By Chris Scott Barr
Remember that really cool MindFlex game from Mattel that we showed you last year? It’s been out for a little while now, and has given some modders a few creative ideas. Since it can provide a reaction to brain activity, the possibilities are endless. One group decided to use a modded version of the device as something to promote relaxation of the mind.
Okay, so they probably had no real intentions of using this thing for any real beneficial reason. They just wanted to shock the crap out of people. Essentially they hooked up an electroshock unit up to the device. When someone used more than low frequency brainwaves, they’d receive a painful shock. As you can see in the video, it’s hard to not concentrate when people are standing there heckling you.
This is a hack that you should probably never actually do. Negative reinforcement for using high frequency brainwaves could theoretically cause issues with concentration and cognition. However, for those curious, there are full instructions over on the creator’s website.
(These guys totally get bonus points for the background music.)