How: Brain-like, or neuromorphic, computers – Neurogrid, one of the first truly neuromorphic computers.
For five decades, Moore’s law held up pretty well: Roughly every two years, the number of transistors one could fit on a chip doubled, all while costs steadily declined. Today, however, transistors and other electronic components are so small they’re beginning to bump up against fundamental physical limits on their size. Moore’s law has reached its end, and it’s going to take something different to meet the need for computing that is ever faster, cheaper and more efficient.
Developed by research students at Zheijiang University in Hangzhou, China, the quad-rotor helicopter called the “Flying buddy 2” has certainly made a impression in this weeks blog’o’sphere. Continue reading →
The game was developed on a LOL shield, a charlieplexed LED matrix for the Arduino, before the display was ramped up to what you see in the video. The LEDs are individually addressable, so you can use it to display anything in a 9×14 grid. Scroll text, play games, display images, or anything else you want to do.
To watch the video and read the full article click here.
Wow, after a very long break I’m happy to announce that Neurowear’s Necomimi will finally be arriving in Europe and the UK.
Hopefully they will be available to UK stores in the next couple of weeks, so watch this space…. more importantly if you are looking to buy brainwave / mind-controlled toys such as the Mattel Mindflex, Neurowear’s Necomimi, Continue reading →
So excited to be going to the Gadget Show Live next week, the event is the UK’s most popular gadget and technology event. So much so that the organisers have extended the event to run over 5 days from the 11th -15th of April.
I am really looking forward to meeting the folk from NeuroSky and trying out the consumer version of the Neurowear’s Necomimi for the first time. Anyone who’s been following Brain -Computer Interface technology and thought controlled products will have surely heard of Neurowear and their fantastic anime product; the Necomimi. (Derived from the word Nekomimi which means cat ears in Japanese) Continue reading →
I’ve come across a fair bit of scepticism about NeuroSky, it’s associated products and whether or not they actually work as intended.
The video below is a review of the Mindflex by 3 neuroscientists, from their preliminary testing they seem impressed by the device and try several different methods to trick the Mindflex into working without any success. I think the video below is pretty good proof that the Mindflex toy and it’s neuroheadset does provide neurofeedback using EEG. Continue reading →