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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?