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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.

OpenBCI Mega Update

Posted by Joel Murphy & Conor Russomanno (Creator)

Hello Backers,

We have lots of updates for you!

Updated Delivery Schedule

We’ve been making plenty of great progress but we still have a lot of work to do. Due to some essential design revisions and unexpected supply-chain delays, we regrettably need to push back the delivery dates of the OpenBCI Kickstarter rewards. Our new conservative reward delivery dates are as follows:

Patches & T-Shirts: End of May 
Research Partners & Early Birds: End of June
Other OpenBCI Rewards: Mid July

We apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause. We’re working our hardest to get the OpenBCI Boards out the door, but our priority is on the quality of the technology that we deliver to you.

Technology Update

We recently made the decision to shift our PCB design to an octagon shape as opposed to a hexagon. This was mainly for making it easier to mechanically interface the PCB with new headset iterations. We are now in the process of testing the newest OpenBCI Board prototypes. Check out the new PCB!

We’re very excited to announce that we just published V1 and V2 of the Spiderclaw headset on our website. There, you’ll find everything you need to get started printing and assembling our current 3D-printable headset prototypes that are intended to work with the OpenBCI Board. In addition, the guide includes instructions on how to begin modeling a new headset or modifying the existing headset design. The designs introduced are a starting spot, but far from perfect. We hope that you, our fellow brain-hackers and makers, will jump in and help improve the 3D-printable EEG headset for the OpenBCI Board. There’s still have a long way to go!

Spiderclaw 2.0
Spiderclaw 2.0

Additionally, we are currently testing the newest samples of the Electrode Starter Kit. See the image below:

Electrode Starter Kit Sample
Electrode Starter Kit Sample

Other Rewards

We just requested a new sample design of the OpenBCI t-shirt. The color and position of the graphic were slightly off on our first samples. The first sample can be seen below.

We just placed the full order for the OpenBCI iron-on patches which you can see below. We think they turned out great! They’re 3 inches in diameter.

Upcoming Events Where You Can Hang Out With OpenBCI

Join the Van Alen Institute, Columbia University GSAPP Cloud Lab, OpenBCI, and others for an interactive tech demo of BCI research projects, followed by a dialogue among designers, technologists, biomedical engineers, neuroscientists, and environmental psychologists exploring what brain data tells us about our experience of the city. Can new technologies deepen our understanding of how people relate to place and improve how we design cities? OpenBCI co-founders, Joel and Conor, will be amongst the designers, scientists, and engineers on the panel at the event.

Also, don't miss the opportunity to hang out with OpenBCI at the Neurogaming Conference (May 7-8 in San Francisco) and hackathon (May 3-4 in San Francisco). Both events will be amongst of the earliest opportunities to get hands-on experience with the OpenBCI prototype boards! Use the promocode "OpenBCI" to get $100 off of your conference ticket price. The hackathon is FREE!

That's all for now. We'll be in touch soon. 


The OpenBCI Team

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    1. Kevin Turner on

      Hi OpenBCI Team! It's June now, is that "End of June" date you mentioned in this update still looking likely?

    2. Karl Zurn on

      I will be attending NeuroGaming. Maybe I can help getting out your systems out. I am an Adjunct Professor of E C E and teach a course in Biomedical System design at Villanova University. I have considerable industry and Biomedical design experience Can we get together?