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Welcome to the OpenBCI Community

Welcome to the OpenBCI Learning Pages! Here you will find a wide range of guides and tutorials that are intended to teach you how to use your OpenBCI gear. If you run into issues or have additional questions, head to our Forum with daily active users. Check out the Community Page for project ideas!

The Learning Pages are separated into the following sections:

  • Getting Started — Everything you need to know to setup your OpenBCI Equipment for the first time.
  • Cyton Board - Explanations, tutorials and examples for working with the Cyton board and Cyton+Daisy board.
  • Ganglion Board - Explanations, tutorials and examples for working with the Ganglion board.
  • Headwear & Electrodes - Here you will find guides for using board attachments such as headsets, headbands, and the electrode cap.
  • Third-Party Hardware - Here you will find information about the OpenBCI-compatible accessories.
  • Software - This section includes guides on how to get connected to OpenBCI hardware using software developed by OpenBCI and commonly used 3rd-Party Software such as Matlab, OpenVIBE, and more!
  • For Developers - The information in this directory will help you start developing with OpenBCI technology.
  • Troubleshooting - Find fixes for common hardware and software issues here
  • Examples - This section includes projects that members of our community have worked on.
  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Research Published With OpenBCI

We put together The OpenBCI Citation List, a collection of recently published peer-reviewed research using OpenBCI products. We're proud of how many OpenBCI-based research reports are out there!


If you are interested in contributing to the OpenBCI Learning Pages, follow this simple tutorial on how to edit our documentation! If you notice any mistakes in these guides, you can open an issue in our Docs Repository.

Real-time EEG data with OpenBCI GUI

GUI release, version 4.1.5, showing data obtained with the Ultracortex Mark IV EEG Headset 8 channel

GUI v4.1.5

Head to the Software section for how-tos!