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May 25, 2003 8:06 PM   Subscribe

Make your own EKG for less than $5 in parts, using your PC, pennies for electrodes, and a simple amp circuit. But careful with the voltage, now.
posted by Vidiot (9 comments total)
don't come crying to me if you find yourself dead.
Now, that is what I call a disclaimer!
posted by dg at 9:24 PM on May 25, 2003

"...with less than $10 in parts..."
Price went up. Though "less than 5" is still "less than 10". :-) Interesting link, regardless.
posted by ArsncHeart at 9:51 PM on May 25, 2003

Considering how I had most of the parts on hand, the total cost to me was about $0.58. (That's $0.55 for the 5 foot wire and $0.03 for the three pennies I had to solder to). Of course, for people starting from scratch, it will cost them around $4.

But I won't quibble. (Nor will I build one.) ;-)

I also love how he says that it's useful so you can notice when your heart stops and will know when to dial 911.
posted by Vidiot at 10:37 PM on May 25, 2003

Gee. I come to MeFi to forget about work. (I'm a polysomnographic technician.) Well, there that goes...
posted by Samizdata at 11:29 PM on May 25, 2003

wake me up when they have instructions for brainwave thingy (Electroencephelograph?)
posted by delmoi at 1:26 AM on May 26, 2003

I will make one of these this week. I graduated this weekend and I don't have a job yet. I can't wait to impress all my friends in my secret lab in my parent's basement!
posted by crazy finger at 6:10 AM on May 26, 2003

But most important thing, he doesn't sux, unlike millions.
posted by elpapacito at 1:54 PM on May 26, 2003

wake me up when they have instructions for brainwave thingy (Electroencephelograph?)

Wake up! Wakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupwakeup! WAKE UP!

(It's a little more expensive, though.)
posted by iceberg273 at 5:57 PM on May 26, 2003

posted by gruchall at 12:17 PM on May 27, 2003

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