With the rising popularity of brainwave entrainment, it is not surprising that Do-It-Yourself-ers are taking on the challenge of creating Light and Sound devices on the cheap.
Last week a user on our forum sent us a link to his outstandanding tutorial on how to create an AudioStrobe decoder in a box of Altoids.
You can find the steps for building this device, here.
Make Magazine has also taken on the challenge of creating a stand-alone light/sound machine. View the video below:
DIY Magnetic Stimulation
Another recent bit of DIY from our forum involves “magnetic entrainment”, or what could be called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It was found that the magnetic coils used in some entrainment devices are really just a simple telephone pickup device which you can find here.
It responds to sound, so technically speaking our software should already be completely compatible with it. Just create a tone track, set the rate to zero and the pitch to whatever frequency you would like to stimulate your brain with.
I have bought a few of these and hope to do some experimentation when I find the time. However, a word of caution: Magnetic entrainment can be extremely powerful. Be sure you know what you are getting into before DIYing this.