A mobile/tablet version of the Puzzlebox Orbit system is being made available
An EEG headset communicates with the mobile device via Bluetooth, software analyzes the incoming brainwave data and transmits command signals to the helicopter via an IR adapter plugged into the audio jack
The protective outer sphere of the Orbit prevents the rotor blades from impacting with walls, furniture, floor and ceiling
Following a successful funding campaign on Kickstarter, the Puzzlebox Orbit brain-controlled helicopter will shortly enter mass production
Testing and tweaking the Puzzlebox Orbit prototype ahead of mass production
The Puzzlebox Pyramid has a dual role as a home base for the Orbit helicopter and a remote control unit
For the last few years, Puzzlebox has been publishing open source software and hacking guides that walk makers through the modification of RC helicopters so that they can be flown and controlled using just the power of the mind. Full systems have also been custom built to introduce youngsters to brain-computer interfaces and neuroscience. The group is about to take the project to the next stage by making a Puzzlebox Orbit brain-controlled helicopter available to the public, while encouraging user experimentation by making all the code, schematics, 3D models, build guides and other documentation freely available under an open-source license.
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