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Using Arduino => Interfacing w/ Software on the Computer => Topic started by: nouh00 on Oct 14, 2012, 10:29 pm

Title: interfacing emotiv epoc with arduino
Post by: nouh00 on Oct 14, 2012, 10:29 pm
hey everyone,
i am working on a project and i really need some help with interfacing the emotiv epoc with arduino,i was told that it could be connected to arduino for arduino understand it but i dont know how to do it. :( if someone can please help me then that'll be great!
it is for a project and its very important,my email is:http://espare00@yahoo.com
Title: Re: interfacing emotiv epoc with arduino
Post by: PaulS on Oct 14, 2012, 10:43 pm
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it is for a project and its very important

You need to provide more details about this thing you want to connect to. At the very least, a link so that we can read about it.
Title: Re: interfacing emotiv epoc with arduino
Post by: NewJesus on Oct 14, 2012, 10:55 pm
Well i want to connect the Arduino Mini to my PC with the Serial to USB adapter without buying a FDTI Friend (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9717). This is a LaserTag Project Which is low Budget. Buying a Serial to USB is cheaper than the FDTI. If you still need to know more ask away.
Title: Re: interfacing emotiv epoc with arduino
Post by: nouh00 on Oct 15, 2012, 12:08 am
basically im trying to get the emotiv epoc headset to work an arduino to control some servo motors by certain brainwaves coming from the emotiv headset.
Title: Re: interfacing emotiv epoc with arduino
Post by: PaulS on Oct 15, 2012, 12:10 am
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basically im trying to get the emotiv epoc headset to work an arduino to control some servo motors by certain brainwaves coming from the emotiv headset.

I clicked on all those words. Nothing happened. Time to reread reply #1.
Title: Re: interfacing emotiv epoc with arduino
Post by: nouh00 on Oct 16, 2012, 01:37 am
http://emotiv.com/store/hardware/epoc-bci/epoc-neuroheadset/
i want to interface that^with this:
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/666?

i just want to know how and what software to use,

thanks for the help!
Title: Re: interfacing emotiv epoc with arduino
Post by: dxw00d on Oct 16, 2012, 09:11 am
You'll need a USB host shield (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9947), to plug the dongle into. Then you'll need to know exactly how the dongle presents itself to a USB host (does it pretend to be a keyboard, or mouse, or joystick, or something else entirely?), and write an appropriate USB driver sketch to run on the Arduino.
Title: Re: interfacing emotiv epoc with arduino
Post by: PaulS on Oct 16, 2012, 01:30 pm
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and write an appropriate USB driver sketch to run on the Arduino.

Yeah. Piece of cake. Shouldn't take more than 20 minutes. Or should that be years?
Title: Re: interfacing emotiv epoc with arduino
Post by: dxw00d on Oct 16, 2012, 01:56 pm
I was just outlining the likely steps required. There was no intention to imply a level of difficulty. If the dongle presents itself as one of the standard HID devices, it might not take too long to get something useful out of it. As they claim that the dongle "requires no custom drivers", that would suggest it is a standard class compliant device. Downloading the SDK might well reveal some useful information. There is a free 'lite' version, but it requires registration.
Title: Re: interfacing emotiv epoc with arduino
Post by: nouh00 on Oct 16, 2012, 11:30 pm
if i can get some help from you guys then thatll be great,and if someone wants login info to download the software to see whats it like then plz email me:espare00@yahoo.com
Title: Re: interfacing emotiv epoc with arduino
Post by: PaulS on Oct 17, 2012, 01:36 pm
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if i can get some help from you guys then thatll be great

Gigs and Collaboration is the place for you, then. With an offer to pay.

This is NOT a trivial task, and will require a fair amount of time. If it's even possible.