29 Sep '15, 9pm

OpenBCI: Control An Air Shark With Your Mind - IEEE Spectrum via @IEEESpectrum ... You rock, Chip! #EEG…

Let’s be clear: This is a parlor trick, not neuroscience. Nonetheless, with the help of some friends, I was able to make a toy shark fly through the air using brain waves. So even if it’s a parlor trick, it’s a trick worth doing! First things first. When attempting to make something fly using your mind, it is important to choose a target object that compels attention. It’s also important that the object have the power to move itself in some way. This project uses brain waves to control an object’s movements; we cannot move the object directly with our minds. This is not the Force, after all. So I chose to use an Air Swimmers toy: a remote-controlled helium balloon that’s shaped like a shark. When you press some buttons on a remote control, the shark swishes its tail and “swims” through the air with a mesmerizing motion. I started by modifying the remote control. Some frien...

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