Unknown characters while reading Data from OpenBCI

Hi Guys; ,
**My goal: To read serial data using bare python script (without brainflow)
***Issue that I am facing:
I am getting an issue with reading data with OpenBCI through serial port, in between data I am getting unknown characters.

Kindy help in this regards.


  • wjcroftwjcroft Mount Shasta, CA
    edited August 2023

    (1) there are some old (deprecated) Python Cyton stream decoders in the '-archive' repos. OpenBCI_Python and pyOpenBCI.


    (2) the byte stream can contain all 256 (0x00 to 0xFF) byte values. There are no 'unknown' bytes, as this range contains everything possible.

  • wjcroftwjcroft Mount Shasta, CA

    The SECOND image you posted has nothing unusual in the areas that you highlighted in blue. Eight bit bytes contain the ASCII character table with printable characters. This corresponds to bytes missing the top, high-order bit.


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