DIY Project Documentation

  1. Electronics Basics
  2. Making Sponge Electrodes
  3. Making the Device

Practical application

  1. tDCS Using Procedures

    SpeakWisdom, 10.02.2013, Original, Mirror

  2. Electrode Placements

    LongeCity, 10.02.2013, Original

  3. Prof. Marom Bikson "Using Computational Models in tDCS Dose"

    Jove, 2011, Mirror

  4. Electrode Positioning and Montage in Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

    Jove, 2011

  5. Depressione

    Newronika, April 2012

Blogs, Forums and Portals

  1. Reddit tDCS
  2. BrmLab
  3. DIYtDCS
  4. SpeakWisdom
  5. LongeCity tDCS
  6. DCStim
  7. TDCS-Transcranial-Direct-Current NZ
  8. PubMed
  9. IEEE Explore

Commercial Products

  2. Chattanooga Ionto
  3. ActivaDose II
  4. Soterix Medical
  5. Biocurrent Kit


  1. My tDCS device


  2. DIY: TDCS Transcranial DC Stimulator

  3. DIY tDCS Howto


  4. GoFlow Schematic

  5. User-Built tDCS Research Device


  6. A Very Simple Current Regulated tDCS Device


  7. Simple DIY TDCS circuit using CRDs


  8. A little less Simple DIY TDCS circuit using CRDs


  9. Electrode assembly design for transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: A FEM modeling study*

    Neural Engineering Group, Mirror

  10. Build a Human Enhancement Device (Basic tDCS Supply)


  11. Methods for extra-low voltage transcranial direct current stimulation: current and time dependent impedance decreases.


  12. tDCS - Thoughts on Safety for the Amateur



  1. Direct stimulation may increase cognitive performance

    University of Alabama, 7 November 2013

  2. Jump-Starter Kits for the Mind

    New York Times, 1 November 2013

  3. Zapping your brain enhances your love of classic art

    New Scientist, 31 October 2013

  4. Jump-Starter Kits for the Mind

    New York Times, 28 October 2013

  5. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

    drstubbeman, 02 October 2013

  6. The Hidden Costs of Cognitive Enhancement

    Wired, 03 May 2013

  7. Don't try this at home: Researchers use tDCS to release your brain's strongest opioid painkillers

    ExtremeTech, 02 January 2013

  8. Making long-term memories in minutes: a spaced learning pattern from memory research in education

    Frontiers, January 2013

  9. Meet My New Girlfriend: tDCS

    Shinzen Young, 25 July 2012

  10. Better Living Through Electrochemistry

    LastWordOnNothing, 9 February 2012

  11. Zap your brain into the zone: Fast track to pure focus

    New Scientist, 6 February 2012

  12. £500 electric shock machine can boost learning and memory - but scientists worry it could be misused

    DailyMail, 27 January 2012

  13. Amping Up Brain Function: Transcranial Stimulation Shows Promise in Speeding Up Learning

    Scientific American, 25 November 2011

  14. DARPA Study Uses Video Game to Research tDCS, Finds More Amps Mean More Frags

    medGadget, 25 April 2011

  15. Neuroscience: Brain buzz

    Nature, 13 April 2011

  16. Transcranial direct current stimulation in the treatment of depression

    Medicographia, February 2011