The annual SpaceApps hackathon was kickstarted April 11th in Montreal, and teams were ready to work on the morning April 12th. And what a better place to have it than at the Planetarium?
The idea of SpaceApps is to gather those who dream about space exploration and life on earth, and solve together challenges. There are programmers, hackers, designers, and of course space fans in the same room — with the goal of presenting publicly their solution after 48 hours of hacking. In Montréal, SpaceApps is organized by TINK TANK, with the support of Google Montreal, Dynavision RS&DE, and MTL NewTech.
SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program and is happening in hundreds of cities worldwide at the same time.
Here are the projects underway :
The Astrorift team wants to use the Oculus Rift to visualize asteroids’s path:
Trela aims to centralize alerts and sky events, on the web & mobile phone:
Leaf Me Alone aims to determine ozone pollution levels by using crowdsourced imagery
BioMSS (for Bio Mechanical Space Suit) wants to make a wearable fabric, worn under a space suit, that monitors 12 different vital functions, such as ECG, oxygen etc.
DIY Telescope wants to make an astronomy telescope for smartphones, by using 3D printing.
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