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Pongsat Hack-a-thon

Silicon Valley Space Center

Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PST)

Mountain View, CA

Pongsat Hack-a-thon

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Tickets Ended $75.00 $0.00
Advanced Registration Tickets Ended $125.00 $0.00
Pongsat Workshop Kit   more info Ended $150.00 $9.24
Bonus Electronics Package   more info Ended $65.00 $4.57
Walk-in Ended $150.00 $9.24

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PongSat Hack - Developing Edge of Space Science

In partnership with SpaceGambit, JP Aerospace, SpaceUnited, and Solar System Express, the Silicon Valley Space Center is presenting a PONGSAT weekend hack-a-thon. With the form factor of a ping pong ball, PONGSATs can measure temperature, pressure, gravity loading, cosmic rays at altitude of 100,000 or more. Join us for this two day event.

 

Agenda


Saturday

9:00AM - John Powell of JP Aerospace & Troy Dunn of SpaceUnited

What is a PongSat - What’s Been Done


10:00AM - Blaze Sanders of Solar System Express & Stephen Murphey

What Could Be Built - The PongSat Cookbook

  • Suggest and demo 3 examples

  • How could people do their own designs

  • Where’s the Wow?!


10:45AM - Break


11:00AM - Discussion of the three sample pongsats that will be build in the afternoon

  • Pongsat 1 (15 min)

  • Pongsat 2 (15 min)

  • Pongsat 3 (15 min)


12:00PM - Lunch


1:00PM - Start of Build Cycle 1 - break into three groups

  • Pongsat 1 (90 min)

  • Pongsat 2 (90 min)

  • Pongsat 3 (90 min)


3:30PM - Break


4:00PM - Brainstorming session

  • 30 mins of lightning talks


5:00PM - Dinner


7:00PM - Start of Build Cycle 2 - break into three groups, again.

  • Pongsat 1 (90 min)

  • Pongsat 2 (90 min)

  • Pongsat 3 (90 min)


9:00PM - End of PongSat Hack Day One


Sunday

9:00AM - Progress Review - Up to 10 show and tell


10:00PM - Start of Build Cycle 3 - break into three groups, yet again.

  • Pongsat 1 (90 min)

  • Pongsat 2 (90 min)

  • Pongsat 3 (90 min)


12:00PM - Lunch


1:00PM - Testing (Break As Needed)


2:30PM - Wrap Up and turn in Pong Sat’s to JP Aerospace


3:00PM - End of PongSat Hack Day Two


Have questions about Pongsat Hack-a-thon? Contact Silicon Valley Space Center

When & Where



Hacker Dojo
599 Fairchild Dr
Mountain View, CA 94043

Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PST)


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Silicon Valley Space Center

Silicon Valley Space Center provides business acceleration, strategic direction and angel level funding for startup companies within the growing NewSpace industry in Silicon Valley. We assist start-up and early-stage companies with the commercialization of their innovative products or services. We regularly host events and workshops to bring together the vast array of entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and investors who share a passion for shaping the future of space exploration.

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