[Blabber] brain hacking continued

SuperLuckyCat crystal at superluckycat.com
Wed Jun 20 11:53:51 EDT 2012


Daniel, I haven't heard back on my last couple of emails to Tansy at Neurosky regarding getting affiliate income on headset sales. I was going to give her a call, but if you're planning on speaking to her first (or whoever your contact there is) do you want to address it? I'm happy to do that bit, just don't want crosstalk.
--Crystal



On Jun 20, 2012, at 2:43 AM, Daniel Packer wrote:

> Update: 2-player EEG based tug of war is playable and pretty darned
> fun. At least, it's fun after you've been coding till midnight. More
> bells and whistles will be added for Thursday enjoyment, though it's
> hard to imagine how I could improve on the sophisticated graphics. Ha
> ha. Justin and I played, since we were the only ones left at around
> left when I got it working. It was a lot of fun to battle it out, even
> if my graphics are a little basic. ;)
> 
> Dave -- let's get pong working with 2 players on Thurs! I'll work on
> getting us some more headsets.
> 
> Video:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u05JYlI361w
> 
> Code: (see tugowar.py and parser.py)
> https://github.com/danielpacker/HackManhattan-OpenBrainLab/tree/master/akloster-python-mindwave-ec5789e
> 
> DP
> 
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 4:20 PM, SuperLuckyCat
> <crystal at superluckycat.com> wrote:
>> Uhhhh-huuhhhh!!
>> --Crystal
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Jun 14, 2012, at 4:17 PM, Jeff McCrum wrote:
>> 
>> Drop the voltage coming into the track to a speed where the cars will never
>> go too fast for the corners even when the controller is fully down.  It
>> means a slower overall race in the straightaways, but a table-sized oval
>> track is going to make every race pretty quick.
>> 
>>> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:09:29 -0400
>>> From: guan at yang.dk
>>> To: blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org
>>> Subject: Re: [Blabber] brain hacking continued
>>> 
>>> It would be pretty easy to do on a straight line.
>>> 
>>> I'm not sure our current mind control technology is fast enough for the
>>> more precise control you would need to control the car around corners.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 16:07 , SuperLuckyCat wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Ok, this is a totally other thing, but wouldn't brain-controlled slot
>>>> car racing rock?
>>>> --Crystal
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Jun 14, 2012, at 4:03 PM, Robert Diamond wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Yeah, I was able to learn how to solve a maze that way!
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk
>>>>> (mailto:guan at yang.dk)> wrote:
>>>>>> Don't forget the machine that dispenses a snack to the winner!
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 16:00 , SuperLuckyCat wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Has anybody else seen the version at the Bodies exhibit where you
>>>>>>> make a metal ball roll across the table? Maybe tug of war should be a
>>>>>>> different format -- not necessarily the ball & magnet, but I like the
>>>>>>> physicality. It feels like telekinesis, which adds a lot to the game when
>>>>>>> it's so simple.
>>>>>>> --Crystal
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On Jun 14, 2012, at 3:52 PM, Jeff McCrum wrote:
>>>>>>>> I'd prefer incandescent bulbs for this application to give us a
>>>>>>>> lot more flexibility to adopt to the situation at hand if it needs to be
>>>>>>>> brighter or dimmer as well as being a nicely finished solution with less
>>>>>>>> work by us.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:46:28 -0400
>>>>>>>>> From: guan at yang.dk (mailto:guan at yang.dk)
>>>>>>>>> To: blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org
>>>>>>>>> (mailto:blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org)
>>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [Blabber] brain hacking continued
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> I would say a new display using brighter lights, whether it's
>>>>>>>>> LEDs or incandescent bulbs.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> We don't have enough boards to dedicate to this unless we are
>>>>>>>>> giving up the goal of 12x16 display for Brain Pong.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> On Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 15:45 , Jeff McCrum wrote:
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> Well, that's one of my questions: Is it LED or incandescent
>>>>>>>>>> bulbs?
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:23:49 -0400
>>>>>>>>>>> From: dp at danielpacker.org (mailto:dp at danielpacker.org)
>>>>>>>>>>> (mailto:dp at danielpacker.org)
>>>>>>>>>>> To: blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org
>>>>>>>>>>> (mailto:blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org)
>>>>>>>>>>> (mailto:blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org)
>>>>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [Blabber] brain hacking continued
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> Don't worry, I'm just busting your bells. Like the bell
>>>>>>>>>>> idea by the
>>>>>>>>>>> way. We can use our existing LED boards for this, yes?
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> DP
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Jeff McCrum
>>>>>>>>>>> <mccrum at hotmail.com (mailto:mccrum at hotmail.com) (mailto:mccrum at hotmail.com)>
>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh jeepers mister, we have no idea if Guan's code
>>>>>>>>>>>> actually works. You still
>>>>>>>>>>>> need to hold steady and see if you can Python something
>>>>>>>>>>>> together and win
>>>>>>>>>>>> this race! Don't let him off the hook that easily. :)
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:57:21 -0400
>>>>>>>>>>>>> From: dp at danielpacker.org (mailto:dp at danielpacker.org)
>>>>>>>>>>>>> (mailto:dp at danielpacker.org)
>>>>>>>>>>>>> To: blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org
>>>>>>>>>>>>> (mailto:blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org)
>>>>>>>>>>>>> (mailto:blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org)
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [Blabber] brain hacking continued
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Okay, I guess the night of programming I had laid out
>>>>>>>>>>>>> ahead of me is a
>>>>>>>>>>>>> moot point?
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Phew.
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> DP
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Jeff McCrum
>>>>>>>>>>>>> <mccrum at hotmail.com (mailto:mccrum at hotmail.com) (mailto:mccrum at hotmail.com)>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now that the programming is done, as evidenced by
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Guan's code, let's
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> really
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> talk about the elephant in the room:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What does this Brain TugOWar thing look like?
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