Muscle SpikerShield Pro
Muscle SpikerShield Pro
- The Muscle Keyboard
- The MIDI Muscle Machine
- Using the Muscle SpikerShield
- Controlling a Light Bar in an LCD
- Controlling a Stepper Motor
- Controlling a Gripper Hand
- More things with the EMG SpikerShield
- Getting Started with Electromyograms (EMGs)
- Muscle Action Potentials
- Muscle Contraction and Fatigue
IMPORTANT: Requires Arduino Uno or Arduino Leonardo. If you don't have one we recommend you purchase and experiment with The Muscle SpikerShield first, which includes an Arduino. Then, you'll be ready for the upgrade.
The Muscle SpikerShield was a hit, but there was one problem: only one channel! We heard your sorrowful song, your wailing lament, "We want more channels!" Take your DIY biohacker projects to the next level with the Muscle SpikerShield Pro, a Human-Machine Interface device that allows you to record EMG signals from up to six muscles at a time! Before, you would have had to purchase and stack six Muscle SpikerShields. Now, the Muscle SpikerShield Pro offers the same functionality with a much more manageable profile, and it's cheaper than the six-stack!
You can use the Muscle SpikerShield Pro to perform muscle physiology experiments investigating the relationships between multiple muscles, use its six channels as dynamic input controllers for your computer programming and robotics projects, or just use it as an excuse to change into a muscle shirt and flex your 'ceps...
See our Muscle SpikerShield in Action!
Getting Started: The Muscle SpikerShield Pro is designed for those who have experience with Arduinos and our original Muscle SpikerShield and are looking to perform advanced neuroscience experiments. It's powerful, but that doesn't mean it needs to be hard to use! The Muscle SpikerShield Pro is as easy-to-use as all of our kits. Pair the shield with an Arduino Uno and connect to your computer via USB. Then, pair your Muscle SpikerShield Pro to the Spike Recorder app to record EMG signals from up to six different muscles. Write your own Arduino code and take advantage of the envelope and output pins to begin creating programs or electrical devices you control with your muscles!
The Muscle SpikerShield Pro is ideal for advanced high-schoolers, college students, researchers, and professionals who want to develop robotics with human inputs. It is also a great start for those beginning muscle or sports physiology experiments! With your creativity, what will you invent?
The Muscle SpikerShield Pro's six EMG input channels are independently controlled. Record in raw or with envelope, adjust channel gains, and use the LEDs to quickly reference the signal strength. (We lovingly refer to this as the "Dance Bar!")
The Muscle SpikerShield Pro also reroutes the six digital I/O pins, VCC, and ground from the Arduino to output pins on the edge of the board, allowing you to write code to control external electronics and robotics with your muscles!
If you don't already have an Arduino Uno or Arduino Leonardo, you'll need to get one. If that's the case, we recommend you purchase and experiment with The Muscle SpikerShield first, which includes an Arduino. Then, you'll be ready for the upgrade.
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