Brian Salt from Thinker Thing has been inventing some crazy neuroscience stuff. For his most current project he is including 3D printing and CAD in the process. But lets start at the beginning.
Thinker Thing have been working alongside neuroscientists to understand the workings of the Brain, Electroencephalography (EEG) activity and biofeedback learning methodology. Recently one of their experiment which linked a human brain to a cockroach leg, translating human brain patterns to wave forms that could control a biological limb was featured on Discovery Channel. Their new build, the Salt Shaker is a low cost calibrated camera and software to allow you to record the response of a cockroach leg to music stimulus. Check out the video!
The Thinker Thing team is using EmotivEPOC, a high resolution neuro signal acquisition and processing wireless neuroheadset from Emotiv, to capture brainwaves and collect signals from the brain. These signals will then be recorded, interpreted and converted in their software Spiker Recorder. “The User will be stimulated by a number of images, their emotional response logged and new designs instantaneously evolved based on this information over several iterations. The users thought patterns and emotions will, in this way, evolve and define a 3d object.” The 3D objects can be printed in ABS plastics using a Replicator 3D printer from MakerBot Industries.
If you believe in this project and think it’s the future, you should go to idea.me and help Thinker Thing by funding their project. This site also gives you more information about Monster Dreamer Project.