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Do It Together Bio #12: Opening up the Brain

2014 is Europe's Year of the Brain. We celebrated this during our Hack The Brain hackathon and Do It Together Bio Neuro Cyborgs earlier this year, but are not satisfied yet! During this workshop we will take the OpenBCI for a test ride and you can show and tell about your brain hacks. Are you just interested in the always fascinating world of brain science? You're more than welcome to join us! 

Demo your Brain Hack
Together we will mark the launch of the OpenBCI, the first fully Open Source Brain Computer Interface and award team Lucid Dreaming, last year’s winners of the first Hack the Brain edition.

Those of you who participated in Hack the Brain will surely remember the limitations of the proprietary eMotive and MindWave sets. From now on, we will have none of those struggles any more. With all the source code readily available on Github, linking up your brain to electrical devices will be a breeze and easy for any developer to hack.

This Do-It-Together Bio workshop offers an open stage to all OpenBCI developers that would like to show-off their skills and hacks. The evening features an open stage where you get 10 minutes to demo your OpenBCI application.

Bring your own device
As we have only one OpenBCI R&D kit available in the Open Wetlab for you to try. During the evening we will go through a tutorial on how to use it together. For this you will need a laptop, and if you have an OpenBCI set of your own: bring your own device!

Discover the fascinating world of the brain and join the experiment. Manipulate the brainwaves of people and see how our test persons are reacting on different stimulants, emotions and situations. What happens in your head when you are exposed to hard house music, nudity or complex math problems? Experiments with a DIY EMG setup, connecting the nerves of one participant with the muscles of another. 

18:00 – 19:00 Bring your own take-away food
19:00 – 20:00 Intro & Hack the Brain award ceremony
20:00 – 20:30 OpenBCI tutorial 
20:30 – 21:30 Brain experiments
21:30 – 22:00 Discussing the best practice in art & DIY science 

The costs for this workshop are € 7,50 to be paid at the event (PIN payments are possible).




Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 288959 (KiiCS). Starting with #15, this project has received funding from the Europ