Welcome to NeuroMaker BCI!

Welcome to your journey learning neurotechnology, brain computer interfaces, data science and more. Please follow these steps to set up your device, your software and curriculum options. Please take the following three steps to set up, install and prepare your devices for in-class learning with BCI!

1. Focus 1 Hardware Set Up

NeuroMaker BCI uses the Focus 1 headband. This is the same hardware used by Olympians,  Formula 1 racers and academics for neurotechnology training and research. This video will guide you through the set up of your device.

Please Note: Opening  this video in YouTube will provide timestamps and other resources in the description.

2. NeuroMaker BCI Connect Software Set Up

Most NeuroMaker BCI functions and activities required the use of NeuroMaker BCI Connect. NeuroMaker BCI Connect pairs your Focus 1 hardware with your computer through a Wifi Connection. You can find this software in the links below. 

NeuroMaker BCI Connect Windows Set Up

NeuroMaker BCI Connect MacOS Set Up

3. Choose Your Curriculum

NeuroMaker BCI Curriculum provides a series of different options to interact with BCI technology. We have organized each way you can work with our technology in three main areas. You can find all materials required to complete these lessons and classes with the materials below.

NeuroMaker BCI Basics

NeuroMaker BCI Basics introduces the five important data categories defined by the NeuroMaker BCI Connect Software.

Curious about how brain signals are detected by your device? Learn about the Raw EEG metrics displayed by your NeuroMaker BCI Connect Application here: NeuroMaker BCI Introduction to Raw EEG

Learn about how electrical signals in your brain are grouped in Alpha to Gamma waves with this introduction: NeuroMaker BCI Introduction to Brainwaves

The Attention algorithm in NeuroMaker BCI provides most of the functions that we will be using for brain computer interface applications. Learn about how this algorithm was designed and how we can use it with this introduction: NeuroMaker BCI Introduction to Attention

The NeuroMaker BCI Meditation algorithm can use complex machine learning to match your brain state to those of expert meditation practitioners. Learn how this algorithm was created and how you can use it here:  NeuroMaker BCI Introduction to Meditation

NeuroMaker BCI Connect gives you the power to record your own brainwave activity into .csv and .xlsx files for programming and analysis. Learn how you can create these files and what they mean in this introduction: NeuroMaker BCI Introduction to Data Files

Mastered the above concepts in neurotechnology and ready to control a prosthetic hand using your own brain signals? Use this provided tutorial to control a NeuroMaker Hand with your brain activity! Introduction to a Brain Controlled Hand. 

*Please note: users must have a NeuroMaker Hand in order to complete this activity.

NeuroMaker SEL with BCI

NeuroMaker SEL with BCI combines Neuroscience and Neurofeedback to improve Socio-Emotional Learning in the classroom.

Exploring Socio-Emotional Learning with EEG and Music

In this activity students will be introduced to Electroencephalography (EEG) technology & the science behind it.
Students will develop their own music playlists and record the qualitative & quantitative responses to the sound clips, while doing various activities. At the end of these experiments, students will be able to better understand the music that suits them best to relax or focus all while using objective brainwave data!

NeuroMaker BCI Curriculum

Implement a full semester BCI course covering EEG Fundamentals, Neurofeedback, Machine Learning and Neuroethics.

Investigate the Full Breadth of BCI Technologies

The NeuroMaker BCI Curriculum provides a full experience in the emerging field of Brain Computer Interface. This curriculum introduces BCI concepts in a step by step process that begins with setting up the required BCI technology and finishes with students combining machine learning with advanced neuroscience techniques. Four BCI modules with multiple extension activities extend into a full semester of learning.


  • 2 Classes Introducing BCI Technology
  • 3 Classes and 2 Labs Investigating EEG Technology
  • 2 Classes and 3 Labs Introducing Signals Processing and Machine Learning with EEG Data
  • 2 Classes and Labs Introducing Neuroethics and Open Source Techniques


4. Get Active in the NeuroMaker Creative Challenge

You can find all of the resources needed for the NeuroMaker challenge site here: NeuroMaker Challenge. We are challenging students to research ways to improve the field of assistive technology.  Participants can send us a video and written description of their solution virtually and we will be giving out over $10,000 in prizes to those that are selected by our MIT and Harvard engineers! Participation is free to any group of students with our NeuroMaker Hand or NeuroMaker BCI.

You can also find our full challenge guide here: NeuroMaker Creative Challenge Description

5. Support

If you need any technical or curriculum support for your products, please send an email to support@neuromakerstem.com.

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