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Muscle BioAmp Blip#

A mikroBUS™ compatible ElectroMyography (EMG) sensor for precise recording of muscle signals.

Overview#

Muscle BioAmp Blip is single channel mikroBUS™ compatible ElectroMyography (EMG) sensor for precise muscle signal recording. It allows you to add the EMG functionality to your projects at ease. You can either connect it to any mikroBUS port or even a breadboard to get started.

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Features & Specifications#

Minimum Input Voltage

5 V

Input Impedance

10^12 ohm

Fixed Gain

x2420

Bandpass filter

72 – 720 Hz

Compatible Hardware

Any development board with an ADC (Arduino UNO & Nano, Espressif ESP32, Adafruit QtPy, STM32 Blue Pill, BeagleBone Black, Raspberry Pi Pico, to name just a few)

BioPotentials

EMG (Electromyography)

No. of channels

1

Electrodes

3 (Positive, Negative, and Reference)

Dimensions

2.54 x 2.86 cm

Open Source

Hardware + Software

Hardware#

Images below shows a quick overview of the hardware design.

PCB Front

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PCB Back

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Connecting with Arduino#

To get started, you can pair Muscle BioAmp Blip with any development board with an ADC (Arduino UNO & Nano, Espressif ESP32, Adafruit QtPy, STM32 Blue Pill, BeagleBone Black, Raspberry Pi Pico, to name just a few) or any standalone ADC of your choice.

To measure the EMG signals, connect BioAmp Cable v3 with your muscle sensor as shown in the image below:

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Some project ideas#