May 22, 2013

Mind-controlling microbes with an Arduino

 If you've always wanted to control something by just thinking about it, but lack the superpowers necessary to make it happen - then you may fulfil your desires instead by reproducing the following project. Using a hacked EEG sensor from a childrens' game, the signals can be measured by the Arduino which then allows a current to flow in various directions across a field of liquid that contains Paramecia. These tiny microbes response to an electromagnetic field in their water, and will swim towards the anode of that field. And thus the mind control via the EEG and the Arduino. You can see this in action during the following video:

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