This Saturday (Feb. 16th),The Brain Interface Lab is hosting an all-day event titled Hack-A-Brain. The event is a dev jam focused on the creation of novel applications of low-cost brain interfaces. We were able to procure a variety of commercial EEG devices for the event, including headsets from Neurosky and Emotiv.
Goals of the event:
(12pm-2pm) – “Interfacing the Brain” informational Dorkshop / announce rules of Hack-A-Brain
(2pm-3pm) – Lunch / form Hack-A-Brain dev jam teams
(3pm-5:30pm) – Conceptualize / design / begin building (be sure to document all phases of work)
(5:30pm) – event coordinators will check in with all groups
(5:30pm-7:30pm) – finish building (be sure to document all phases of works
(7:30-8pm) – document/publish work on Brain Interface Lab website (or other online site) / prepare to share project
(8pm) – teams showcase projects
(8:25pm) – judges convene to determine winner
(8:30pm) – winner announced
(8:45pm) – Hack-A-Brain after-party begins!
What to bring (if you don’t own, don’t worry):
– Arduino or other electronics prototyping equipment
– Any electronics equipment
– Your computer
– Your brains!
The members of the team with the project that best meets the goals of the Hack-A-Brain dev jam will be awarded with hackable commercial EEG devices (a maximum of 4 devices).
Groups invited to the event:
– Parsons MFA Design & Technology
– Various other New School programs
– Hunter College Computer Science
– Columbia MD/PHD Neuroscience
– Columbia Biomedical Engineering
– Columbia Computer Science
– Hack Manhattan
– Open to all!
Register now on eventbrite: http://hackabrain.eventbrite.com/ with the password “hackthatbrain”
Join the event on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/135949113238392/?fref=ts
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