Saturday, 20 December 2014

A hackerSPACE workshop that’s just a giant bucket of awesome

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If I have any regrets in 2011, it’s not building a trip to this event into my travel budget.  There is so much awesome here, it’s unbelievable.

It’s completely sold out already!

hackerSPACE Workshop Agenda

Day One

Welcome and Introduction – Kris Kimel 9:00 – 9:30am

Why go to space? – Bob Twiggs 9:30 – 10:15am

  • Curiosity
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Tactical Advantage

Coffee Break

Why is space unique? – Bob Twiggs 10:15 – 11:00am

  • Altitude
  • Coverage
  • Environment

Discussion Breakout – What do you want to do in space? 11:00 – 12:00pm

  • Bob – Assignment
  • Dan – Discussion

Lunch (Jimmy Johns) 12:00 – 1:00pm

Mission Concept Development – Daniel Erb 1:00 – 1:45pm

  • Requirements Generation
  • Spacecraft Subsystems and Architecture
  • COTS vs Custom

Coffee Break


Testing for space – Daniel Erb 1:45 – 2:30pm

  • Types of testing
  • Terrestrial analogs
  • Testing properly

Discussion breakout – Furthering your mission concept 2:30 – 3:30pm

  • Dan – Assignment
  • Bob – Discussion

Getting a launch – Bob and Dan 3:30 – 4:15pm

  • Launch opportunities
  • Interfacing with launch providers

Coffee Break

Operations – Bob and Dan 4:15 – 5:00pm

  • Never too early
  • Amateur radio
  • APRS

Day Two

Hardware explanation 9:00 – 10:00am

  • Schematic
  • BOM
  • Kits

Coffee Break

Attendee Experiences 10:00 – 11:30am

Lunch and Open Discussion (Papa Johns) 11:30 – 12:30pm

Open Period 12:30 – 2:30pm

  • Soldering Workshop
  • Programming Workshop
  • Lab Tour
  • Discussion

Feedback, Evaluation, and Next Steps 2:30 – 3:00pm

Author: Michael Doornbos

Michael is the founder of Evadot.com and Product Designer at Simply-Home.com and as such can often be found cavorting with penguins or eating herring. Michael can be reached at mike@evadot.com and at michaeldoornbos.com and on twitter as @mrdoornbos

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