In 2012, Australia participated in the inaugural International Space Apps Challenge. Events were held across Australia and coordinated through a central, flagship event. Of the seven solutions developed over the 48 hour period, five were selected as finalists, to then be judged against others that were developed from across the world!
This year, Australia's flagship event will be at the Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre (AITC), ANU, Canberra. From here, all Australian sites will be coordinated with regular video conferencing connections and team collaboration opportunities.The Victorian Space Science Education Centre is one of the Victorian State Government's Specialist Maths and Science Centres. It uses the context of space to education primary and secondary school students and their teachers.
We welcome participants with all types of skills, including coding, developing, designing, creating ideas and engineering to name a few. Most importantly, if you have a passion for science, technology and creating, then this is for you!
The event will run over a 48 hour period from 20-21 April 2013. The challenges which participants will work on, are to be released quite soon, so keep an eye out on the Challenges page for more details.
Projects Nominated for Global JudgingCatch a Meteor
Projects Receiving Local Awards2nd Prize - Australian Local GitHub Award - Catch a Meteor
The following projects were worked on at Space Apps Challenge Melbourne:
Catch a MeteorProject Members from this location
The catch a meteor project is an Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nox.catch_a_meteor) application aiming to help amateurs as well as experienced meteors observers.
The application gathers the dates, times and details about the upcoming meteor showers. Plenty o... Visit Project
Renewable Energy HunterProject Members from this location
This project is about discovering renewable energy potential for Australia (and perhaps extendible to include whole earth). We collect data from Australia's Bureau of Meteorology and process how much energy could be extracted from the user's current latitude and longitude using renewable sourc... Visit Project