[Cyborg] [Noisebridge-discuss] The Next HOPE
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Thu Jan 21 17:37:16 PST 2010
I see that nb-cyborg is cc-ed, but I thought I'd mention that they've
done some similar projects.
On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 5:33 PM, Daniel Packer <dp at danielpacker.org> wrote:
> @Mitch - Hoping to make it this weekend!
> My goal with the ECG is to design a board and do a DIY kit build with the
> toner transfer method, so I could definitely work on getting the kit
> displayed at HOPE. Beyond that, I may have time to work on my own OpenEEG
> but I'm not sure. Maybe with help from the lists I'll do alright.
> If anyone has any robotic projects or ideas that would pair well with ECG
> let me know and we can brainstorm. My ideas were either an ECG printout you
> can take home with you, or a robotic oversized arduino controlled plush
> heart that beats in sync, and is physiologically accurate (representing the
> linear firing of the heart muscles).
> Might be interesting to work on correlating data from an eeg and ecg for
> some entertaining purpose, if such a thing is possible. Temperature, blood
> pressure, and other simple signals could be mixed in for effect. I'm just
> throwing things out there a bit randomly.
> I've signed up for the EEG/cyborg lists and will keep an eye on this thread
> and post thoughts as they come.
> -Daniel (obscurite on #hacdc on freenode)
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 1:02 PM, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Daniel,
>> Having the ECG project at The Next HOPE will be cool. I think people
>> there will like it. I think that if we had ECG with a few other human
>> interfaces (North Paw, OpenEEG, etc.) it would be way fun and popular at the
>> conference. We need people to pipe in, and to make this happen! If we had
>> a way(s) to control a robot by changing our body that would be awesome!
>> ECG is probably an easier way to start out than EEG. But the OpenEEG
>> project makes the hardware easy (and pretty inexpensive, too). Electrodes
>> seem to be the most challenging, but some people, such as Andreas, who's
>> been hanging out at Noisebridge doing way cool EEG stuff, have it down! So,
>> please feel free to comment and/or ask questions on the Noisebridge EEG
>> Please do come to the workshop at Baltimore-Node. They seem like a really
>> good group of people. Following my workshop on Saturday they are having a
>> 6-month anniversary open house.
>> Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 01:12:27 -0500
>> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] The Next HOPE
>> From: dp at danielpacker.org
>> To: maltman23 at hotmail.com
>> CC: noisebridge at saizai.com; noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net;
>> eeg at lists.noisebridge.net; cyborg at lists.noisebridge.net
>> Hey Mitch,
>> I've never been to the baltimore node and I hear you're supposed to be
>> there this weekend. Maybe I'll make a trip up!
>> I'm working on a low cost version of an ECG amp front that can be
>> assembled as a kit. Once that's working I'll refine it with an
>> instrumentation amp and add more electrodes. Then I have to work on ADC and
>> signals processing. I have a Xilinx Spartan-3E board with some onboard ADC
>> hardware that might work well as a processing host with the picoblaze soft
>> processor loaded up. Still ironing out the kinks in getting my computer to
>> talk to the board though ;) I'm also interested in what cheap
>> microcontrollers might be able to handle.
>> EEG seems considerably more ambitious than ECG, but I'd like to move onto
>> EEG once I get the hang of ECG for sure.
>> I'm open to working on any kind of human machine interface project, but
>> this is what I'm focusing on right now as an entry point into bio signals.
>> I'd be interested in biofeedback related stuff, driving robots or other
>> systems with the heart signal, etc.
>> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 5:05 PM, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com>
>> (Thanks for passing that to the list again, Sai.)
>> Hi Daniel,
>> The ECG would be a way fun project to show off! I'm also copying the EEG
>> and Cyborg lists here, since there's probably projects that could all
>> fit nicely together. North Paw would certainly be one. Any other Cyborg
>> projects that would be cool to show off at The Next HOPE?
>> Can we get a cool EEG project together for The Next HOPE? Any ideas?
>> p.s. I almost made it to DC this trip out East, but couldn't quite fit it
>> in. Nick said you are kicking ass in DC, Daniel. Yay!
>> > Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 14:59:55 -0800
>> > Subject: Fwd: [Noisebridge-discuss] The Next HOPE
>> > From: noisebridge at saizai.com
>> > To: maltman23 at hotmail.com
>> > CC: dp at danielpacker.org
>> > Missent.
>> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> > From: Daniel Packer <dp at danielpacker.org>
>> > Date: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 3:12 PM
>> > Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] The Next HOPE
>> > To: Sai Emrys <noisebridge at saizai.com>
>> > Awesome, can't wait.
>> > I'm be down for helping organize, and likely so would several other
>> > folks here at HacDC. Not just because it falls on my birthday, either.
>> > Since I'm NB alum, maybe we could share a project. I'm building very
>> > basic ECG equipment at the moment, and hope to use microcontrollers
>> > and FPGAs (I have the boards) to do real time processing on these and
>> > other signals. July is enough time for me to work up to a much nicer
>> > ECG design and do some software, especially with help. We could set up
>> > a booth where people can come in and get hooked up and maybe have an
>> > artificial heart pump to their real heartbeat or something fun that
>> > makes it more than just a science project. Might dovetail nicely with
>> > wearable/cyborg stuff.
>> > Anyway, congrats and good luck guys!
>> > -Daniel (obscurite on #hacdc on freenode)
>> > On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 5:33 PM, Sai Emrys <noisebridge at saizai.com>
>> > wrote:
>> > >
>> > > Definitely show off the Northpaw.
>> > >
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