How to create a cyborg of a cockroach: a visual aid




How to create a cyborg of a cockroach: a visual aid


Kraudfandingovy resource Kickstarter often pleases developments in various fields. Among the latest recall universal mounting Clipless and smallest charger in the world Micro Fuel Charger . But the development team of Backyard Brains surprised even more. Agree, not everyone can shoe a flea make a living American cockroach into a cyborg.

The idea is not new. Even before the Backyard Brains, many dream to master the management power of thought. In early April, researchers from Harvard Medical School’s even managed to get a rat tail wiggling .



A device called RoboRoach will control insects using a smartphone. Those who are not in school truant biology probably know that insects can “see” the world through the antennae and by odors. Pushing his mustache in any subject, which is found in the way the brain is sent a signal to the insect, and it changes its course.


Specially designed Backyard Brains device supplies the insect’s antennae (in our case, a cockroach) electrical signal, and it is set in the right direction.


After a bit of surgery insect control can be performed using any mobile device running Android or iOS.


In the configuration RoboRoach include printed circuit board, battery, and three sets of electrodes. The signal from the mobile device, which is designed specifically for the application goes to the circuit board by means of a wireless connection Bluetooth LE. It should be noted that the electrodes be implanted directly into the head and antennae insect.

Set to create a universal Soldier cockroach will cost all wishing to $ 100. Recall that for the start of mass production of Backyard Brains has yet to collect 10 thousand dollars. At the time of writing news collected only 3043 dollars.


The following video explains in detail about the operation to implant the electrodes.

Link to Kickstarter.
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