I'm going to attempt better work documentation through this blog.
By work, I mean circuit diagrams, code snippets, photos, material tests, ideas, and step-by-step instructions.
I also hope to scribble down musings on diversity at MIT, Cambridge, NYC, and beyond.
And put down a few recipes, too.
Crowded Head Production Plan
The start of a production/distribution plan for the EEG headset.
This is a useful document to maintain as a prototype evolves into a production unit. My project is still at an early prototype stage and may remain that way for a while, but I'll do my best to imagine a feasible production scenario.12 Apr 2012
Next Round Models for Crowded Head Case
It won't be rubber, but it'll do.
More models and a liaison graph. It's been a challenge for me to think of this project in a parametric manner, particularly since my project is not modular at all. Ultimately, I don't think a project needs to have a modular assembly architecture to qualify as a DIY product.14 Mar 2012
Early Models for Crowded Head Case
Designing a funky, rubbery head case to house my EEG circuitry.
As I delve deeper into thinking about and using the EEG's signals, I'd like to delve deeper into making an aestheticaly interesting, comfortable, robust case/crown for the EEG circuitry. Having done a lot of science animation, I love polygon/extrusion modeling of branching structures. I'm only starting to make functional wearables from 3D prints of these models.07 Mar 2012
Idea Sketches for HCI project
Strange times, strange ideas.
Eight sketches to address some socioeconomic, ergonomic, and cultural issues kicking around in my head. No attention is paid to political correctness for this round.01 Mar 2012
Knowing Neha Narula, From Jem to Chekhov
What happens when a computer scientist studying distributed systems gets mashed up with the Media Lab's own mashup of news and participatory media?
We're all finding out as we get to know Neha Narula. She's a 5th-year Ph.D. student at MIT's Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) who works on distributed systems and security, blogs about Indian food and turntables, and confesses that the cartoon "Jem" may have been her inspiration for pursuing CS.29 Feb 2012
Brain-Controlled Color Grid
We've hacked an eeg toy, so let's visualize some of its data in 3D.
Time for some new NeuroSky tests! I programmed an Arduino to take MindFlex headset input and visualize it as colors of a 3D gridded box. For this, I used Eric Mika's brain control library and Ira Greenberg's 3D cubic grid sample code. I used an Arduino Uno connected to my computer with an ATMega16U2 cable, but any Arduino will do.28 Feb 2012
Adventures in EEG
Lots of crap on my head!
Electroencephalography (EEG) is a medical technology used for evaluating brain activity. EEG has been around for almost a century, but due to the a recent crop of low-cost consumer EEG devices, EEG is starting to be used in common devices like those for games, toys, and transportation.22 Feb 2012
Which way should this project go? A hat or an arduino shield?
Sketch, thoughts, and questions for DIY EEG.. something.15 Feb 2012
A Week of Media Intake
In one ear... and in the other.
Most of my news comes from the radio.14 Feb 2012
Black Chicken Pie
How To Make (Almost) Any Black Chicken Pie.
Black chicken (silkies) might just taste best in a pie.06 Feb 2012