[Cyborg] [Noisebridge-discuss] The Next HOPE

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 19 18:02:55 UTC 2010

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 list.


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> wrote:

(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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