A Texas-based software engineer spent almost a year working to embed her Tesla valet key in her arm.
Amie DD, who documented the saga on her YouTube page and blog, says the project was completed without a hitch.
Here’s how she did it.
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There are Tesla fans, and then there are Tesla fans.
Amie DD, a Texas-based software developer and bio-hacker likely falls into the more enthusiastic of the two categories.
Over the past 11 months, Amie stripped down the valet card to her Tesla Model 3, removed the important bits, fabricated an implant, and successfully become a human embodiment of the key. Now she can unlock the electric car with just a wave.
Here’s how she did it:
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The key’s antenna isn’t limited to one small part of the card, like in a credit or debit card. Instead, it uses a small wire around the perimeter of the card. So instead of cutting it out, Amie had to dissolve the card in acetone.
The key’s antenna isn’t limited to one small part of the card, like in a credit or debit card. Instead, it uses a small wire around the cards perimeter. So instead of cutting it out, Amie had to dissolve the card in acetone.
Once it was removed from the card, the antenna was about 40 millimeters by 10 millimeters, or roughly the height of a Lego figure.
With help from a company called Vivokey, which specializes in implantable chips for computer passwords, ID badges and more, Amie had the Tesla antenna encased in polymer so that it could “safely*” be implanted beneath her skin.
*Please do not try this at home.
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Source:: Business Insider