2. Software Updates
We are thrilled to announce the release of v3.2.0 of the OpenBCI GUI! Version v3.3.0 is in currently in Beta. The latest release not only patches some bugs but also adds several long requested new widgets! Many users requested easier access to the breakout pins on top of the Cyton to hook push buttons into Digital Inputs or photoresistors for Analog Inputs (for ERPs). Now while running the latest Cyton firmware, you can read from Digital or Analog inputs with the click of a button in this new GUI release. The Digital and Analog pins are read from and injected into each data packet and eventually make their way to the OpenBCI output text file. This means you can now do ERP (Event Related Potential) research with no extra effort! We encourage users to test this new feature in conjunction with our brand new widgets that display the Analog or Digital Inputs in real time within the GUI. Detailed how-to guide coming soon!
The newly improved OpenBCI GUI v3.2.0 uses the brand new v1.3.9 of OpenBCI Hub. Formerly named OpenBCI_Ganglion_Electron on Github, the hub’s name is now simply OpenBCI_Hub. Supporting the new OpenBCIHub v1.3.9 is the v0.4.1 of the WiFi NodeJS driver.
The WiFi Shield firmware hits v2.0.4. New features are UDP support, UDP Burst support (send every packet three times), and WiFi Direct support. In the actual Github repo, we did a docs (code of conduct, roadmap, contributing, .readme) overhaul and are really excited to see people contributing!
The main NodeJS repository hits v3.0.0 and now with a simple ‘npm install openbci’ you have access to all OpenBCI boards over any physical transfer method such as WiFi or Bluetooth.
To learn more, check out our Github account and Docs sections! And don’t forget to submit bugs/issues to our repos or ask technical questions on our Forum.
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 each 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.