This device was made as part of my ongoing effort to use less energy, reduce my footprint, and prevent climate change. I foresee similar technologies being implemented in televisions, computers, and electric cars. I am confident that future generations will thank me for this innovation.
Step 1: Go Get Stuff
You will need:
(x1) 8" x 6" x 3" project enclosure
(x1) 3" x 2" x 1" project enclosure
(x3) AC power sockets
(x1) SmartFan AC-VX fan controller
(x1) Arduino project board
(x2) 1/4" stereo sockets
(x1) 4-pin female header socket
(x2) 9V battery connectors
(x2) 9V battery clips
(x2) 9V batteries
(x1) EMG sensor board
(x1) set of electrode cables
(x3) adhesive electrodes
(x1) cable stress gland
(x1) European terminal strip
(x1) AC lamp cord (with plug)
(x1) 1/4" male-to-male stereo cable
(x10) 6-32 x 1" nuts and bolts
(x8) 4-40 x 1" nuts and bolts
(x2) 4-40 x 1/4" nuts and bolts
(x1) spool of 14AWG stranded wire
(x1) acrylic front panel (from attached template)
(x1) acrylic mounting base (from attached template)
Step 2: Wire the Sockets
Repeat the process for the right side.
Be careful to keep the two sides separate.
Step 3: Mount
Step 4: Project Board
Wire two 9V battery clips in series to create a +/-9V power supply.
Looking at the wires from the battery clips, connect the single red wire to the +V input on the Arduino project board. Next, connect the red and black wire junction to the ground input on the Arduino project board.
Solder a 6" green wire to one of the outer pins of the female socket. Solder a 6" black wire to the pin next to the green wire, and a 6" wire to the pin next to the black wire.
Solder the other end of the socket's green wire in line with the single black wire of the 9V socket supply. Solder the black wire in line with the center point of the two 9V sockets. Lastly, solder the red wire in line with the singular red wire (that is also connected to the voltage input on the project board)
Connect 6" green wires to pins D9 and A1. Also, connect two extra 6" black wires to ground.
Step 5: Mount
Step 6: Drill
Widen one of the holes to 3/8" and the other hole to 7/32"
Step 7: Wire the Project Board
Next, plug the green wire from pin A1 into Vout socket and one of the black wires into the ground socket on the EMG board.
Finally, connect the green wire from pin D9 into the 5V socket on the fan controller, and the black wire into the common socket.
Step 8: Wires
Step 9: Insert
Step 10: Solder and Mount
Plug the wires into the EMG socket. It is good practice to plug the ground terminal from the jack into the reference socket.
Write down which color wire is associated with which connection. This will be important later.
Step 11: Power Cord
Connect one of the cords wire to the W-terminal and the other to the B-terminal on the fan controller.
Step 12: Put It All Together
Conned the wire from FB on the fan controller board to the side of the panel's sockets with the shorter slot.
Step 13: Program
Step 14: Transfer
Step 15: Power
Step 16: Case Closed
Step 17: Drill
Widen one of the holes to 3/8". Widen the other hole to 1/2".
Step 18: Insert Wires
Mount the entire assembly inside the smaller project enclosure with the cable gland's mounting nut.
Step 19: Terminal Strip
Step 20: Jack
Connect the wire that corresponds with the reference socket to the black electrode wire.
Connect the wire that corresponds with the mid muscle socket to the red electrode wire.
Connect the wire that corresponds with the end muscle socket to the white electrode wire.
Step 21: Case Closed
Step 22: Connect
Step 23: Plug
Step 24: Electrodes
Connect the red cable to the one under the eye, the white cable to the one next to the eye and the black cable to the one behind the ear.
Caution!!! Connecting your face to a DIY device that is plugged directly into the wall is a terrible idea. This Instructable was for entertainment purposes only. You should never replicate this.