Engineering students: NASA SPACE APPS CHALLENGE

Engineering students: FREE 2 day hands-on collaborative event: 20-21 April 2013, QUT
Register – http://spaceappschallenge.org/location/brisbane/

The NASA International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event will run over a 48 hour period from 20-21 April 2013 and embraces collaborative problem solving with the goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of additional government collaborators and 100+ local partner organizations.

QUT is hosting the Brisbane event in the new Science and Engineering Centre. This venue epitomises all that the International Space Apps Challenge is about; transparency, participation, collaboration and open data. For those in and around the Brisbane area, it should prove to be a fantastic event full of learning, coding, sharing, designing and creating!The idea of a Challenge is so compelling because it acknowledges the fact that the world is facing serious challenges – and that we all have to work together to approach them. While there are prizes offered for great solutions, the main challenge we focus on is enabling 48 hours of highly engaged collaboration- and discovering what we can create when that happens.

With over 50 challenge ideas to choose from, they are designed to serve as an inspiration for your work and as a platform for the global community to work together. For that reason, we encourage you to join with others around the world during the event to create a collaborative solution.

Challenge Snapshot:

“No Delays” Air Traffic Management
Create a crowd-sourced gaming and technology development platform to evolve the best ideas for future air traffic management

Solar Flare
Visualize invisible (to the human eye) phenomena that can affect so many vital terrestrial activities.

ArduSat
Extend the functionality of ArduSat – an open satellite platform based on Arduino.

Curiosity at Home
Foster a connection between citizens and the Mars rover through software, visualizations, or an app.

Lego Rovers
Design a remotely operation system to control a Lego Robot through a computer or smartphone.

QUT welcomes participants with all types of skills, including coding, developing, designing, creating ideas and engineering to name a few. Most importantly, if you have a passion for science, technology and creating, then this is for you!

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