The paper presents a collection of electroencephalography (EEG) data from a portable Steady State Visual Evoked Potentials (SSVEP)-based Brain Computer Interface (BCI). The collection of data was acquired by means of experiments based on repetitive visual stimuli with four different flickering frequencies. The main novelty of the proposed data set is related to the usage of a single-channel dry-sensor acquisition device. Different from conventional BCI helmets, this kind of device strongly improves the users’ comfort and, therefore, there is a strong interest in using it to pave the way towards the future generation of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Consequently, the dataset proposed in this paper aims to act as a key tool to support the research activities in this emerging topic of human-computer interaction.