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Puzzlebox Orbit mind-controlled helicopter

Jan 10 2013, 2:07pm CST | by

Imagine controlling an electronic helicopter using brain waves. Sound like science fiction? Well, it's not.

 LAS VEGAS, Nev – Imagine controlling an electronic device using brain waves. Sound like science fiction? Well, it's not. The Puzzlebox Orbit helicopter is the brain-child of two San Jose, Calif...

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Puzzlebox Orbit mind-controlled helicopter

Jan 10 2013, 2:07pm CST | by

Imagine controlling an electronic helicopter using brain waves. Sound like science fiction? Well, it's not.

 

LAS VEGAS, Nev – Imagine controlling an electronic device using brain waves.

Sound like science fiction? Well, it's not.

The Puzzlebox Orbit helicopter is the brain-child of two San Jose, Calif., based companies – Puzzlebox and NeuorSky, was one of the high tech items on display today at the Consumer Electronics Show. Priced at $199.99, the spherical helicopter is controlled via a NeuroSky EEG headset, plus either a mobile device or a dedicated Puzzlebox Pyramid remote.

Users, according to NeuroSky, can fly the helicopter through “focused concentration or by maintaining a state of mental relaxation. What makes the Puzzlebox Orbit truly unique however is the open release of all source code, hardware schematics, 3D models and step-by-step building instructions which are featured freely online.”

The spherical design protects the helicopter's blades from striking walls, ceilings or other objects while in flight. Puzzlebox builds and sells a MindWave and MindWave Mobile compatible helicopters, along with release guides and software allowing customers to take them apart, rebuild and customize the flying machines. Published lessons are available that explain the science behind the device and how the aircraft is steered by infrared signals.

The helicopter is being marketed through Kickstarter. During the holidays, according to NeuroSky, the helicopter enjoyed excellent sales figures. Initially, the CEO of Puzzlebox, Steve Castellotti, started selling the product in November to raise $10,000 – he earned $75,000.

At last summer's Comic-Con in San Diego, NeuroSky unveiled its Necomimi – a set of fuzzy cat-like ears and devil horns that when attacked to the mind-control headset, activates the ears and horns based on the user's mood. When alert, the ears stand erect; when relaxed, the ears wiggle. The product sells for $99.95.



Via Chicago Tribune and NeuroSky

 

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