2. Software Updates
Version 3.1.0 of the OpenBCI GUI launched with new 500 Hz sample rate for Cyton over WiFi. Numerous stability and performance improvements make this our best GUI for Mac, Windows and Linux! Version 3.2.0 beta 2 of the GUI was released this week which adds three 3 new Cyton widgets. A widget for digital pin reading, analog pin reading and a new data marking mode for event related research! Try it out and open issues if you find any bugs!
The Cyton firmware hits 3.1.0 and is a really nice and stable firmware! The biggest stability improvements were with custom sample rates. The the debug port, (external serial port) was not working and the daisy sample rate was not being set, so sample rate was always at 250Hz.
New WiFi firmware 1.3.0 is out now in two versions. DefaultFirmware is optimized for high speed streaming into the OpenBCI GUI or NodeJS drivers. WiFiRawToJSON is optimized for the WiFi shield converting raw values to scientific values into JSON and sending out over TCP or MQTT. We are working really hard to bring stability and speed to the WiFi shield, if you have any issues please open an issue!
Push The World and NEBA Health released RFduino firmware for the Cyton that allows for 2 channels of 24bit data at a sample rate of 125Hz over BLE along with a NodeJS driver. AJ Keller wrote up a community post detailing the three month project.
Lastly, in an attempt to fix macOS Ganglion connection issues, we built something amazing! The Ganglion now works within the chrome web browser! Community member Alex Castillo lended his expertise to help us convert our NodeJS Utility module to work in the browser and wrote a web bluetooth ganglion ble example using v0.3.0 of openbci-utilties.
3. Community Member of the Month!
The thing we love most about OpenBCI is our amazingly diverse and inspiring community of hackers, neuroscientists, makers, and more! To celebrate you, we have decided to feature our favorite recent community project in every newsletter. If you are interested in being featured or know someone who has a cool OpenBCI project that they might want to share, please fill out this interest form.