tldr; EEG Dev Kit orders will ship this week. People say “hardware is hard” and they are right. But software is much, much harder.
This update is over-due but we’ve been making some hard decisions which has delayed us. We are way too late in shipping these out to you. We have not finished the firmware. The delay is caused by finishing the firmware. The firmware has been nearly there but not, for months.
On this day four years ago we shipped the first commercial tDCS brain stimulator – the foc.us Gamer. Three years ago we added every bell and whistle to bring you the foc.us v2. Last year we went back to basics with pure tDCS for the easy to use Go Flow stimulator. Next week we turn a new page. We will […]
Headline: EEG Dev Kit Nearly Ready Sub-headline: EEG D.K. Will ship in July Details: Boot-loader issues are finally behind us. Firmware is being finished now. Some small cuts to get this out the door are likely. Update process is working smoothly so cut functionality will be rolled out remotely in due course. Its a monster […]
Hardware < Firmware < Software Anyone who has updated the firmware on their v2 will probably agree that it was not a fun process. Part of the problem is that bluetooth low energy has very small data transfer rates and a 300k firmware means a lot of 251byte packets. Drop any one and the process […]
Here’s a quick look at the final stages of the focus EEG Dry Active Electrode production. We clean the pad area of the active PCB inside the electrode. Then we attach the conductive silicone to the electrode. Finished! Ready to box and ship.
Here is a look at the foc.us EEG Dev Kit production process. First, we X-ray the EEG main PCB. The X-ray let’s us check the micro-via’s and PCB layers. The dot array shown is one of seven BGA components. The pitch from dot to dot is 0.65mm. Solder is applied to the PCBs using a […]
The first production run for foc.us EEG Dev Kit is now entering the third week. At times it has felt like a Sisyphean feat but Monday always brings new optimism and it feels like we are nearly finished. The active electrodes are custom cables with a 3.5mm 4 pin audio socket. Each cable is soldered to two […]