Hackathon #1 -­ OpenBCI Hardware Hackathon

The MSIT Rapid Prototyping Center is pleased to announce the first RPC Hackathon to take place the weekend of November 7th. The OpenBCI Hardware Hackathon is a two full-day intensive design and prototyping event where teams will work together on developing hardware for and using the innovative OpenBCI open-source EEG platform. The event will be jointly sponsored by the MSIT Rapid Prototyping Center3D Systems, and OpenBCI, and will take place Saturday, November 7th from 11:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday, November 8th from 12:00noon to 6:00pm at the MSIT Rapid Prototyping Center (Atran BMC-24). Existing RPC Hackathon members and other students, faculty and staff affiliated with Mount Sinai are invited to attend. A “plus one” system has also been established to allow attendees to bring one other person to the event who is not affiliated with Mount Sinai.

Anyone who wishes to attend must REGISTER HERE, and fill out the required background information. Space is limited so please register as early as possible.

Materials and equipment will be provided by the RPC and sponsors, as well as lunch on both days. Attendees may also bring additional supplies if they feel they will contribute to the projects. Projects will include:

  • Developing novel hardware for the OpenBCI EEG system
  • Constructing the UltraCortex electrode headset
  • Modifying or improving the Ultracortex headset
  • Controlling robotic arms and other devices from EEG or EMG signals
  • Developing other wearable technologies to record electrical signals in the body using OpenBCI (including EEG, EMG, ECG)

Attendees can also propose their own applications of the technology that will be assessed for feasibility and voted on by the group to potentially be worked on at the event as well.

The itinerary for the event is as follows:

Saturday, November 7th

11:00 to 11:30am       Introductions and networking
11:30 to 12:00noon   OpenBCI overview presentation
12:00 to 12:30pm     Team-forming and brain-storming
12:30pm                    Lunch
1:00pm                      Hacking Begins

Sunday, November 8th

12:00noon                  Hacking continues
1:00pm                       Lunch
5:00 to 6:00pm         Demonstrations