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Controlling a Toy Helicopter–With Your Thoughts

You might see neighborhood kids, or even grown-ups, playing with remote-controlled helicopters. Well, the remote control that operates that toy may soon take a back seat. A San Francisco company called Puzzlebox has created a toy helicopter that can be controlled by your brainwaves. The Orbit features an electroencephalography (EEG) headset that reads electrical activity along the scalp. And, it is powered by an embedded board — in this case an Arduino Uno board featuring an Atmel AVR ATmega328 microcontroller.

Can you imagine the possibilities for thought-controlled devices? What would you like to be able to control with your brainwaves?

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