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Freeside Braniacs - Fun with Neuroscience and Brain-Computer Interfaces

We haven't had a meeting in a while, but several of us who are interested in this stuff and are also Freeside members have been working on the next phase of this Meetup - We're building an open biometrics lab to keep at Freeside and build experiments and projects with.

The main components that we're currently working on implementing are:

• Neurosky EEG to Arduino interface.

• Neurosky to Raspberry Pi interface.

• Biometrics array research (skin galvanometers, EMGs, eye trackers, and other advanced interfaces)

• Analysis and archival libraries (Python mostly, for now)

• OpenVibe research and exploration

We hope to use this toolkit to build amazing projects and conduct research. We've already had one successful gaze tracking study and Randall has his ongoing sleep study. But we'd like to do LED lighting using EEGs or make a mind-controlled Tesla Coil. It would be cool to pair EEGs with other different interfaces, so we can do gaze tracking and infer levels of concentration, focus, and surprise from EEG data. Or we could use two EEGs and study different kinds or interaction or competition. Mental tug-of-war, anyone?!

We can do basically any project like this if we can finish the different interfaces needed to do analysis and hardware control with these devices.

If you'd like to pitch in on the effort and/or add an interface that you'd like to incorporate (Google Glass, Android, DMX controller, etc...) then this Meetup is for you. These meetings will lean a little closer to a work day until we start finishing pieces of the lab. It'll still be a lot of fun and folks that help to build it will have first access to start building AMAZING projects. We're pretty excited!

You can join our Google group here.

Directions to the space for first-timers are here -

See you there!

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  • Chris

    I really wanted to come to this one. I did something bad to my back Friday at the gym. Hope it was a good Meetup.

    May 4, 2014

    • Steven S.

      Hope you feel better soon, dude!

      May 4, 2014

  • John (.

    Interesting place to learn some new stuff!

    1 · May 4, 2014

  • John (.

    I've been playing around with LED's and been wanting to learn more. I've heard of, but never worked with Arduino and Rasberry Pi. Can I watch or will I be in the way? lol

    April 30, 2014

    • Steven S.

      Come on down! If you'd like to have context for the kind of work that I do with them, check out FastLED for arduino, WS2812s and the HSV color space. Easy as pie is how it works!

      April 30, 2014

  • Jan-willem De B.

    I'll try to make it - will depend if I'm in town or not.

    April 28, 2014

    • Jan-willem De B.

      Sorry everyone, but looks like I'll be in the air at that time. I'll only be back in Georgia by the evening.

      April 29, 2014

    • Steven S.

      Daaang. We'll catch up soon then!

      April 30, 2014

  • Rob F.

    Unfortunately I will be out of town for this meeting but will try to make it next time!

    April 28, 2014

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