Getting started with the Myo Gesture Control Armband

So you've decided to get a Myo Armband and start experimenting with it? Maybe you've watched this promo video, and thought how cool it would be to use it for your own projects?

If you're looking for help on starting your gesture controlled adventures using the Myo armband then you've came to the right place.

We here at Raquena Engineering had the pleasure of playing around with this little sensor stacked device, and have developed a couple of applications for our customers using it, and since we haven't found an online tutorial or documentation that covered all of what we needed, we decided to compile a series of tutorials on using the Myo armband and connecting it with different devices.

Now we have to clear the air about a couple of things before we dive into the details. If you still haven't bought the armband yet, then please remember that the video above is a promotional video from the company that makes the armband, and that the real thing won't work as accurately and smoothly as shown, and that even though we enjoyed working with it, we still have quite a lot to complain about.

Alrighty, now that we've got that out of our list, let's jump into the details. The tutorials are gonna be divided into two main parts, the first one for using the Myo with an Arduino, and the second one for using it with a machine running Linux.

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Ahmed Alsharif

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