Titan sensing biomagnet
BATCH #2 IS A GO!! GET IN ON THIS NOW!!
STRETCH GOAL 1 – We are now including numbing gel free!
STRETCH GOAL 2 – Magnetic film is now included with every Titan!
Ends: April 15, 2021
Welcome to batch #2 of the Titan implantable sensing biomagnet implant! There are other sensing biomagnets on the market, but none of them have durable medical grade titanium with a lifetime warranty like the Titan.
Inaugural Titan Campaign
The first crowdfunding campaign was fully funded within 8 hours, and we shipped out the first batch of Titans to our happy Hall of Titans backers in January 2021! The success of the Titan generated several threads on the forum, which include tons of photos and information from the original Titan backers. Those threads include;
- The official Titan crowdfunding campaign thread
- Titan (contains spoilers)
- Titan install sharing thread
The Titan batch 2 campaign has been so successful that we hit stretch goal 1 (50 backers) pretty quickly, so now we are including numbing gel with every Titan magnet! As we were thinking up ideas for stretch goal 2, a forum member suggested we include magnetic viewing film as a perk for stretch goal 2. Well we thought it was such a great idea, we are just going to include it.. so congrats! Stretch goal 2 has been reached!
• N52 grade neodymium iron boron magnet
• 3mm diameter x 2mm thick magnetic disc
• 4.5mm diameter x 2.8mm with titanium casing
• Lifetime guarantee for all backers
The magnetic component of the Titan is a 3mm diameter and 2mm thick NdFeB sintered disc with no coating (no nickel or gold, just pure magnet). That magnetic core is encased inside machined titanium, creating a disc measuring 4.5mm in diameter and 2.8mm thick. The top and bottom surfaces have a thickness that is limited to 0.4mm thick to encourage better lifting strength, even though the design is meant for sensing with high field strength and low mass for minimal inertia. The field strength of the magnetic core is N52 and Gauss measurements taken from the fully encased Titan average 3900 2.9kG (2900G) at the top and bottom.
Your Titan biomagnet is guaranteed to never have a casing failure or mechanical breakdown of any kind. As long as it is installed in your body, the robust titanium casing will remain intact, keeping the magnetic core safe and secure. If you ever have problems with the manufacturing quality of your Titan biomagnet, like all Dangerous Things implantable products, you will get a free replacement. Even if, (FSM forgive), you get into an accident that damages your Titan biomagnet, return the chunks to us for a free replacement.
Loss of sensitivity
There are three primary causes for magnets to lose sensitivity – the ability for you to sense magnetic fields. Those causes are field strength decline, tactile nerve displacement, and corrosion.
• Field strength decline
The magnetic field strength of a magnet can naturally decline very slowly over many many years, however total losses are negligible and certainly not detectable without extremely sensitive field strength meters. That said there are direct causes which can affect magnetic field strength, such as forcing like poles together or severe mechanical impact. Forcing like poles together so the magnets repel each other can result in what’s called hysteresis loss, though it requires a considerably stronger opposing magnetic force to regularly act on your magnet to cause any significant loss to occur, which is unlikely. Severe impacts can physically jostle the atomic structure of the magnet, causing some magnetic domains to change direction or realign differently, causing some loss. This is unlikely however since an impact significant enough to cause this kind of magnetic field loss should also result in a pretty mangled appendage as well, and you will have other things to worry about aside from a negligibly less strong magnetic implant. Furthermore, the losses incurred from these direct causes are still fairly negligible, particularly for this use case.
• Tactile nerve displacement
Depending on the location of your magnetic implant, how your body heals, and how it develops scar tissue over time, you may begin to experience less tactile nerve activation over time as scar tissue slowly grows around the implant site, forcing tactile nerves further and further away from the implant. This does occur with some regularity, however it typically takes several years to be noticeable, and sensitivity loss is usually minor. More often than not, loss of sensitivity occurs due to corrosion of the magnet, either inside the encapsulation through or due to encapsulation failure.
Neodymium magnets contain a large amount of iron by volume, and iron is easily corroded by common elements such as oxygen and water. Magnet corrosion occurs when these elements become trapped inside during the encapsulation process, which can cause slow corrosive effect, or the encapsulation fails and allows corrosive elements to come into contact with the magnet. Catastrophic encapsulation failures are usually obvious, resulting in tenderness, discoloration of the skin, and a slight inflammatory response. Small failures however can take much longer to become obvious, resulting in a slow degradation of field strength without many external signs that something is slowly going wrong with the magnet. The Titan’s medical grade casing is guaranteed to never fail, and any loss of sensitivity one might experience over time will be due to scar tissue build up. The good news is, a professional can can still remove your Titan, clean it properly, and re-install it in a new location if you wish to regain full sensation.
• Why not go with Kickstarter or Indiegogo?
I’ve done several successful campaigns on various crowdfunding platforms, but ultimately in the end you pay 10% – 12% of the campaign raise. The cost is so high for this production run that we want to try to conserve every possible dollar so we don’t need to raise even more just to cover fees.
• What if we don’t reach the goal?
You will get to choose between a refund or we can decide as a community of backers to extend the campaign so everyone can leverage their contact network to seek out more backers. Processors no longer allow refunds to also include processing fees, so if you choose “full refund” then you will get back your backing amount, minus any fees associated with processing your original payment. This typically is 2.9% + $0.30, or $9 for a total refund of $290.
• What about timeline?
Once we raise the goal, we can get started right away.
• 6-8 weeks for production
• 1 week to test, finalize, and ship
So the lead time is estimated to be around 7 to 9 weeks from the end of the campaign.
• What if the campaign succeeds but I want my money back before the product ships?
There will be no refunds if the campaign succeeds. At that moment, the funds will be allocated to the project and you’ll be in it for the long haul. Of course you could probably file disputes and try to fight for your money back, but you’d be a *&[email protected] for doing that and not only screwing us over but potentially every one else involved in the campaign.. and we would definitely publish your details on the wall of shame for doing so. We are committed to this campaign, so you should be too if you are backing it.
• What if I’m not happy with the end result?
Our goal is to produce the best possible biomagnet with the strongest possible field strength in a medical grade casing that will never ever fail. Check with Titan backers of the first campaign to see if they have any disappointments. If you have any doubts about our goals or our commitment to deliver the best possible product, don’t back the campaign.