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Bio-Hacking Project #2 – Magnetic sense Trainer

Prototype #1 for Magnetic Sense Trainer

I though it would be cool to make a way to train the magnetic sense gained through implanting a magnet in your finger. The idea is that this trainer will be plugged in to a frequency generator so that a specific and known signal can be injected into the device and then can be felt through the magnetic implant in order to train the body to differentiate between different signals, amplitudes, etc. For this prototype I decided to use an audio TSSR pigtail for the input so that I could plug the device in to my cell phone to feel different songs, much the same you would by holding your magnet implant next to a speaker. Next I will make TSSR to BNC cable in order to interface with a frequency generator.

Building the trainer is fairly easy to build (see schematic above) for anyone who would like to replicate one for themselves. However, I would highly suggest buying your parts online because purchasing them from radio shack will run you nearly $70 and you will have to get lucky and hope that they actually carry IC's at all. But I have a pretty good one near my house that has a pretty larger stock of components and they had everything I needed.

For anyone looking to build one for themselves the voice coil is just a bunch of enamel wire that was wrapped around a 9v battery and bound with electrical tape. This could work better with professional voice coils. You can buy voice coils online or pull them out old speakers if you do now want to make one yourself.

Here are a couple more pictures:

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