Bionic Yourself V2.0

Project Bionic Yourself (B10N1C) is a small implant for your arm that makes you a bionic-superhero.

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Project Bionic Yourself (B10N1C) is a small implant for your arm that makes you a bionic-superhero. The idea comes from utilizing technology to give you a super ability such as wireless control devices by moving a single finger, sense electromagnetic fields, and even scan RFID keys while all being stored inside your body. While these are a few examples, the possibilities range much further. It's also a user-integrated hacker tool that has the opportunity to change life as we know it.

The goal of the B10N1C is to explore the application of a small, safe, robust implant that communicates with the outside world through technology and the various user interfaces found in one’s day to day life.

The proposed project hinges on the idea of becoming bionically similar to Robocop. Using my knowledge of implantable materials (silicone, polyurethane, etc), I hope to upgrade my body to communicate with the tech-friendly culture that we live in today.

By having the system permanently embedded in your body, you have a different type of controlled environment which cannot be interfered with by the various day to day lives of people.

The electronic components within the system are small but require a 3D model to assist in keeping the system as small as possible. A draft of the 3D design can be see below.

Electronic Components

INA333 + AD8692ARMZ + OPA364
Op-amps for Electromyography (EMG) muscle bioelectrical activity circuit (page 32,41). or sense electromagnetic fields.

14bit accelerometer has a built-in low and high-pass filter. Shake, Single, Double and Directional Tap Detection. Freefall and Motion Detection.

8 X 0603 bright white SMD leds
LED bar graph, allows menu for cyber tools and data visualization through skin.

MEMS microphone for sound visualizer on LED bar graph (VU meters).

RFID & NFC reader/writer to allow arm-over access to data from other RFID/NFC applications.

Memory, stores RFID tags, data from the temperature & accelerometer.

High Precision Temperature Sensor, realtime monitor of your body's temperature.

Atmel picoPower 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontroller.

BlueGiga BLE113 with Cable Replacement firmware
Uploading Arduino code over the air (Bluetooth to serial converter).

Single-chip Bluetooth® low energy Connectivity IC.

20mAh Super Safe Fullriver Lipo Battery.

Coil charger for wireless charging capability.

LiPo Battery Charger.

Linear Voltage Regulator. 1.6 µA Quiescent Current.

Digital-Latch Hall Effect Sensor. For enabling/disabling Bluetooth To Serial converter.

LED bar graph

RX/TX/Status LED

Safety and Materials

  • Bionic Yourself (B10N1C) shell/enclosure will be made from a medical grade silicone
  • 316L Stainless Steel EMG Terminals will be utilized by piercing Barbels MAKE-UB312-micro.
  • Special super safe Lipo battery Fullriver (301218HS20C)
  • Humidity sensor (HTU21D) for safety, if humidity level rises inside enclosure, that means it is time to remove the device.


  • EMG circuit from BITalino project (page 32,41)
  • Adafruit Arduino libraries and reference schematic for MMA8451, HTU21D, NRF8001.

Project Schedule

  • Mechanical design, large electronic component arrangement [ DONE ]
  • Breadboarding and making final decision on components [ DONE ]
  • Design schematic and PCB in Eagle [ IN PROCESS ]
  • Assemble and test without implanting
  • Implant in arm at a licensed body modification studio

THP Semi-Finalist Video

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  • 1 × INA333 Amplifier and Linear ICs / Instrumentation Amplifiers
  • 1 × AD8692ARMZ Amplifier and Linear ICs / Operational Amplifiers
  • 1 × MMA8451 14-bit/8-bit LowPower Digital Accelerometer
  • 8 × Bright white SMD leds (0603 package)
  • 1 × SPU0410HR5H-PB MEMS Microphone

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Jameer wrote 02/11/2018 at 23:39 point

yo i want to test it

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Richard Závodný wrote 12/11/2016 at 18:10 point

OMG! I want it!

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esalimster wrote 11/23/2016 at 04:54 point

man i love your project , but what do you think about ring instead of implant.

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Ubergod wrote 11/22/2016 at 10:47 point

Loving this project!! I'd be happy to be a tester/victim! Ha!

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alexander wrote 09/26/2016 at 17:52 point

can i be your tester

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Daniel_swab wrote 09/07/2016 at 04:05 point

Any chance you need beta testers for the project, I'd love to help with this type of technology

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Rahim Khoja wrote 08/04/2016 at 01:11 point

wow.. this is the way of the future

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Jonathan wrote 06/27/2016 at 00:11 point

Super cool project! Like others, I would see a 32bit MCU better suited for the job than a tiny Atmega328. One of the suggestions of using an ESP8266 for wifi + arm processor was a good one although I'm not sure about energy consumption...

Hit me up if you're still looking for beta testers :)

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brandon.ament wrote 05/25/2016 at 01:32 point

there might be a problem for one u forgotten that once u got it all the ability's u have connect it to the hand so that it can get a signal.

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kaj.bahrami21 wrote 05/04/2016 at 19:07 point

Hi, What is the size and thickness of the wire to rc522?
Thanks .

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kaj.bahrami21 wrote 05/04/2016 at 18:55 point

Hi, What is the size and thickness of the wire to rc522?
Thanks .

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kaj.bahrami21 wrote 05/04/2016 at 18:55 point

Hi, What is the size and thickness of the wire to rc522?
Thanks .

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Shannon Strutz wrote 01/06/2016 at 16:02 point

I'd do this in a heartbeat

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Callmecakes03 wrote 08/19/2015 at 03:44 point

cool project I will test it for you to.

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Olivier Bourgeois wrote 08/13/2015 at 15:17 point

If there is any way I can help you with?

I am willing to test this on myself when a prototype is ready and I am also willing to fund your project. 

I can also involve in coding or electronics. Since I am a student in electrical engineering doing my bachelor, I could maybe help you if you need some help.

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David Knochenhauer wrote 08/03/2015 at 07:56 point

Cool project. Very cool renderings. Can you shortly point out how you did them? What's your toolchain?


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John August wrote 06/14/2015 at 03:56 point

This is pretty cool. I would love to have something like this but I WOULD be concerned about the health effects. Personally, I wouldn't use this unless the enclosure were hermetically sealed in surgical titanium. I know this might be unreasonable for several reasons (including RF shielding which would severely hinder communications) but I wouldn't want a brittle plastic in my arm that could break if I fell on it. (I know this is a little unlikely, but it's just me) Also, I think you should work on getting it smaller. Believe me, I am aware of how difficult that can be, but for something IN my body, I'd like it to be as space saving as possible! Still, nice work, I like this one! 

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Umair Ashraf wrote 06/12/2015 at 21:01 point

Very good initiative! If it had a glucose level sensor for diabetes patient. I'd be your first customer!

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nathan wrote 04/27/2015 at 17:34 point

I see this needing to be both NFC 13.56MHz      And. RFID 125MHz.    

Love the project. And when your read would. Love to be a tester

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djheckno wrote 04/22/2015 at 12:48 point

i wish to be a tester for you i find your project to be very interesting and wish to see the functionality of it in action my email is writ to me i would like to get in on this project

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