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Library for interfacing with Neurosky's Mindwave EEG headset

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NeuroPy library written in python to connect, interact and get data from __neurosky's MindWave__ EEG headset.

This library is based on the minwave mindset communication protocol published by [Neurosky](http::// and is tested
with Neurosky Mindwave EEG headset.


1. Download the source distribution (zip file) from [dist directory](
2. unzip and navigate to the folder containing _setup.py_ and other files
3. run the following command:
`python install`


1. Importing the module: `from NeuroPy import NeuroPy`

1. Initialising: `object1=NeuroPy("COM6",57600)` _#windows_ <br /> `object1=NeuroPy("/dev/rfcomm0",57600)` _#linux_

1. After initialising , if required the callbacks must be set
then using the start method the library will start fetching data from mindwave
i.e. `object1.start()`
similarly stop method can be called to stop fetching the data
i.e. `object1.stop()`

###The data from the device can be obtained using either of the following methods or bot of them together:###

* Obtaining value: `variable1=object1.attention` _\#to get value of attention_
>__\#other variables:__ attention,meditation,rawValue,delta,theta,lowAlpha,highAlpha,lowBeta,highBeta,lowGamma,midGamma, poorSignal and blinkStrength

* Setting callback:a call back can be associated with all the above variables so that a function is called when the variable is updated. Syntax: `setCallBack("variable",callback_function)` <br />
__for eg.__ to set a callback for attention data the syntax will be `setCallBack("attention",callback_function)`

>__\#other variables:__ attention,meditation,rawValue,delta,theta,lowAlpha,highAlpha,lowBeta,highBeta,lowGamma,midGamma, poorSignal and blinkStrength

##Sample Program##

from NeuroPy import NeuroPy
object1=NeuroPy("COM6") #If port not given 57600 is automatically assumed
#object1=NeuroPy("/dev/rfcomm0") for linux
def attention_callback(attention_value):
"this function will be called everytime NeuroPy has a new value for attention"
print "Value of attention is",attention_value
#do other stuff (fire a rocket), based on the obtained value of attention_value
#do some more stuff
return None

#set call back:

#call start method

while True:
if(object1.meditation>70): #another way of accessing data provided by headset (1st being call backs)
object1.stop() #if meditation level reaches above 70, stop fetching data from the headset

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