Monday, September 1, 2014

Extracting raw data from the Mindflex toy EEG

Last night I posted a full Instructable on how to extract raw data from the Mindflex toy EEG via Bluetooth (headsets can be bought for $15 on ebay and you need one or two $10 HC-06 Bluetooth modules), and indeed how to make it work pretty much like the more expensive Mindwave Mobile (complete software compatibility as far as I can tell if you initialize the toy with an app I link to in the instructions).

You need to make four solder connections, and jump through a few hoops to set up the Bluetooth module.

Good educational project for those with kids.

Follow the instructions at your own risk.  Make sure the headset isn't wired to anything connected to mains while it's on.


Cyrus Pacquin said...

Wait a second, you did your undergraduate studies in Canada, and (presumably) didn't apostatize? Maybe I stand a chance after all.

Alexander R Pruss said...

There was nothing pro- or anti-religious in any of my math, physics or astronomy classes. And I took nothing other than math, physics and astronomy. I didn't write a single paper as an undergrad.

Cyrus Pacquin said...

So they don't chain you to the lab equipment if you don't get a philosophy degree as an undergrad?

As a pure math major that picked up philosophy courses (largely) for access to logic classes, I find this reassuring. Thanks.

Alexander R Pruss said...

I did take Model Theory and Topos Theory with John Bell in the philosophy department, but he considered himself a mathematician.

Alexander R Pruss said...

Here's my youtube video of the EEG in action.