NeuroSky - Brainwave - Mindwave Mobile to Max MSP


    Feb 03 2016 | 6:45 pm
    Hi all,
    So i've spent the last day and a half scouring through the forums and internet, downloaded multiple Open Sound Control apps and codes... and just can't seem to find a way of getting data from the mindwave headset into Max. I'm no programmer, but I do understand some basics. The below links are some posts from this forum and links to sources that i've looked at so far. I'm not sure if i'm missing something obvious (due to my lack of programming skills) or whether i'm just looking at outdated stuff, but i'm sure it can be done!!
    Any direction would be much appreciated.
    T

    • Nov 16 2016 | 11:57 am
      Hi Twice,
      I experienced a lot the use of the mindwave headset in max. I used it for a few installation. I can give you some hints but first let me understand what exactly you want to do. I mean you want to get the raw data out of it or simply the coded signal from meditation and attention? Also I used it on a windows platform so anything I am gonna tell you will be related to this os. Let me know
      also if on windows try to check this https://github.com/downloads/dlublin/BrainOSC/BrainOSC.zip it basically get the data from the connected headset and convert them to OSC signal that you can read easily in max, if you are a bit more expereinced you can check the source here https://github.com/dlublin/BrainOSC.
      This is a limited library but maybe it fits to your needs
      Let me know
      Cheers
    • Mar 01 2017 | 4:34 am
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    • Mar 01 2017 | 6:22 am
      I also have been unable to get the mindwave to send data to max. I have been successful with the mindflex though. If anybody can post a patch that works that would be very helpful to me
    • Oct 15 2019 | 12:46 pm
      For anyone still searching for a way to make Mindwave Mobile 2 work on Max, I found BrainWaveOSC to work pretty well with the device.
      Here are the steps on Windows but probably almost the same on a Mac:
      -Install mobile app Mindwave Mobile Tutorial to test de device, but not before connecting the headset to the smartphone.
      -Test device by following steps in the app
      -Once everything work in the app, close bluetooth on smartphone and ok go to PC
      -Add the headset as a bluetooth device
      -Install Thinkgear Connector (not necessary for BrainWaveOSC (ver.win_0.98), I think.
      -Open BrainWaveOSC (tested win version)
      -It should work as soon as it opens visualizing and sending data via OSC
      -To send to Max, just use udpreceive 7771 and route objects. For specific OSC messages, check https://github.com/trentbrooks/BrainWaveOSC