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OpenEEG project

OpenEEG project
About the project Many people are interested in what is called neurofeedback or EEG biofeedback training, a generic mental training method which makes the trainee consciously aware of the general activity in the brain. This method shows great potential for improving many mental capabilities and exploring consciousness. Other people want to do experiments with brain-computer interfaces or just want to have a look at their brain at work. Unfortunately, commercial EEG devices are generally too expensive to become a hobbyist tool or toy. The OpenEEG project is about making plans and software for do-it-yourself EEG devices available for free (as in GPL). Right now, this site is mostly about the hardware; schematics, part lists, building instructions etc. Some regulatory business Commercial and clinical EEG devices must live up to certain standards. In other words, if you decide to build and use one -- the responsibility is yours.

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Hack Toy EEGs by Mika Arturo Vidich, Sofy Yuditskaya, and I needed a way to read brains for our Mental Block project last fall. After looking at the options, we decided that hacking a toy EEG would be the cheapest / fastest way to get the data we wanted. Here’s how we did it. The Options A non-exhaustive list of the consumer-level options for building a brain-computer interface: Open EEG offers a wealth of hardware schematics, notes, and free software for building your own EEG system.

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EEG With an Arduino - chipstein - Nightly Getting all the way down to the 1 Hz frequency range of EEG requires communication through a digital port; in the current era this would be a USB connector. A cheap and convenient device for recording and transmitting data through USB cables is the Arduino, which costs about $30 (less if you assemble your own). The Arduino performs reasonably fast analog--to-digital conversion and doubles as a platform for additional circuity. It's programmed as a serial port but automatically translates to USB. The software, including the Processing language, is open source, and large amounts of information are available on the internet for different platforms and applications.

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Active Electrode Building Guide [Up to my homepage] IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not contact me about the active electrodes. You will get more help if you send an email to the OpenEEG mailing list. Also, check out Olimex if you're interested in buying a preassembled active electrode. This guide should help you to build Active Electrodes for the modularEEG, as proposed by Jarek Foltynsky here. The active electrodes described here correspond to the modified circuit diagram suggested by Joerg Hansmann:

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