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Hack-A-Brain (Dev Jam)

OpenBCI & Creare

Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

Hack-A-Brain (Dev Jam)

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Next 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.
Dorkshop 12-2pm (66 5th Ave, Room 101)
Hack-A-Brain 3-9pm (6 E 16th, floors 9 & 11)
Goals of the event:
- bring together people from a wide range of disciplines that are interested in brain-computer interfacing
- conceptualize, design, prototype, and build tools/applications that explore future implications of interfacing the brain
- document and publish all work with the intention of driving forward the DIY brain-interfacing community
- initiate an ongoing discussion around the future of brain interfaces, spawning future similar events
(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 work)
(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!
For more information about the event and/or the recently founded Brain Interface Lab, visit:
or contact me directly (
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Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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