When we hear about a brain controlled Arduino project we immediately think about a coding nightmare. As always, the simple hacks are the best hacks. [Joel] and [Akshay] used hardware from a kid’s game as a brain interface for an Arduino.
We came across the video (embedded after the break) of their work and asked for more info on what we thought was an incredibly difficult hack. It turns out they purchased Uncle Milton’s Force Trainer which uses a headset to measure brain waves and has a base unit that reacts to these measurements. Hacking into this device didn’t require reverse engineering of anything. They took the easy route, and tapped into the five LEDs on the base unit. As the game measures greater levels of concentration, it lights up more LEDs.
So far tapping into the game is just a proof of concept. It’s up to you to implement a brain controlled beer bot.
Above is the video of the Force Trainer interfaced with an Arduino and used to control the music based on your concentration.
Above is a video review of Uncle Milton’s Force Trainer at a toy trade show.