Here are some of the technical projects I've been working on in the course of my neuroscience research.
- ArduFSM: a behavioral control system, running on an Arduino and with a user interface programmed in Python. This is part of the OpenMaze project. My goal is to develop a flexible platform for trial-based behavioral assays. We use an Arduino to control the hardware because it's inexpensive, highly customizable, and allows low-level programming for tight temporal control over behavioral events. My Python-side code allows a user to view the progress of the experiment and even to change parameters on-the-fly in order to optimize the training.
- I'm just starting to become involved with the OpenEphys project, which provides open-source hardware and software for electrophysiological recordings.
- I worked on the Sonic Eye, a device for human echolocation, in its early stages. Most of the credit is due to Jascha Sohl-Dickstein and Santani Teng. Check it out in Popular Science and in an upcoming issue of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering!