*12-15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult
No prior experience necessary
Saturday, Sep 1, 10 AM- 4 PM
Get to know your brain like you know your backyard!
Backyard Brains is a workshop designed to teach you about the workings of your brains through electronics and experiments. Introduce yourself to nerve physiology, electronics, and then create your own device to study the inner workings of your brain.
The goal of this workshop is to introduce you to nerve physiology, electronics, and help you make a device to study the nervous system. You will measure the electrical signals produced by real nerve cells and muscles, with a device you make yourself.
All of the necessary tools for construction will be provided. All participants will receive instruction on soldering, no experience necessary. Everyone will take home a working device. You will leave with our own muscle amplifier.
First, we will provide live demonstrations on the nervous systems by recording from the output of the Motor Cortex: via the Electromyogram (EMG). We will then guide you through how to build your own Muscle SpikerBox. Everyone will receive the parts and tools required to build, plus step-by-step instructions on how to solder each component in place.
Finally comes the fun part. Science! We'll go through a whole bunch of fun experiments you can do with your new Muscle SpikerBox.
Backyard Brains is a small company that works to make neuroscience technology available to everybody. They create easy-to-use kits that anyone can use to explore the wonders of the brain!
HOW TO SIGN UP
Step 1: Click here to pay for the class and materials at Backyard Brains.
Step 2: Fill out the form below. Make sure you include your Backyard Brains payment confirmation number.