STING-ID is one of my first year projects. It is a speculative login and signature device. Instead of using a password or PIN, you use your unique genetic code.

The object suggests that it can read your genetic information by pricking two needles into your finger. It is a slightly satirical and provocative object, made to start a conversation about the safety of your identity in our digital age.

To some extent, the prototype works. It uses two small, sharp needles to prick your finger and measure the impedance with an Arduino. It then reacts with a sound signal and LEDs depending on whether you have wit