This is how Bach would have played out his variation on the Adafruit Flora Star Wars Theremin Bra. No. Not really.
This is Mitch Altman's nightmare realized on what happens when DARPA gets involved with the maker movement. Let's go with that. I do not recall what I did in the military nor if I was subjected to any training that I do not recall or was supposed to not recall.
Yup, you can stare at this for hours or let it go through it's 14 minute pre-programmed sequence of light and sounds.
Heck, I guess you can stare at this for hours without it powered up.
The original Brain Machine created by Mr. Altman is a set of glasses with LED embedded in the lenses. A microprocessor board is programmed to flash those LEDs in a pattern and rate meant to stimulate certain brain activity. It also has sound output which plays tones in each ear to enhance the stimulation from the LED lights. This takes it a step above and beyond. It's way out there.
This instructable is meant just as inspiration for others to begin making. This is the age of wearable tech, "wearables". Brain activity is a real subject that deserves to be explored further. My nooby skills with arduino are used to try to emulate what was done with the original product . I did not have the time to really analyze and transfer the code to get it fully functional on the Adafruit Flora arduino variant board. The Adafruit Neopixel Rings replace the single LEDs. Other than that, it's all good.
DISCLAIMER: Again, this is not TSA nor Taliban approved for wear on or near any modes of public tranport. Burning Man and the NYC Halloween Parade may be exceptions, OK, NYC and SF in general.
Oh yeah, WARNING: Flashing bright lights may affect those affected by flashing bright lights. May cause seizures or sight impairment similar to directly looking at the sun. Neopixel LEDs are hella bright.