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California Workshop: Sep 1

California Workshop: Sep 1



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Sat. Sep 1 in Rolling Hills Estates, CA!

Backyard Brains and the PVNet Technology Education Center are hosting a DIY neuroscience workshop just for you!

Are you interested in how your brain works? How your five senses really sense? Have you ever wondered what the spikes of neurons really look like? Do you like doing experiments? Well, you're in luck! Backyard Brains is collaborating with PVNet to conduct a workshop just for you!

The goal is this workshop is to introduce you to nerve physiology, electronics, and help you make a device to study the nervous system. You will measure the electrical signals produced by real nerve cells and muscles, with a device you make yourself. All of the necessary tool for construction will be provided. All participants will receive instruction on soldering, no experience necessary. Everyone will take home a working device. You will leave with our own muscle amplifier.

First, we will provide live demonstrations on the nervous systems by recording from the output of the Motor Cortex: via the Electromyogram (EMG). We will then guide you through how to build your own Muscle SpikerBox. Everyone will receive the parts and tools required to build, plus step-by-step instructions on how to solder each component in place.

Finally comes the fun part. Science! We'll go through a whole bunch of fun experiments you can do with your new Muscle SpikerBox.

Workshop Details

What? Muscle SpikerBox Build-it-yourself workshop and lecture
When? Saturday, Sep 1, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Where? PVNet, 550 Deep Valley Dr. #229, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Who? Open to the public. Ages 12y and above, 12y-15y must be accompanied by an adult; All under 18 must submit a parent consent form. 12 openings.
How Much? $99.99 (that's cheaper than the Muscle SpikerBox itself!)
PVNet is located at the Promenade on the Peninsula Mall. The address is 550 Deep Valley Dr. #229, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274. and can be found on the map below:

Workshop Agenda

10:00-11:30pm Lecture on neuroscience and electronics + Demonstration of live brain recordings!
11:30-2:30pm Muscle Spiker Box Building Session
2:30-3:30pm Experiments using your new SpikerBox
3:30-5:00pm Wrap up/ Discussion

Once we get you get your reservation payment, we ask you to please register at with your order number.