Brain Cupcakes

Indulge your zombie sweet tooth with braaaaaaaaaaaains on cupcakes. Made with miniature brain molds and red velvet raspberry cake. Brain Food via boingboing

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

brain wash Answered

Is i possable to program a human i look at cloneing and fans have dna samples so could i bring back the dead and acelate there age with cloneing and add there meroys by getting personel items and familes just a thought

Question by tinker234 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Brains for a robot?

It's time I turn yet again to the forums for advice, this time on recommended robot brains! [Serious] I have a project for a class requiring design, construction and programming of something. More than half of my fellow students are doing clocks of some sort, be they binary or nixie tube. A friend of mine is doing a holonomic robot, and my plan was to do a walking robot, based on ideas like the WowWee robosaurus, using a simple tail and head to balance and few motors to run it in comparison to any conventional biped. As far as servos, I was hoping to use something like the HerculeX or other serially connected servo, so I can just daisy chain the few I would need and simplify the wiring, as well as get experience with serially addressing things. Planned sensors are 2-4 IR rangefinders, 2-4 wire whiskers and one tilt switch to turn it off if it tips over. Sensors I'd love to add would be something like a super basic camera for simple machine vision if I ever learn to code that well, but I doubt that will be the case; and the LIDAR thing from the Neato XV-11 which is again unlikely. Things I was looking at for super basic use included: Arduino, HC11 MC (backplane type), BASIC Stamp, PIC. For a little more complexity I was seriously considering things like the Freescale Tower ARM, Gumstix or other. I'd love to have the serial servos, sensor assemblies and the camera and have integration with Robot operating system through an onboard computer, but I have no idea what to use to setup ROS or what would be best, or if my plan of parts to use is even good enough. In other words, what ideas should I throw out as impossible or what would I need for say, ROS use? Ideally i want to do a semi autonomous robot, so that i don't have to manually direct it everywhere, but I'd still be keeping an eye on it when it's running so it doesn't break something. If I understand ROS correctly I can use an external computer to control it, but I can also let it be autonomous? Coding math and logic in the machine language for a Z80 computer doesn't really prepare for robot building, although the class is basically a teach programming basics and throw you into the deep end. [/serious] Thank you in advance for your help!

Topic by Nyanman 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Fresh Brains!

Quote: "I've promised Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall the brains to cook with." Question 1 (just for fun) Who said this and what were they talking about? Question 2 (topic reason) Does anyone have any good recipes for brains. I believe calf-brains are popular in some parts of the US(?)

Topic by lemonie 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Rfid Brain Chip

Is it safe to destroy a Rfid Chip in the Brain with an EMP device or would the Heat damage the Tissue too much?

Topic by Atlasx111 2 months ago  |  last reply 2 months ago

Right brain : Instructables

Not sure if this will work... I found a left vs right brain test online- more specifically , I got to thinking, and I noticed that the people who call themselves creative tend to have more instructables than those who don't- so if you use the right brain percentage as a measure (however faulty) of creativity, than maybe I could graph the relationship, and (Warning- this is far fetched) find an equation. So If you could take the test, share your right brain percentage and the amount of instructables you've written, I would Greatly appreciate it. Thank you. (what I'll use to graph it - Hope I'm not asking too much! :)

Topic by moneyfuskie935 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How to Knit a Brain

From New Scientist online:AS SOON as she saw her first images of the brain, Marjorie Taylor was spellbound. The vibrant pinks and blues, the intricate detailing - somehow they spoke to her. "I couldn't help but look at them with the eye of a quilter," says Taylor, a psychologist at the University of Oregon. "I thought the folds of the cerebral cortex would be great in velvet."Read the full article.

Topic by kelseymh 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Has anyone tried: FitBrains ?

We provide brain exercise that is fun, engaging and personalized. Fit Brains has created a unique brain fitness experience that makes it easy for people to incorporate brain work-outs into their daily lives. With Fit Brains' games, it's healthy to be addicted!FitBrains Link

Topic by Goodhart 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

does anyone know where i can make a custom t-shirt? Answered

i just want to have a shirt that says"My obsession with taking over the world has forced me to hurt the ones i ... tolerate"-brain the labrat

Question by unanonymous 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

KNEX Airplane

This is a robotic airplane. The propellers speed up or slow down as the buttons are pressed.

Topic by ftking_83702 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Rat Brain + Robot = Research

Researchers have created a robot, controlled by a rat brain, to help study memory and look into the causes behind some debilitating diseases. The blob of nerves forming the brain of the robot was taken from the neural cortex in a rat foetus and then treated to dissolve the connections between individual neurons.Sensory input from the sonar on the robot is piped to the blob of cells to help them form new connections that will aid the machine as it navigates around its pen.The study has big implications, say the researchers.The brain cells have been taught how to control the robot's movements so it can steer round obstacles and the next step, say its creators, is to get it to recognise its surroundings.Once the robot can do this the researchers plan to disrupt the memories in a bid to recreate the gradual loss of mental faculties seen in diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.Interesting stuff from the BBC.Side note: When you watch the video, notice the volume bar. But these go to eleven!

Topic by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

internal bleeding brain cake

How do i make the pouch that holds the blood syrup in the middle

Question by Tatyana 9 years ago

Brain controlled robot wheelchair!

Last week I had the opportunity to work with a couple of awesome projects that combined to be even more awesome: I drove a powered wheelchair simply by using my brain! Here are a couple more, longer videos: I was wearing an Emotiv EEG headset that Steve Castellotti of Puzzlebox has configured to work with Lego Brainstorms robots (this is a pretty cool project in itself, check it out at Puzzlebox's site).  He has a program that allows the headset wearer to input arbitrary keypresses on the linked computer, configurable to the output from the headset.  The wheelchair robot is a work in process from Instructabler jerkey, who has hacked into the joystick controls to allow it to be driven using keypresses on ITS associated computer.  So it was relatively simple to log into the robot driver computer from the headset computer and send keypresses. Now, there is a bit more to say about the keypress creation.  The goal with an EEG headset is to get brain signals, but facial muscle movements are also detectable (they use electricity too and it turns out that the muscle signals are a lot stronger than the brain signals, for various reasons).  For myself, I found it very difficult to repeatably emit consistent brain waves, with only an hour or so of training.  It was a lot easier to get the software to detect a blink, wink, or grimace, so that's what I ended up using.  Still, I could not drive the robot very accurately, causing great hilarity amongst the observers.  More work is needed!  But it was an awesome and fascinating experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity. I've asked the two project builders to collaborate on an Instructable.  If this happens I will update this forum post with the link.

Topic by rachel 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Transistors are best for melting brains!!

I have been experimenting with transistors for 3 days now, both NPN and PNP. So far I have concluded nothing. I figure the easiest thing to do is to make a transistor work as a switch. With the NPN, the current seems to flow from the base to the emitter automatically. My understanding is that current should flow from the collector + to the emitter- only when I apply voltage +? to the base, is that correct? I don’t even need to connect the collector on the NPN and current flows. I have also read a million things about transistors online. My experiments seem to disprove most(all?) of the findings. This leads me to one conclusion. I’m not doing something right. Maybe I don’t have the right transistors. I have no idea. I have been using radioshack NPN’s (276-2016) and PNP’s (276-1604) When it tried to make a switch with a PNP my voltages was going back through my emitter to ground. If I disconnected it the system(test led) no longer worked. You might need to know that I was using a 5v voltage regulator to supply a 10v 5v and ground leads for my experiments. I was getting odd voltage readings on my circuits so I put diodes on the leads. The diodes stopped my PNP from working(I figured the current was flowing odd ways…back in the 5v+?) and didn’t seem to effect my NPN experiments. So I figure I’m closer on my NPN’s than my PNP’s. I wish I could explain better but my brain is about to melt. My wife is mad at me because I am obsessed with making this work… please help :P

Topic by kendallickes 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Pep rallies=Brain rot.

Ok, so the school forces us to go to a crappy pep rally every time they have a football game.  This one was the worst. They started out with a tribute to Michael Jackson.  That was fine by me seeing how he is dead and I respect the memorial of dead people, but then they play his music through the WORST audio system ever made.  It turned So-So (In my opinion) music into the worst ever.  Then the school made us get up and do some of the moves for one of his songs, and I am not a dancing person, so you can imagine how pissed I was. They had their dance team do the moves for the rest of the songs, and then they put on stupid makeup to make the dancers look like zombies.  It was just stupid because they just looked like clowns with big baggy white Tshirts. Then they had some random stupid stuff that was supposed to be for comedic humor, and I did laugh, but only because it was so stupid. (Hint: It involves transvestites).  And then to make it worse, people start pulling out their cell phones and taking pictures like there is no tomorrow. At the VERY LEAST turn the flash and that shutter noise off. The end result was that I had a severe case of brain rot for 6 hours and I just recovered now. I think everyone who organizes pep rallies should be shot.  At least make pep rallies optional.  GAWD.

Topic by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

You got brains in your head

Ever wonder how your brain sits in your head? How it would look sliced up or from different perspectives. MRI currently allows you to do that, but these crazy Sweedish/Hungarian let everyone interact with brains, not just doctors. Using MRI data and some headtracking they made some interesting visualizations check it out:Brain Mirror

Topic by lamedust 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

What type of energy are our thoughts?

After reading lemonies instructable on frequently asked questions ( i really enjoyed the chapter on energy ) ive been thinking about what our thoughts are.The brain works in a bio chemical manner but what exactly are the actual thoughts? Are they energy at all?

Question by afridave 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Haptic Feedback Meditation (E-Meditation)

Hello, I am a 17 year old electronic hobbyist. I am in the process of making a "Haptic Feedback" meditation device. I give the whole project story here. If you are just interested in the final project you can skim or skip to the "Testing" section. THE IDEA Many months ago (when i was not so knowledgeable about electronics) I had an idea. I wanted to be able to see my thoughts as I thought them. I was obsessed with the idea of this and the thought of what would happen( imagine holding up a microphone to a pair of speakers). I could imagine myself staring at my own thoughts (or a colorful representation of them) for hours. I imagined it to be a "New Generation" of meditation. I drew up a few sketches of what this would look like and.. I hit a wall. At the time. I knew absolutely no way to do this. I just knew it was possible. I put the project on the back burner. CONSTRUCTION Six months passed and I had gotten better and better at electronics and micro-controllers and such. A month ago, I started obsessing over it again. I did some internet searches about this type of technology and all the gibberish started making sense. Not before long. I had ordered the parts for it. It cost me a good 100 dollars in birthday money. But it was well worth it and i do not regret the purchase's at all. The three main pieces were a Micro-controller(arduion uno), a brain-wave reading headset(from an expensive childs toy) and a 7 inch by 3 inch RGB led panel( a fancy panel that makes different colors and patterns). Despite knowing a little bit about electronics I was out of my depth, yet still addicted to the project. Long story longer, I had tested the three pieces of technology and they all worked beautifully. With my limited supplies i busted open the headset, made some solder joints, plugged it into the micro-controller, plugged the micro-controller into the computer, and plugged the brain reader into me. Someone before me had already made sample brain viewing  programs in the processing language for these kinds of projects and i downloaded it. I turned on the program and flinched as i turned on the headset( being plugged into your laptops battery can be a tad unnerving). I was looking at a graph of my brainwaves in a system of line graphs and bars. TESTING This was exciting stuff. I sat there for perhaps an hour just staring at my brainwaves shortly noticing a pattern emerging from just simply staring at even the brain reading program. I noticed the more I stared at my brainwaves looking for the next sudden jump or dip. The less they did. In other words, actively TRYING to move my brainwaves, almost completely nullified them. This was very interesting. I took the device and my laptop to my school To get an accurate sample, I allowed any and everyone who wanted plug themselves in to go right ahead. As they messed with thier hair to get it to fit right and turned it on. What was seen for a few seconds was a (what I consider healthy) measure of brain activity. Everything was jumping up and down at varying levels. But after the subject began staring at this dance. The brain activity shrank and shrank until little was left to be observed. Occasionally depending on the situation the subject would then get bored with the lack of activity and try and make some sort of small talk. It then showed a small rising in overall brainwaves that was immediately crushed by the subjects attention toward the screen. In the initial planning, this was the last possibility I had considered. With accidental electrocution being higher on my list of possibilities. The grandiose plan of mixing my thoughts and ideas in front of my eyes shrank. I was loving every second of it. I then later plugged the panel into the device and began writing code to make it react the way i wanted it to. I had programmed the panel to display the color blue when meditation was high and red when attention was high. Purple would occur during a balance of the two. I then took out my computer from the equation as a reader and decided to see what would happen by just watching these two stats work themselves out on a color panel. I got similar results. When I was actively attempting to meditate while simultaneously watching my level of meditation it was an unwavering red. Deep breaths and glances away from the panel would bring purple to blue colors. Then I tried something completely different. I attempted to radiate unconditional love for my brainwaves. I accepted them for their want to be attentive and alert. And embraced them with as much sincerity as I could. The panel turned purple and stayed blue for as long as i could keep this state up without wavering. "Wow" i remember remarking. I may have created the worlds first "Unconditional Love bench press". And your up to speed. FUTURE I have some ideas for the future of this project but I have caught myself in a mental enigma. How would one meditate to the thoughts of their meditation without their monitoring of the brainwaves getting in the way? Or have I missed the point of meditation which might be to have no thoughts? Ideas and suggestions would be great. I would love to hear what this community would have to offer to this device. Input on meditation? Input on the technical stuff? All is welcome.

Topic by TheIronHobo 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

What determines the most complex thing that you can visualize and manipulate in your minds eye? Answered

What is the most complex thing that you can visualize and manipulate in your minds eye? I have been asking around, and have found responses to be quite variable. Some people have no problem with complex images in 3-dimensions, others can't visualize in 3-d at all.For example, I can visualize, rotate, and manipulate molecules in my mind's eye... but only up to 4 atoms. Sure, I can imagine things much more complex than that. I just can't "see" them in their entire complexity at once. So, here is my question: what is the most complicated thing YOU can visualize and rotate in your mind's eye and what do you think determines the level of complexity you can "see"?

Question by chemantics 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Could i use an Iphone as an brain? Answered

I wanted to make a butler robot and i was wondering if an Iphone would have enough functions to be a brain for it. if i can how would i put all the functions on it?

Question by connoboarder 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

14 Ways to Boost Brain Power

Until just a few years ago, doctors believed that the brain stopped making new neural connections - meaning that the memory began to get irreversibly worse - when the body stopped developing, usually in the early 20s. And doctors knew that, like any other part of the body, neurons weaken as people age. Loss of brain function due to neural breakdown was assumed to be a normal, unavoidable part of aging. It turns out they were wrong.In the past few years, it has become clear that you can, in fact, make new neurons starting in your 20s and continuing well into old age. You can literally rewire the brain with new parts as the older parts wear out. How?There are lots of things you can do right now to preserve, protect and enhance your gray matter.14 Ways to Boost Brain Power

Topic by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Brain Doctor Uses Cordless Drill to Remove Tumors

A British doctor is in the news for using a cordless drill, a Bosch model, to drill into patients' heads and remove tumors in a Ukrainian hospital. While cordless drills are fantastic things it's surprising to see brain surgery as one of their uses. Now if only Bosch would put that on the package.Minutes later the team of doctors, including one of Britain's most eminent brain surgeons, begins to break into the skull of their fully conscious patientœ with a £30 Bosch PSR960 handy-man's cordless drill. Amazingly, and despite the low-voltage tool running out of power halfway through the process, Dolishny's operation is a success, with his tumour skilfully excavated at the hands of Henry Marsh.The procedure, captured as part of a documentary to be screened on BBC2 later this month, was a routine triumph for Marsh, who regularly takes time off as a consultant at St George's hospital in south London to travel to Ukraine and save lives despite having access only to primitive tools. Also great is this list of makeshift ideas at the bottom of the article:- In 1995 two doctors on a flight from Hong Kong to Britain operated on a woman with a collapsed lung using a scalpel, a knife and fork and a coathanger to push in a catheter.- In Iraq in 2004, an American medical journalist removed a bullet from a marine's head with a drill used to put up a tent.- In 2003 Aron Ralston, an American climber, cut off his arm with a penknife after it became trapped under a boulder in Utah.- The following year Ines Ramirez Perez, a Mexican, delivered her son by caesarean section with the help of three stiff drinks and a kitchen knife. Linkvia Neatorama

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

How do womens brains and minds work ? Help....can any man work out this "only women know the answer to this" question.? Answered

I am a simple genious of a man, How do i ever stand a chance alone. But by the power of " Male Merging" ( The collection of many fine male minds) we must work out the answer to this age old question for the preservation of the future male generations. Forget trying to work out Pi to the zilionth decimal. That is childs play THIS is the real puzzle, So calling male brainpower accross the W.W.W Your gender needs YOU !!!

Question by mickcaulton 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Robot Bulldozer

This is a robotic bulldozer we integrated with the PCS BRAIN. Thought to share. Richard

Topic by ftking_83702 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Why hasn't anyone posted instructables for anything to do with eeg? Answered

Commercially available eeg-based non-invasive brain-computer interfaces are still way too expensive for most, and yet there are no instructables. Why?

Question by scramjet13 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

can my left arm get recovered from my stroke what ive had?

 i have had a brain hemmaradge and a stroke when i was 11 and my arm has got a lot better since then . im now 13 and i need some advice for some things what can help it get better. can anaybody plz help if you want to talk on msn hers my addy thanks for listning to this plz plz plz help me.

Question by kray953 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Creativity Wall

Has anyone else hit a block in their creativity? It seems all the projects I think to do lately are just a rehash of something I've already done. Any tips for how to get through this (besides drugs)?

Topic by RadBear 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how do you make the Brain Gate (chip implanted in the brain) wireless?

Im trying to make a machine called Brain Gate wireless. its basically a chip implanted in the brain, which picks up the information sent out by the brain and sends it to a computer where it is decoded and changed into the desired action (its used by people with ALS or who are paralyzed). im trying to figure out how to make it wireless. if anyone could help me that would be great!

Question by stephy12345 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Use your god given brain

Here is an interesting brain game. God gives it to people twice absolutely free, but if they want to have it for the third time, they have to pay money. What is it? Please, if you want to solve yourself, be careful and do not look at the comments of this post, because someone could have already written the solution there. Good luck!I found that somewhere, and i thought ill add it here, ill see how fast people will figure out what is is ;)The answer is teeth, you have teeth, they fall of and regrow Don't read it or else it will spoil the fun ;)

Topic by ReCreate 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

mice research HELP!!!

I am really interested in science research and I want to come up with a research project, but I'm having a hard time putting something together. I want to include aspects like... - PCR (polymerase chain reaction) - RFLP (restriction fragment length polymorphism) - ICC (immunocytochemistry) - e-gel/ gel electrophoresis I know I will be working with mice brains whose vagus nerves have been surgically cut or whose leptin intake has been significantly increased. (By the way, the leptin and vagus nerve are totally different experiments) In this case the vagus nerve serves as a connection from the brain to the stomach. Therefore if it has been cut, mice would show a reduction in food anticipation. The leptin, I believe is a hormone that deals with energy regulation (food intake). Mice with leptin intake grow obese because lack of leptin usually tells the body to stop eating so when the mice with too much leptin are introduced to food, they cannot stop eating. In either case, mice brains would be sacrificed for experimentation. (All experiments are done in a research facility) I'm not sure how to incorporate these procedural methods to the mice brains. My objective is to somehow determine the mechanisms within the nervous system, which can hopefully aid in developing methods to ameliorate neurological problems. I am open to any other methods or protocols.

Topic by c4thy 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Looking To Pick Your Skilled Brains

Advice on best how to make a piezometer out of readily available hardware store parts without use of any power tools and access to only a very few hand tools. Basically a piezometer is a clear, straight plastic tube that you attach to the outside of (in my case) a plastic 250 Liter rain barrel (about 1.5 feet diameter, 4 feet high) from top to bottom. The top is exposed to the open air, while the bottom feeds into the bottom of the barrel (by going through the side very close to the bottom). It needs to have a diameter of about 1/2 inch, be very solid, straight and secure, and a 'water level mark' must be etchable in it somehow to indicate the normal level of water inside the barrel when the barrel is full (full means a few inches before the absolute rim of the barrel). The barrel is filled with gravel at the bottom, sand on top, and enough room for a 12" waterhead above the sand. I'm using it as a slow sand filter (SSF). The idea is that the pressure of water at the bottom of the barrel fills the tube up to the watermark against the action of the atmospheric pressure forcing the level in the tube down below the watermark. When the level of the water in the tube is about 15 inches below the water mark, it means the water pressure at the bottom of the barrel has decreased to the point where the sand in it needs to be cleaned (no water getting through). Any ideas will be greatly rewarded in the afterlife. Thanks!

Topic by SozzledBoot 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

DIY EEG see whats on your mind - Any Ideas on how to build one?

A Electroencephalography (eeg) is a divice that measure electrical signals from the brain. There is a site called which has plans, but its hard to follow. Wanted to see if anyone was intrested in putting together a instructables to make one of these on the cheap and easy to build. Think this starwars toy could be a starting place?  It's called Force trainer and I guess it's suppose to read your brain waves. Sound like a load of crap to me, but might be a place to start.  

Question by JoeMurphy 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


An Aussie has discovered a sonic non invasive cure for Alzheimer's Disease. It is a physical solution that sonic waves dislodge brain plaque and cause T-cell to remove the material in 85% of subject lab animals !! Another Aussie who distinguished himself by proving stomach ulcers can be cured with a special course of antibiotic.  When no one would believe him, he infected himself with a incurable ulcer case and then later cured himself to prove the assertion. A good people, if you know some.

Topic by iceng 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Why do humans walk in circles when blindfolded?

A Mystery: Why Can't We Walk Straight? from NPR on Vimeo. Try as you might, you can't walk in a straight line without a visible guide point, like the Sun or a star. You might think you're walking straight, but as NPR's Robert Krulwich reports, a map of your route would reveal you are doomed to walk in circles.

Topic by blkhawk 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Emotiv Mind Control?

I saw on BBC tech news of a mind control headset made by Emotiv which claims to be a way of controlling on a computer using your mind.The technology has been used for years in helping severely disabled people communicate but this seems to be one of the first times that this technology has gone mainstream.But the question is: Is this just a novelty item?And more importantly: Will I be able to play anything on it other than that Myst-like demo that they supply?And if this product is really going to hail the end of the gamepad then what will YOU use it for?Released next year![Here's the link:]

Topic by bobulator 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Mind controlled gadgets? Answered

I was wondering if I could somehow design a simple gadget to detect pulses in your mind to turn a head mounted torch on and off.      So far, I am thinkng of putting metal pads onto your head, which would be connected to an amplifier of some sort. Since I am trying to detect Beta waves, "varying frequencies that are often associated with active, busy, or anxious thinking and active concentration." The amplified siignals would then be fed into an op amp active bandpass filter, to filter out all except that specific frequency. The output would then go into a switch of some sort. Would this work? Or are there some problems with it.

Question by .Unknown. 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

i want to know how to build a brain computer interface? Answered

 hello instructables i wanted to know how do you build brain computer interface like the brain gate to control the computer with your brain. but im having trouble fingering out how to receive the signals from the brain so i need material and a circuit does any one no how i could do this. and i want to use the arduino to comunicte between the computer and the circuit.

Question by lj123456 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 months ago

HAARP mind control?

Allegations have been made that the HAARP project is behind mind control experiments. The ex governor Jesse Ventura, interviewed a professor who demonstrated in his show that it is possible to send messages to people's minds without any need for hearing. The professor put two piezoelectric transducers on Ventura's chin and Ventura claimed to be able to "hear" music in his brain. Real science or pseudoscience? If this device could be made, wouldn't this device help people without hearing? What about the possibilities of learning devices or communication? I believe that this device could put thoughts on people's minds but not necessarily control them (unless it is an easy suggestible subject). Please watch a segment of the show and share your opinion:

Topic by blkhawk 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

cycling machine for father with traumatic brain injury

I am seeking a very resourceful, intelligent builder.  My 79 y.o. father suffered a traumatic brain injury 15 mos ago.  He is minimally conscious and immobile.  We get him into a wheelchair but he gets no movement.  This machine will cycle his legs while he lies in bed.  It is over $9,000 and Medicare does not pay for the device.  I am in leaving a web site address that has information about the machine.  I have alot of other information if anyone might be interested. I realize that this is a long shot but I thought I might try. 

Topic by carolb4 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

MultiMeter Reading Wacked? My brain wacked?

Ok so I just bought a new meter and I decided to test it out on my new circuit, but I was much surprised! The circuit is identical to this one: except for instead of 4 leds on rows 1 & 2 it has 8 leds per row.  Since I didn't want to type it all up heres the video. So all help is appreciated! Thanks!

Topic by HavocRC 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Help! My Computer Went Brain dead!

Well, I hope you guys are good with computers. Update! It's dead; the motherboard and a memory thing were fried.The situation: I have a Windows 2000 or NT(?) that is in my room. I use it for playing music on my stereo (it is plugged in by the auxiliary port on the stereo), and to do basic drawings in Inkscape.I normally put it on standby when I'm not using it. Well, I don't remember what happened exactly, but now it is totally non-responsive. If I turn on the monitor, the LED on it will turn green (normal working color) then switch to yellow (standby or no-input from computer color, from what I understand).If I unplug everything, the LED goes out on the actual computer, but when I plug it in, the LED turns on without me pushing it. Also, once it is on, the computer can't be turned off, even by the power switch. It is totally non-responsive.Here is a video of me checking and pushing buttons showing that it is dead.I show the "standby" button on the keyboard that is lit up, a crescent shape, like a moon. I push it ad it doesn't do anything.Please help, I have a bunch of music on there, and plan to make it my music center, for recording stuff from my guitar. C'mon geeks, I know you're out there ;D

Topic by John Smith 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Cell phone radiation boosts brain cell activity in brand new study

Brain cells are impacted by cell phone radiation in accordance with a recent study. The study detected an increase in the metabolism of brain cells. Brain cells were affected in the part of the brain near the antenna of the mobile phone. Brain cells are definitely impacted by cell phone use, according to the research, however further research is needed to discover out if that's a bad thing. Source of article - Cell phone radiation increases brain cell activity in new study by MoneyBlogNewz. Cellular phone brain cell research first done The first research undertaken to examining how electromagnetic radiation from cell phones impacts brain cells was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tues. The research focused on how cellular phone use affects normal brain cell function, known as glucose metabolism. The rate of glucose metabolism in brain cells was increased more than researchers were hoping with cell phone exposure. When it comes to brain activity, the way it's done is with cells creating energy. This is done with glucose. The way brain cells work is that it is produced as necessary. The glucose is produce whenever it is needed by the brain. It's unknown if it's bad or not, however it was found in the study that glucose metabolism amounts are increased artificially with a mobile phone. Further research needs to be done though. How mobile phones affect the brain With all the phone calls going on, cell phone radiation has concerned medical experts. They have worried about what it's doing. The outcomes of previous tests have been inconclusive. A connection with brain cancer was found in famous cellular phone radiation studies. The proof that brain cancer was actually brought on by mobile phones in cell phone users was not there though. There are other things scientists have tried to ling cell phone radiation to. Such things as cancer or dementia due to brain cell mutation are examples. The effect of cell phones on children's brains has been a particular concern because children have thinner skulls, the radiation penetrates deeper and their brain cells metabolize glucose faster. Try to choose speakerphone In a statement responding to the cellular phone brain cell research, the Wireless Association said scientific evidence proves that cell phones, used within limits established by the Federal Communications Commission, don't pose a public health risk. The way cellular phone radiation affects the brain is nevertheless unknown really. Until more research is done, experts suggest Bluetooth earpieces and speakerphone should be used as often as possible. Information from CNN Web MD Wall Street Journal

Topic by InigmaN 8 years ago

Freaky Optical Illusion!

Here is a cool optical illusion I got in an email:'The Brain'This is quite amazing..If you see this lady turning in clockwise you are using your right brain. If you see it the other way, you are using left brain.Some people do see both ways, but most people see it only one way.See if you can make her go one way and then the other byshifting the brain's current.BOTH DIRECTIONS CAN BE SEENExperimentation has shown that the two different sides, or hemispheres,of the brain are responsible for different manners of thinking.The following table illustrates the differences between left-brain andright-brain thinking:Left Brain Right BrainLogical RandomSequential IntuitiveRational HolisticAnalytical SynthesizingObjective SubjectiveLooks at Looks atparts wholesMost individuals have a distinct preference for one of these styles of thinking. Some, however, are morewhole-brained and equally adept at both modes.In general, schools tend to favor left-brain modes ofthinking, while downplaying the right-brain activities.Left-brain scholastic subjects focus on logical thinking,analysis, and accuracy. Right-brained subjects, on theother hand, focus on aesthetics, feeling, and creativity.If you look away, she may switch from one direction to the other.I found that if I just look at her feet or relax and look at the floorwhere the reflection shows, she will switch direction!

Topic by Arbitror 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I have been away on holiday ( Pacific US coast ) for 10 days and now back at my machine with no urge to text with questions. It feels strange to be so emotionally disjointed about this site... Maybe the questions are not stimulating today or the great London event pulls at me. Yahoo compares Love to a brain on drugs why not Instructables... Or is it just a bunch of duct-tape..

Question by iceng 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Can you get a concussion from this? Answered

I'm on the wrestling team and today I got dropped straight down on the top of my head. (it was the kind of impact that makes the whole crowd go OOHHHH!!!!!) I was dizzy and disoriented for ~ 10-15 seconds and had a headache for ~ 1 hour. It seems to me like the brain stem would stop the brain from impacting the top of the head but I might be wrong.

Question by bowmaster 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What is a common trigger for add/adhd neurofeedback? Answered

 I am ordering am epoc headset and would like to experiment with neurofeedback for add/adhd and or hyperactivity but I do not know what a trigger for such is, Also any help for the response after trigger recognition would help.

Question by jj37 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

help, my brain hurts reading tech forums

I'm sure this isn't hard for ya all tech folk, and I'm hoping someone could point me to instructables that I could combine to make this....Any help would be appreciated when as clueless as I am, I'm not even sure the words to use to search. I would like a light box indicator with say 12 selections (colored led lights) to be able to randomize, but then to also have parameters of length for each different light.  So that some might have a range of 30-90 seconds and others length of 2-10 minutes before the next random selection.  Thank you.

Topic by genuineimpulse 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Help! Terminal Artist's Block Is Eating My Brain

Does anybody have any tips or techniques for breaking out of  a spell of artist's block? I've been somewhat uninspired for a couple of months now, and it's making me crazy. I'm dying to create something, but every time I go out to the studio, I just wind up staring at the tools & materials for an hour or so, getting frustrated and leaving. I've tried just starting to work in the hopes that the materials would tell me where they wanted to go, but the results have been less than satisfying. If it's helpful, my current areas of interest are kiln glass (with an emphasis on recycling old bottle & window glass) and copper enameling. What have others done to get out of a creative slump? Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Topic by RavingMadStudios 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

(newsletter) Brain Cake, Tesla Radio, Proton Pack

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Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Brain Storming: What can I do with this tract ?

I have, available to me, tracts of plastic that resemble lighting tracks that hold those lights you can move from area to area, hung from the ceiling. Their are, however; made of a fairly thin plastic, with a recycle 6 on them (our locals do not take #6's). They are a little flexible, but not overly so. They have a notch/tab at each end, faced in the same direction (allowing what is on the tract, to come off one end but not the other). Another description of them might be that they look similar to those metal tracks used to hold sockets in a row (for those that have seen them), only made from translucent plastic. I now have Pictures posted below,. What can these be used for? They throw away about 6-20 of them A DAY. The tracts once held little packets of tea or coffee pouches that have a plastic T top in them (like the packets pictured)

Topic by Goodhart 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago