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Congrats on receiving your DIY Gear! You are a few hours away from doing your own Neuroscience experiments! To view your step by step instructions, choose the kit you'd like to build below.

Neuron SpikerBox

DIY Kit

Build your own device to record the action potentials of insects! These instructions let you build your own Neuron SpikerBox.

Muscle SpikerShield

DIY Kit

You are in control... literally! Now you can control machines and electronics of your Arduino projects with the electrical activity of your muscles! What will you create?

Muscle SpikerBox

DIY Kit

These instructions all you to build a device that records the electrical activity from your musculature system. You will soon see your own Motor APs!

2-Chan Neuron SpikerBox

DIY Kit

Instructional handout to build our professional grade DIY Kit: the two channel SpikerBox

2-Chan Neuron SpikerBox

Upgrade Kit

Here are the instructions to convert your 2 Neuron SpikerBoxes into a single dual-channel SpikerBox.

Human-Human Interface

DIY Instructions

Here are the instructions to build the Human-Human Interface with SpikerShield up to version 1.0b

Muscle SpikerBox Arduino Mod

DIY Instructions

Here are the instructions to modify your Muscle SpikerBox to work as an input for your Arduino.