Miami Growing Beyond Earth Make-A-Thon

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road

Coral Gables, FL 33156

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Join us for a weekend of making - where teams will collaborate to design and prototype the future of space farming for NASA!

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The Growing Beyond Earth Maker Challenge is calling on makers nationwide to submit their ideas for a new plant growing chamber design for the International Space Station. This Make-A-Thon will provide resources, materials, and mentorship for teams in Miami to create their ideas and prepare their submissions for the challenge.

The challenge is open to:

  • High School Teams
  • Collegiate Teams
  • Professional Teams

Although individuals can apply, we recommend teams of 3 or more. When building your teams, try finding people with various skills to tackle the various aspects of the challenge: 3D Design, Graphic Design, Electronics, Etc.

More information and resources can be found on: https://www.fairchildgarden.org/Education/Growing-Beyond-Earth-Maker-Contest

Make-A-Thon Agenda

Friday

5-6pm | Team Registration

6-6:45pm | Introduction + Presentation

7-8pm | Networking

Saturday

10am | Breakfast Snacks

10am - 6pm | Make-A-Thon Build Hours

12pm | Lunch

6pm-8pm| Presentations + Awards

The Challenge

Design a structure to grow plants on the International Space Station. Currently, their system has plants on the bottom and led lights on top, but in a zero gravity environment you can maximize the amount of plants growing in the 50CM cubic volume by desiging a system that utilizes more of that space. More plants = bigger harvest! More food in space enables longer trips to explore longer ranges - to Mars and beyond! Your team will need to create the structural system to hold the plants and account for the lighting, watering, and air circulation systems. Not to worry - there will be mentors and experts available to help you with any questions you may have throughout the make-a-thon!

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