We are thrilled to have been chosen as the host of the first NASA Space Apps Challenge Sacramento (with Mojave, California NO LONGER as a Satelite to Sacramento, SEE MOJAVE WEBPAGE).
This is a hackathon over the weekend of April 11-12 with a Meet and Greet on Thursay, April 9 from 6-8pm.
REGISTER NOW for FREE by clicking on the link in the top right corner of this site! EVERYONE MUST BE REGISTERED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE, no fees are ever involved.
We invite all Makers, Designers, Coders, Scientists, Entrepreneurs, Artists, Educators and Tech Everyone (of all ages) to join in the fun in search of ground-based solutions for Space Applications. Join us to build apps, robots, games, wearables and other cool applications with the themes of Earth, Outer Space, Humans and Robotics.
Review the challenges on the home page under CHALLENGES. You may sign up to participate on any challenge and if you don't have a team all other interested parties globally will be matched together on April 11th morning. There are 35 challenges which can be viewed on the https://2015.spaceappschallenge.org/challenge/
WHAT WE PROVIDE AND WHAT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE
We’ll have high speed internet. Plenty of space is available inside and outside and a parking lot is available for testing robots and other things.
Make sure to bring your computer, cell phone, software and hardware you need and any extra things you may have to donate to other teams, e.g. old cell phones.
We are a short walk to downtown Old Folsom, learn about restaurants and see the map at visitfolsom.com. Feel free to bring your own food and beverages to keep you going.
All events take place at the Entrepreneurs Campus, 909 Mormon Street, Folsom, CA 95630. PLEASE NOTE: No parking in front of ANY homes across from the school, you will be towed. You can park around it or inside the schoolyard designated parking area. We’ll have water and coffee service but the food is on you, lots of options with a short walk to old town Folsom. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks if you wish.
Thursday, April 9, 6-8pm - Meet and Greet/Orientation: Hackathon operations and discussion about Challenges, share your ideas, pick a challenge and if you’d like, start to form teams.
Saturday, April 11, 9-9pm - NASA Space Apps Challenge: Welcome, orientation, Q&A, hackathon teams work together to solve Challenges or on another project.
Sunday, April 12, 9 - 4pm - Working Day. 4-6pm Pitches, Judging and Awards
SPECIAL BONUS EVENT FRIDAY, APRIL 10: NASA is placing a special emphasis on women in data this year. Participate in the first NASA Bootcamp streamed live from NYC to improve skills with code, data and project advocacy on Friday, April 10th. Available at any computer!
VOLUNTEER: We need technical and event volunteers, please reach Ingrid at below if interested.
QUESTIONS? Contact: [email protected] (408) 691-4784
Projects Nominated for Global Judging
Global Nominee #1Single Camera Depth Perception
Global Nominee #2Blastastic Fashion
People's choicePlant MD
Projects Receiving Local AwardsSingle Camera Depth Perception - Single Camera Depth Perception
Blastastic Fashion - Blastastic Fashion
Plant MD - Plant MD
The following projects were worked on at Sacramento:
Towards A Permanent Manned Space Colony at EML1 (Earth-Moon Lagrange point 1)Project Members from this location
The Sacramento L5 Society, local California chapter of the National Space Society, has been engaged
over the last year in analyzing possible means for powering a Moon base through the two week long lunar night. One of the attractive means for accomplishing this appear... Visit Project
NB2 Food ReplacatorProject Members from this location
The project aims to give astronauts actual food, and this food have actual taste. Also, it makes it so that astronauts would not need to land to restock their food supply as many times. Food replicators will become even more useful when their are public space transportation, or even a space co... Visit Project
Protect the PowerProject Members from this location
It aims to integrate energy conservation with video games in order to reach more young people, who will go on to shape the future.Visit Project
Plant MDProject Members from this location
Our project blends 2 themes: Crops & Water. We merged 2 groups to form one since we had a shared vision. We would like to connect with other SpaceApps teams that are developing water sensor hardware or farm monitoring drone hardware to add greater intelligence to our app and combine forces... Visit Project
Snazzy Space SuitProject Members from this location
As a child, I will be the worlds next generation of adults. It will be my job to further the human race and the sooner I start, the sooner the world will be a better place. But right now, the world is really the only place and my aims with this is to make space exploration easier a... Visit Project
Single Camera Depth PerceptionProject Members from this location
We aim to provide a tool to ease perception of depth from single sensor cameras. This solution is cheaper and less wasteful than manufacturing new camera arrays to replace old camera systems.
To perceive depth from a single position, the camera has to change its focal length to bring ob... Visit Project
SML GloveProject Members from this location
The SML Glove is designed to allow astronauts to control remote robotic devices or virtual actions. The device contains two pieces: the actual glove, including sensors, a microcontroller, and the glove fabric; and an Android app which communicates wit... Visit Project
Walking The PiscesProject Members from this location
Starting with some familiar space-related themes and some not-so-familiar space noises, this project was born out a desire to write a song that demonstrated human acheivement at NASA. Adding photos and sound bites helps round out the multimedia experience. The project hopes to inspire the ne... Visit Project
Blastastic FashionProject Members from this location
8 year old Angela asked 9 year old Samaira: "Have you ever wondered why astronauts wear dull-colored, single-function clothing?"
Their Blastastic Fashion solution: It's time to put space-age intelligence, animal kingdom skills, and fashion fun into outer space outfits. Creativity fos... Visit Project
Imagination Physics-Robotic AI SimulationProject Members from this location
- navigation of complex three dimensional scenes
- real time adaptive learning
- high level problem solving
- scalable GPU acceleration
- artificial long-term memory
- high speed robotics