How to install mindcontrol
- Download and install ActivePython
- Open Command Prompt
pypm install mindcontrol
mindcontrol provides an api that allows python programs to capture data that is emitted by the NeuroSky MindWave headsets. It uses a socket to connect to the ThinkGearConnector application that acts as a server for the headset data:
#!/usr/bin/env python from mindcontrol.userbrain import Brain from time import sleep SLEEP_TIME = 5 # seconds CONCENTRATE_TIME = 5 # seconds my_brain = Brain() while not my_brain.isConnected(): print 'Not connected to brain yet. Will try again in %d seconds' % SLEEP_TIME sleep(SLEEP_TIME) # brain is now connected, get some stuff print 'Concentrate really hard for the next %d seconds!' % CONCENTRATE_TIME # sample once each second conc_vals =  for idx in xrange(CONCENTRATE_TIME): conc_vals.append(my_brain.getProperty('attention')) sleep(1) print 'Your recorded concentration values were:\n\t[%s]' % ', '.join([str(x) for x in conc_vals])
This project is GPL licensed so do whatever you want with the code. This module is currently being source controlled on GitHub, so if you want to check out the project you can find it here: https://github.com/georgeBoole/mindcontrol. This module is mostly experimental at the moment, but expect more development soon.