Hack Your Brain – Best of Weekend Projects


This weekend on Best of Weekend Projects with Bre Pettis, learn how to hack your brain by making Mitch Altman’s Brain Machine! It flashes LEDs into your eyes and beeps sounds into your ears to make your brain waves sync up into beta, alpha, theta, and delta brainwaves!

Mitch invents cool things that make the world a better place. He’s well known for the TV-B-GONE and this brain machine is his latest project. One of the cool things about this project, is that it builds on an open source project. Mitch used Lady Ada‘s open source MiniPOV and switched out LEDs and added new capacitors and resistors and then rewrote the firmware to make it into the brain machine. It’s super cool when people make hardware open source so that others can work with it!

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Make sure to take pictures of your build and of you in your brain machine and upload them to the Make: flickr pool.

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8 thoughts on “Hack Your Brain – Best of Weekend Projects

  1. Pavel says:

    Nice article!

  2. Mr_Hyde says:

    Before someone asks; Bre has left Make. No, he is not dead. No, he is never coming back. He now works at Etsy.

  3. Game_Zine says:

    Hey Bre When you’re uploading/making some new weekendprojects??

  4. subconscious mind power says:

    The conscious mind plays the “active part” which directs our actions, reasons out and accountable
    for most of our activities throughout the waking hours.
    With age the pliability and porosity of mind matrix further decreases.
    To change peoples minds about smoking, the messages will go like these:.

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