Move a toy car with your mind

Build a telekinetic application with Bluemix and Cloudant

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Thiago Domingues, Lucas Lima, and Raul F. Chong

Date archived: March 14, 2018 | Last updated: May 08, 2015|First published: November 13, 2014

Learn how to extract brain wave data from the Muse wearable device to perform an action in the real world: in this case, move a toy car. The article explains how to work with the Arduino and the toy car remote control from the hardware side; and from the software side, how to work with Bluemix to create a Node.js web application to see real-time brain wave activity. The article also shows how to use the Bluemix Cloudant NoSQL database service to store all the data collected from the device and how to use R inside the dashDB service to plot a graph, based on the data collected. This article demonstrates how a simple and cheap solution can help you move physical objects with the power of your mind!

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Zone=Data and analytics, Cloud computing, Cognitive computing
ArticleTitle=Move a toy car with your mind