• El Space Apps Costa Rica permite unir el desarrollo de software con el desafío de lograr una aplicación en 30 horas continuas. Esta actividad será realizada en paralelo en 50 ciudades alrededor del mundo, además de la International Space Station y la Antártica.

    Tecnológico de Costa Rica
    NASA ha elegido al Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica para su organización debido a su afinidad con las temáticas y sus capacidades docentes y estudiantiles, además del espacio físico con el cual cuenta en sus diferentes campus.

    Equipo técnico propuesto por el TEC y otros especialistas afines con la temática, actualmente se encuentra abierto para ser definido.

    La participación es abierta, deben ser personas mayores de edad o menores con autorización de sus padres, se conforman equipos de desarrollo que no necesariamente deben ser programadores o desarrolladores, se recomiendan equipos multidisciplinarios.

    Martes 7 de abril
    10am - Cierre de inscripciones

    Sábado 11 de abril
    7am - Registro y entrega de materiales
    8am - Bienvenida y apertura

    Domingo 12 de abril
    2pm - Final de la hackathon
    2pm - Revisión de proyectos por los jueces
    5pm - Premiación y acto de clausura

    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Global Nominee #1

    S.H.M.I Out of hands

    Global Nominee #2

    Forest Guardian

    People's choice

    Böle (Crowd-testing water sources)

    Galactic Impact

    Forest Guardian


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    Biblioteca José Figueres Ferrer
    Tecnológico de Costa Rica
    Cartago, Cartago
    Costa Rica

    Team ISACCR
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  • The following projects were worked on at Cartago:

    • Coffe Cloud - ( Coffe Crop Alert)

      Project Members from this location
      • Luis Chinchilla Arias

      The project seeks the farmer can conduct a study that shows the risk can have their crops during harvest season, so it seeks to minimize damage to crops and in the best case eliminate such damage, the application also offers the function predictions and warnings about factors that could affect... Visit Project

    • Böle (Crowd-testing water sources)

      Project Members from this location
      • Nathalie Cubero
      • Armando Enrique Gamboa Borges
      • Alexander Figueroa
      • María Paz  Lobo Zeledón
      • Oscar Montes
      • Kevin Quesada
      • Philippe Heymans
      • Jimmy Herrera Granados


      We are a team of 13 students for several different areas of science, raging from environmental engineering to mathematics and business administration. Böle is a word in cabecar, a native american culture that resides on Costa Rican highlands. It means water spring.Visit Project

    • Down to Earth

      Project Members from this location
      • Jonathan Barquero
      • Jonathan Barquero

      Device for tracking human metabolic data with different sensors: - Body Temperature - Environment Temperature - Glucometer - Salive PH level - ECG - ECM - Oximeter - Blood Pressure


      1.Medical Analysis (raw data shown as line charts and data tables, as well as illness prev... Visit Project


      Project Members from this location
      • Wilberth Chaves Sandi

      SMT, SAVE LANDING is an idea that solve partialy, the problem of the "Seven minutes of terror" O.o Yeah, we are trying to develop a kind of probe, like the best friend of the "Mission Mother Ship", which will explore the different depths of the land, looking for the best area where the MMS tha... Visit Project

    • Forest Guardian

      Project Members from this location
      • Luis Alonso Murillo Rojas
      • Luis Chinchilla Arias
      • Marcela  Amador-Salas
      • Emmanuel Mora Marín

      Forest Guardians helps to reduce the reaction time to attack and dissolve Forest Fires with data visualization, we took raw data and created relationships among them, allowing us to generate a approximate prediction of the fire behavior and factors that can help to terminate them.

      Raw d... Visit Project

    • Asteroid Tycoon

      Project Members from this location
      • Esteban Arias
      • Asdrubal Alpizar-Pessoa

      Asteroid Tycoon is a turn-based game in which the player guides a group of drones in a quest for mining and gathering resources through the asteroid belt. The purpose of this game is to educate players about real asteroids and to give an idea of how difficult can this be and how much could it ... Visit Project

    • O3 Injury Detection

      Project Members from this location
      • Jeancarlo Arguello
      • Jose Mario Carranza Rojas
      • Rafael Alfaro

      Our project aims to automatically detect leave injury from leaf pictures taken from a mobile camera. The images must have a uniform background (say a leaf agsint a sheet of paper) for easier segmentation. Segmentation is achieved by clustering the pixels is leaf/no-leaf clusters, using the col... Visit Project

    • Interactive Interpersonal Space System

      Project Members from this location
      • Alexander Sánchez
      • Marco Acuña
      • Elizabeth Vargas
      • Paulette Herrera
      • Gabriel Loria
      • Brenda Villalobos Arias
      • Francisco Díaz Palma
      • Luis Alejandro Ramírez Chacón

      By a wearable device made up of sensors, we compile quantitative information as a result of several emotions. Then this information is visualized in an app,so the system can give instructions to make a pleasant atmosphere between astronauts.

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      Project Members from this location
      • René Rey
      • Werner Juarez

      The major purpose of this application is to help the departments of Forest Engineering for the protection and care of the environment, avoiding physical visits to different forests for taking pictures, saving time and financial resources, the usefulness of the application will be using the soc... Visit Project

    • UpShot

      Project Members from this location
      • Joseph Monge
      • Melisa Carranza Z
      • Ariana Leiva

      The methods for analyzing the sky already exist; however, they don't work if the sample isn't big enough. This app aims for users from all over the word to take pictures of the sky in order to maintain the data flowing, besides, they will know what is the amount of aerosols where they are. Thi... Visit Project

    • One year on Mars

      Project Members from this location
      • Vinicio Flores
      • Jose Mejía
      • Ricardo Sánchez Delgado
      • Kevin Ramirez

      The simulation game aims to transform into an extensible, powerful simulation system of the Martian environment, weather, and to give the possibility to astronauts and investigators to plan strategies and to have a more clear paradigm of what they will see there. It wants to achieve an auto-u... Visit Project

    • ZGSmartD

      Project Members from this location
      • Rolando Esquivel Sancho
      • Elvis Aguilar Céspedes
      • David Chaverri
      • Mauricio Madriz Arias
      • Wilmer Anchía Chacón
      • Sergio González Q.

      El control de las funcionalidades del ZGSmartD se realiza mediante un App situado en un wearable (SmartPhone), en el cual mediante una interfaz se accede al menú de funcionalidades del dispositivo, quién atiende la instrucción y ejecuta la orden del ingeniero espacial. ZGSmartD maneja su posic... Visit Project

    • LYCA (Lightweight Carrier Assistant)

      Project Members from this location
      • Luis Diego Soto

      We defined three main design criteria for this challenge: size, energy consumption, and compatibility with inhabited spaces. Having as a main to maintain the lowest energy consumption.

      Having that clear, we evaluated several shapes. Our analysis has showed that in shared spaces an sphe... Visit Project

    • S.H.M.I Out of hands

      Project Members from this location
      • Jeiner Alvarado Fonseca
      • Jeannette Induni

      SHMI demonstrates that we can create new ways to interact with the laboratory and computer equipment in the ISS. This new HMI have to be reliable and intuitive. Nowadays the astronauts rely on direct contact with the controls and sometimes is difficult to interact with them, specially if both ... Visit Project