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A customizable and fully open brain-computer interface platform that gives you access to high-quality brain wave data.
A customizable and fully open brain-computer interface platform that gives you access to high-quality brain wave data.
947 backers pledged $215,438 to help bring this project to life.

Hello, old friends. We're back on Kickstarter!

Posted by Joel Murphy & Conor Russomanno (Creator)
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Hello old friends,

There's a lot to update you on!

First and foremost, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to you—the backers of our first campaign. As many of you may already know we are in the midst of our second Kickstarter campaign, so it's great to come back to this page and reconnect. You are the people who saw the potential of OpenBCI from the very beginning, and for that we are eternally grateful.

We've been very busy over the last two years. In that small amount of time, the Spiderclaw concept has evolved into a working, 3D-printable EEG headset; it is now known as the Ultracortex. There is a thorough Ultracortex how-to guide on our Github, and it is also purchasable from our online store.

We've showcased our the OpenBCI technology in hackathons and workshops across the globe, and we've grown into an amazing community of scientists, engineers, makers, and DIY biohackers.

And now, as our second Kickstarter enters it’s last week(!), we’re about to have some fun.

Here’s where we’re at:

  • This time around we reached our funding goal in just under two weeks (which means Ganglions and Ultracortex Mark IV’s are coming to life in 2016!)
First 3D-printed prototype of Ultracortex Mark IV with the Ganglion Prototype. Yeehaw!
First 3D-printed prototype of Ultracortex Mark IV with the Ganglion Prototype. Yeehaw!
  • To celebrate the last week of the campaign (or “5 Days of Brains”, as we’re calling it), starting Monday we’ll be making an update per day about campaign additions and other cool OpenBCI-related developments.

Thanks for your continued support and encouragement, and for being such an awesome part of the OpenBCI community.

All the best,

The OpenBCI Team

 "Dedicated to open-source innovation of human-computer interface technologies. What can we build together?"

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    1. Joel Murphy & Conor Russomanno 2-time creator on

      It isn't an upgrade, but an alternative. We should also note that the Ultracortex is compatible with the 32bit board and 8bit board, as well as the new Ganglion board.

    2. Al Billings
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      So for those of us with a 32-bit board, there is no particular reason to upgrade.

    3. Joel Murphy & Conor Russomanno 2-time creator on

      The Ganglion is a cheaper version of the device with a lower channel count. It's better-suited for beginners who could not afford the 8bit or 32bit the first time around.

    4. Al Billings
      Superbacker
      on

      As someone who owns a 32-bit board, I don't see a reason to get the new board. Is there something I'm missing?