Taking biohacking to a whole new level a project aptly named Pegleg is a distro of the PirateBox platform, designed to be meshable, and run on hardware small enough to implant in the human body, in this case a Raspberry Pi Zero.
“Inspired by pirate radio and the free culture movement, PirateBox is a self-contained mobile collaboration and file sharing device. PirateBox utilizes Free, Libre and Open Source software (FLOSS) to create mobile wireless file sharing networks where users can anonymously share images, video, audio, documents, and other digital content. “
Hardware used in the biohacking project include :
– Raspberry Pi Zero W
– Qi Power Receiver (Adafruit #1901 including ferrite shield)
– Edimax N150 (EW-7811Un) [Note: it should possible to complete this project without adding an additonal network card. If you can get it working, contact us. Here’s a lead.]
– 2.2mF Capacitor (millifarads, not microfarads) [Note: This is unnecessary if you do not add the second network card.]
– In order to complete the next section, you will also need a few accessories: a USB Micro-B cable and power supply, a USB OTG adapter, a USB hub, and a USB ethernet network interface.
The team explain a little more about the device’s installation : “This is the other critical aspect. If you need this section, please seek out someone with the skillset to put this in a human body instead of blindy cutting yourself open. If you do not feel entirely confident in this procedure, please consider turning this device into a wearable.”
For more information on the biohacking project jump over to the official PegLeg project page.