A hacked Star Wars Force Trainer is now in use as an EEG Brain Wave detector in my classroom!

A hacked Star Wars Force Trainer is now in use as an EEG Brain Wave detector in my classroom!

Thanks to some industrious students and a department chair who is willing to spend department funds on Star Wars EEG toys I can now teach about brain waves in a much more hands-on way. The force trainer can be hacked using an Arduino micro controller and these directions. The readout ends up showing real-time bar graphs of the amounts of high and low Alpha, high and low Beta, Delta and theta waves of the brain’s electrical activity. I think I’m going to use it to find some event related potentials.

Thanks to Jacob Donahue, Ifeanyi Ozobu, Nathan Jones, Seth Jenkins and Aaron Johnson for working on making this happen.

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