In Collaboration with The George Greenstein Institute
My Open Arduino EEG Class
with Aaron Bocanegra
Date & Time
June 7, 2010, 7pm–10pm
June 14, 2010, 7pm–10pm
July 21, 2010, 7pm–10pm
July 28, 2010, 7pm–10pm
July 5, 2010, 7pm–10pm
July 12, 2010, 7pm–10pm
Machine Project
$225 for members
$250 for non-members

Over the last few years considerable progress has been made in the open source worldtowards bringing forth a culture of access to sophisticated technology.

In the past working with advanced technology was solely the playground of large research labs and institutions. Open EEG technology is the focal point of this course. This system makes accessible technology to explore neuroscience, brain-computer interfaces, and biometric feedback. EEG data can reveal information regarding brain activity. By working with the open source hardware platform Arduino we will be able to improve open EEG systems and make them more accessible.
The main stages of this course will be build – program – analyze. Each participant will walk away with their own Arduino powered EEG, programmed to analyze the data through their distinct approach towards visualization. In the spirit of open source, and with the desire to push the technology to greater efficiency, code snippets and build schematics will be open to the community of makers. While exploring the technology, research with a product in mind will be critically undertaken to push the design forward.

Collaboration will be essential to creating greater efficiency of the software and hardware. A person interested in exploring and pushing emerging technologies relating to biometrics and brain computer interaction (BCI) in a manner that directs the work towards product design and expanded accessibility – in terms of open source communities – is the ideal student for this course.

Required Skills and Tools:
Some Soldering Experience
A laptop to program the EEG
Some experience programming with Processing.

Contact – ab@whatartist.com


Class 1
Monday, June 7, 7pm–10pm
with Aaron Bocanegra

Overview of course. Discussion of current work going on in the field. Research topics and
methods. Define terminology and technique for the build (schematics, components). Begin build.

Class 2
Monday, June 14, 7pm–10pm
with Aaron Bocanegra

Critique of research. Electrode design and build. Amplification circuit build.

Class 3
Monday, July 21, 7pm–10pm
with Aaron Bocanegra

Research presentation. Complete circuit with Arduino. Build case.

Class 4
Monday, July 28, 7pm–10pm
Monday, July 5, 7pm–10pm
Monday, July 12, 7pm–10pm
with Aaron Bocanegra

Discuss software design. Create flowcharts. Program base structure for analyzing data.

Class 5
Monday, July 5, 7pm–10pm
with Aaron Bocanegra

Advance the analysis through refining visualization.

Class 6
Monday, July 12, 7pm–10pm
with Aaron Bocanegra

Present build, programs and analysis along with extrapolation to product design.

Refund policy:

Please note, all class fees include a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $25 that will be deducted from your refund if you sign up for, then drop, a class. So, for example, if you sign up for Machine Sewing 101 and pay the $155 class fee, but then remember that you have trapeze school final exams that conflict with the Sewing class and shouldn’t have signed up after all, we will refund you $130 of your tuition payment.

Gift certificate purchase:

If you have a Machine Project gift certificate you’d like to redeem for a class, please email us at machine@machineproject.com and let us know.