SpaceAppsROC is a 24 hour hackathon being held in the RIT Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Food and refreshments will be provided throughout the event.
Be sure to bring your laptops/desktops or other devices you will need for development. Parking available in 'S' Lot. Kick-off at 6pm, following BarcampROC.
Contestants will be competing in 5 Categories:
- Open Hardware
- Data Visualization
- Citizen Science
Specific Challenges will be announced by the day of the hackathon in each of the five categories. Two submissions will be selected to advance to the next round of the Top 100 projects world-wide.
In the Open Hardware category, our site will be making available for use during the event a limited number of RaspberryPi units and LeapMotion 3D gesture-control systems, thanks to our very generous sponsors.
If your organization would be interested in sponsoring Rochester's Event, send an email to our organizer and we'll send you a list of sponsorship packages.
The RIT Inn & Conference Center been added a sponsor, offering reduced rates for Rochester participants! $94.00 Overnight Guestroom Rate for the NASA International Space Apps Registrants on both April 20th & 21st
Hotel features: Newly Renovated Guest Rooms, Complimentary Wireless Internet, Indoor Pool & Sauna and two Restaurants on property. Only minutes away from campus! Rooms can be booked through the front desk at 585-359-1800. Name to mention when booking: “RIT NASA International Space Apps Challenge”
Projects Nominated for Global JudgingMS3P (My Space Plant Pod Project)
Projects Receiving Local AwardsCreative - SolarSystemHat: You are the sun
Open Hardware - PiLink
Citizen Science - MS3P (My Space Plant Pod Project)
Data Visualization - ClimateTimeMachine
Software (Honorable Mention) - SkyMorphius
Software - SpaceHub
The following projects were worked on at Space Apps Challenge Rochester:
SolarSystemHat: You are the sunProject Members from this location
This was inspired by "In the Sky with Diamonds" but does not specifically about 55 Cancri E. It is a playful art/jewelry project that engages children about space exploration. Its learning goals are:
-The child will be able to name the order of the planets in our solar system -The child... Visit Project
ClimateTimeMachineProject Members from this location
Our goal is to make it easy for users to understand the changes in climate and pollution levels that have happened over time. We will use data visualization to show users this information in an easy to understand format that will engage them in the data collected by NASA.Visit Project
starbandProject Members from this location
A bracelet that illuminates when your favorite star/celestial body is overhead. Super simple, user friendly web interface. Super simple Android app to talk BT to the device. Prototype for the apps challenge will use ISM band 'bit-bang' interface to USB hardware to show proof of concept.... Visit Project
Off the Grid WikiProject Members from this location
Our goal is to create and develop a wiki site devoted to practices and tricks for migrating off of the grid.
Although there are many websites dedicated to moving and living off of the grid, there are none that are simple, organized references that people can improve over time.
Th... Visit Project
PiLinkProject Members from this location
This project aims to develop a node Arduino code and Python code for the Raspberry Pi, that can be used to interface various sensors / actuators and maintain a redundant SPI/ USB comm. link with the Arduino, the raspberry Pi can send send in various commands to Arduino to control sensors /actu... Visit Project
SkyMorphiusProject Members from this location
SkyMorphius is a new REST-like API for SkyMorph. It allows searching the SkyMorph archives of observations of moving objects in space.
The project includes a web app that lets people search for and view images of observations of particular objects.
As people make queries for obse... Visit Project
ETChickensProject Members from this location
Extra-terrestrial Chickens is our poultry app for Space Apps. We have built a Android app using HTML5 technologies. There is information on how to raise chickens as well as a rudimentary system to track chickens and egg productionVisit Project
TeleTrackerProject Members from this location
CartoDB, JSON, and Flask powered calendar goodness.Visit Project
iCurious ChatBot: Instant Message with a Distant MessengerProject Members from this location
iCurious: Instant Message NASA's Distant Messenger Turn the far off Curiosity Rover into a close friend you can Instant Message with, while learning about life on Mars!Visit Project
Controlling OpenROV using Leap Motion Gesture Sensor and ArduinoProject Members from this location
To build glue code that interconnects the Leap SDK to Arduino through TCP sockets.Visit Project
SpaceHubProject Members from this location
SpaceHub: Send Your Projects into Orbit
SpaceHub is a hosted source management service that simplifies the management of projects. Project administrators can mirror projects stored in a variety of version control systems into one central GitHub account without having to migrate the pr... Visit Project
MS3P (My Space Plant Pod Project)Project Members from this location
Our challenge was to develop a conceptual design of a deployable greenhouse that could be used for pre-deployment on a space mission to the Moon or Mars. We addressed it with a modular solution called My Space Plant Pod Project. This modular solution allows for low infrastruc... Visit Project