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The idea of this page is that, if you follow the directions in the
"Simple" column, you will have a ModularEEG with a minimum of
fuss. The Links columns is reference material, often
with ways of doing things more cost effectively (although this usually
involves more fuss). The links will give you more information,
some of which may be relevant.
Just a warning that, although these are the simplest instructions, they
still involve putting the PCBs (see below) in a case and wiring them
to the case. So maybe "Comparitively simple" would be better.
Term definition: PCB = Printed Circuit Board. You don't have to
make these, you can buy them. They look like a board with a whole
bunch of electronics on it (just like in your computer, but
smaller). These are sometimes referred to as "Circuit Boards" or
just "Boards" in other documents, but in the simple documents, I refer
to them always as "PCBs"
Assumptions you will need to make:
- You already know why you want an EEG, have done some background
reading, and have read the WARNING.
- You don't mind spending a little (hopefully very little) more to
save yourself some hassle
- You want to build a ModularEEG, which is the only finished design
by the OpenEEG project (others are underway)
||Links to the OpenEEG site/Dan Griffiths
|Ensure you have read the
following, and are on
Background about OpenEEG, especially the
Overview of ModularEEG [20kb]
All the instructions in this column, including all the links
|Getting the PCBs
|| Get from Olimex (pre-built) the
PCBs (Need both Analogue and Digital) (~$US171).
Parts (~$US195 including electrodes, cables, etc) [DG]
the Circuits [DG]
|Case and Cabling Parts
|See the "Required Parts" section
of my separate SimpleEEG Case and Cabling
|Getting the Electrodes
|See the separate Electrodes page
|Ask the mailing list if there are any known problems with
your version of the PCBs
|Cabling and Case
|See the "Preparing the Parts"
section of my separate SimpleEEG Case and
|Testing and Calibration
||This is necessary, and I can do
nothing better than to recommend the testing instructions in the
build documentation. Your pre-built PCB
is already set up for 9V input. You should perform the following
steps: 2.1 "Pre-powerup" and "Test" section, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, and refer
to the other documents in the Testing section
of the ModularEEG pages as necessary
|Hooking everything up
||See Simple EEG Assembly.
|This space left blank until I
can make a recommendation myself; in the meantime, see the Links column
| Software [OpenEEG]