3D print a headset that can sense and predict your mood
A wireless EEG headset, developed by Imec and Deft University of Technology, can sense your moods and emotions. The effect is archived by using active and dry electrodes.
In order to sense your mood, the EEG headset needs to lightly press electrodes onto the part of your scalp where emotional centers are located to get the EEG signal. Its creators promise a perfect balance between electrode force and comfort. Due to its elastic material, they claim the headset should fit everyone’s head. EEG headset’s frame is fully 3D printed in one piece, which then is followed by the application of electronic components and coated with 3D printed rubber overlay.
An interesting supplement is an app that collects and analyzes different environmental data about your life, such as location, time of the day, or events in your phone calendar. After it gathers enough information, the app is claimed to predict your unconscious emotional response to the environment.
This device means that 3D printing an EEG headset, including the electrodes, is possible. We look forward to a set that has 3D printed electronics using F-Electric, 3D printing conductive filament.
3D print a prosthetic hand with an integrated color changing game
An e-NABLE community member, Debbie Leung, enhanced an open source 3D printed prosthetic hand with an unusual feature. She incorporated color changing LED lights with a space game directly in the prosthetic.
The design is made of an e-NABLE prosthetic hand, Arduino programs for RBG LEDs, and different electronics, including wires, LEDs, resistors etc.
The point of the game is to protect planets at the palm of your hand by avoiding collisions with LED asteroids. We think incorporating fun or useful electronics into 3D printed prosthetics is a great idea. Imagine printing it with more electronics built in with F-Electric!
Improve your mornings: 3D print a soundless alarm clock
If you don’t enjoy being alarmed by your wakeup “chime” first thing in the morning, ACROBOTIC Industries came up with a solution for you, a 3D printed soundless alarm clock.
The clock was built as an illustrational project to show off the company’s main product, Pulsar, which is “a wearable electronic device that allows you to wirelessly control bright, colorful LEDs from any computer or mobile”. The device is made of a battery, microcontroller with Bluetooth LE, a real-time clock, and 24 RGB multicolored LEDs. In addition to the Pulsar kit, the soundless alarm clock also requires a USB battery, left-angle Micro-B USB cable, and a 3D printed diffusing lamp.