aerohead

Astronauts have a few belongings to remind them of their friends and family. A 3D printed portrait of their loved ones with audio will have a more lasting impact on the astronaut's emotional health, which is more critical the longer they stay in space. Using a 3D printer model and a LinkIt One micro-controller board, they can be sent a 3D portrait of their love one that lets them listen to their kids' voice or their beloved spouse and hold it in their palm of their hands when times get tough.

Description

SPACE CHALLENGE

There are emotional challenges ahead for our astronauts. They have families and loved ones on Earth and it becomes even more crucial to their mental health to stay connected to their loved ones the longer they explore in space.

MISSION

We wanted to focus on the latest tech to help them to feel connected to their families. An astronaut's work is very important but if their mind is not kept sharp and in focus and they're constantly struggling with depression or fear of missing out because they are not as close with their spouse as they were.

PROBLEMS ASTRONAUT ENCOUNTERS

It is quite easy at the moment for Astronauts to radio down to Earth from the ISIS or from their shuttle that is orbiting around EARTH. But think past that. We are to have a Mars mission soon and it takes a radio signal as long as 23 minutes to reach Mars from Earth. Imagine you said to your loved one on Earth I love you and you didn't hear back from them for 23 minutes and you know it will take 23 minutes but it's hard to grip with the reality of it for the rest of the space mission to carry conversations that way.

SOLUTION

A photo might not be enough. It is not interactive. Arranging phone calls and hassling between time zones is troublesome. Astronauts can't take their daughter's teddy bear on the spacecraft either. Astronauts may not be allowed to have fiber because of lint which can clog filters, but they can abide by the safety standards with having a loved one send a 3D printed portrait of themselves. The spouse or family member can scan their face with a camera depth sensor quickly and easily and the file can be saved to a 3D printed compatible file. It is quickly printed onto the space shuttle. The 3D printed portrait can then be combined with a small microprocessor that is onboard the shuttle. The small microprocessor can record audio that has been sent thru radio communications that can be uploaded later. Now an astronaut can carry a loved one in space.

ITEMS USED TO MAKE AN AEROHEAD

  • 3D printer

  • LinkIt One with audio

CATCHY MUSIC LYRIC FROM THE LATINA TWINS

HELLO SPACE DAD HELLO SPACE DAD

This is your daughters from EAST LA

HELLO SPACE DAD HELLO SPACE DAD

We tried to get you on FaceTime

But space is too far for me to face you at a distance

I then tried Skype

Found out that the sky is only the limit. You are in space, Dad!!!

HELLO SPACE DAD HELLO SPACE DAD

We took on NASA Space Apps Challenge

Printed our face to outer space from Pasadena

Hope you got our message. Space out.


Project Information


License: Open Software License 3.0 (OSL-3.0)


Source Code/Project URL: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MisoClever22/hellospacedad2/master/audio.ino


Resources


Mike's Aerohead presentation - http://app.emaze.com/user/misha_dd
Audio that is in the AeroHead - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYYo9xVasAA
AeroHead brief presentation - http:[email protected]/aeroheadpptx
how we did this - https://twitter.com/cybercodetwins/status/589848806226726912

Team

  • America Lopez
  • penelope lopez
  • Mike Amron


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