This is hilarious. Zapping yourself in the brain with [TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)]( is probably a delicate procedure, but there are people out there who are willing to try it, using *equipment they made themselves*. * The inimitable Ben Krasnow (of "Applied Science" YouTube fame) takes it on. [[Part 1]]( [[Part 2]]( (though he does say he has experience with this from his day job) * []( * []( The project bills itself as "very early alpha stage", and no code changes have happened since 2014, though the last commit message is "Everything is working". * [a MATLAB toolbox for controlling commercial TMS machines]( * software to simulate what effect on the brain different magnetic fields would have [[1]]( [[2]]( Possible dangers of doing DIY TMS: * Side effects of professional TMS are: Headache, scalp discomfort at the site of stimulation, tingling, spasms or twitching of facial muscles, lightheadedness, [fainting and seizures (very rare)](, and the induction of electrical currents in implanted devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators.