am most happy about is the fact that any Android smartphone can scan the tag and read whatever message you wrote on it without having to have any app installed. As long as they haven’t disabled NFC, which I have never seen anyone other than myself do, they can just touch their android smartphone to your hand it and it will scan and display whatever message you wrote to your tag.