OpenVibe – Part 3

Note, see OpenVibe – Part 1 and OpenVibe – Part 2

Now a walk-through (Part 3 of 3) of using your Mindwave and OpenVibe to save a sample of your brainwaves to a file.

Start “openvibe designer”, then open your acquisition-signal-display.xml” and your acquisition-file-csv.xml”


Start Neurosky’s “Thinkgear Connector”, and make sure the “Starting port” is correct.


Start “openvibe acquisition server”, and choose a driver “Neurosky Mindset”


Click on “Driver Properties”, and make sure the “COM Port” is correct” and you’ll want a “Sampling frequency” of 512.


Click on “Connect”, then once it is connected, click on “Play”.


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OpenVibe – Part 2

Note, here is  OpenVibe – Part 1

This next part is about creating two boxes (processing algorithms), one to view your live brainwaves, and one to save the brainwave readings to a file (to be used for later analysis).

Box 1 – Signal Display

The first step is to start the OpenVibe Designer, and open the “generic-stream-reader.xml” (if you are not sure how, see OpenVibe – Part 1).

Create an OpenVibe folder C:\OpenVibe\

Next Save the “generic-stream-reader.xml” as “acquisition-signal-display.xml” in the C:\OpenVibe\ folder.


On the right-hand side of the OpenVibe Designer are the components of the processing algorithms.

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How to connect the mindwave mobile to mac

Excellent instructions on how to connect the Mindwave Mobile to a Mac laptop:

Brain Interface Lab


Make sure you have this device in your hand.  Get one. 


And your laptop:

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First of all, installed the software from the DVD. I highly recommend to install Mindwave Mobile Tutorial. Here is a screenshot.

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Because with this app installed, you will be able to know whether your device has been connected or not. On the upper right corner, right now you have this:

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ThinkGear Connector should be included in that software, if nor Download ThinkGear Connector and install on your machine, now it should be on your menu bar and saying no connected applications:

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Now, make sure your headset has a fresh battery and is turned on.

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Hold the button on the on/pair side for more than 3s until the light turns to red, which means the device is ready to pair.

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Then on the Mac, go to system preference, click ‘Bluetooth” , make sure it is on and…

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