Welcome to the International Space Apps Challenge 2015 in York!
Space Apps is back in York! We are very proud to be part of NASA's Space Apps Challenge which is becoming a tradition to collaboratively develop innovative solutions for global problems. We are very happy to announce our local sponsors Maplesoft, Inviqa, Merisis, Cybula and HA247. We are also very thankful of the support from the Department of Computer Science at the University of York which allowed us once again to use their brilliant facilities. RS Components and Met Office provided local prizes.
All keen students, scientists, programmers, technology enthusiasts, designers, engineers and everyone else is invited to take on challenges that we as global community face. These challenges revolve around the topics Outer Space, Earth, Humans and Robotics. Gather a team of people with a diverse background, choose your challenge and register for this year's Space Apps Challenge in York. Over 48 hours you work together to develop and innovate solutions to your challenge. Your solution doesn't need to be an 'app' in a traditional sense. It can be a website, mobile app, concept or hardware prototype. Your team will present the solution to an audience and a jury consisting of industrial professionals and well-regarded academics. The two best solutions will then compete on a global level!
We expect you to bring your own device (e.g. notebook, tablet) and other specific tools you might need for your project. Internet access (via WiFi) and power sockets will be supplied to all attendees. We will provide a free lunch, dinner and breakfast, as well as a constant supply of refreshments, tea and coffee, throughout the event.
Our venue will be open throughout the event and you are welcome to hack all through the night. There will always be at least one organiser present to help you with any questions you might have. Directions to the Computer Science Department can be found here.
Our provisional agenda:
Saturday, 11th April
10:00 Welcome & Introduction
10:30 Read to take off? Begin developing!
16:30 Optional briefing and status check
Sunday, 12th April
10:00 Briefing and status check
13:30 Submission deadline
14:00 Presentations and judging
17:30 Announcement of the winner
18:30 Space Apps York ends
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected]!
Your [email protected] organisation team
This year's organisation team:
with the kindest support from:
- Sam Kemp
- Mustafa Aydin
Projects Nominated for Global Judging
Global Nominee #1CropOp
Global Nominee #2ScopeNet
Projects Receiving Local Awards1st Winner - CropOp
2nd Winner - ScopeNet
People's Choice Award - CropOp
The following projects were worked on at York:
Visualise the Asteroid SkiesProject Members from this location
Description coming soon...Visit Project
RainbowProject Members from this location
The amount of power that will be required by the platform units is known. However, the power that the thermal subsystem will consume is connected to the heaters and their behavior is uncertain. Their behavior depends both on external (e.g. sun distance, solar aspect angle) and internal factors... Visit Project
PlaneViewProject Members from this location
PlaneView aims to tackle three key areas:
• Create a realtime interactive education platform linked to live flights
• Contribute to mass data collection
• Provide opportunities for commercial engagement
PlaneView is a web based ... Visit Project
Team Bodge! (Wireless Gloves)Project Members from this location
We are believed the astronaut needs a clear and direct tool or assistant to help them,a gloves could be a necessary choice. In the design, a Gloves with 5 flex sensors, two Gyroscope(Gyro), two Accelerometers(Acc), a heart-beat sensor, a humidity sensor and a LCD interface.The Hardware control... Visit Project
A.Em AlphaProject Members from this location
Space is dangerous. Crew members on board the ISS, or any future spacecraft, will be at risk from atmosphere control malfunctions, chemical leaks, and even breaches due to impacting space debris impacts. A hole in the hull just 5cm2 in area would cause depressurization to dangerous levels with... Visit Project
CropOpProject Members from this location
Introduction/Background: The world is making progress against hunger; the number of people who lack access to quality food has dropped from one in five to one in ten since the 1990s (Stone, 2014). The prevalence of undernourishment has also seen a substantial decrease of about 7% compared to ... Visit Project
Yunwei Lunar RoverProject Members from this location
Two astronauts may use the instruments installed in the parent vehicle which include electric drive devices, thermal imager and radar. The primary driver takes the responsibility of controlling the movement of the parent vehicle through a joystick as well as using the thermal imager and the ra... Visit Project
ScopeNetProject Members from this location
ScopeNet a low-cost hardware, firmware and online service allowing hobbyist astronomers worldwide to automate and share their telescopes online.
Astronomical observations requested from users globally are optimally dispatched to the most appropriate telescope(s)... Visit Project
Heebie JeebiesProject Members from this location
Using the Robot Operating System (ROS) framework and Gazebo simulation environment, along with MeshLab, Solidworks and Blender we created a model of a drone and a test environment similar to the inside of the International Space Station. We were able to direct the drone w... Visit Project
The Value of AsteroidsProject Members from this location
It outlines the most practical methods for obtaining an asteroid or bringing it into an earth orbit for mining purposes and the value of the materials found within them. The project was created using the Unity Engine and C# with 3D graphics created using BlenderVisit Project
iGLOVEuProject Members from this location
The aim of this project is to Support NASA's aims of Human Exploration of Mars and Asteriod Mining. The method by which we aim to progress this goal is through the development a User-Friendly GUI to remotely control a Robotic Exploratory unit, wirelessly communicate with a range of measurement... Visit Project
Blast OffProject Members from this location
Teaches children and adults some of the stages that goes into a rocket launch.Visit Project