[Space] Fwd: Next steps for Spacebridge in Hackerspaces In Space

Christie Dudley longobord at gmail.com
Sun Mar 21 22:40:03 PDT 2010


er... I meant...
What say you we experiment with hydrogen.

Ahem.
_______
"We also briefly discussed having officers replaced by very small shell
scripts." -- Noisebridge meeting notes 2008-06-17

The outer bounds is only the beginning.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/genriel/sets/72157623376093724/


On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 10:39 PM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>wrote:

> In line with this I had the most fascinating discussion with Ben (our
> resident chemist) about something we could do to cut our launch cost in
> half.  He explained to me a way to extract hydrogen from water that involved
> water, deep cycle batteries (about the same as a car battery, but would be
> more appropriate for delivering a continuous charge), and a salt bridge.  He
> suggested that this was not novel and there are lots of instructions out on
> the web put together by people that do this sort of thing.
>
> Assuming they don't count the cost of the batteries (which would be silly,
> since you're not counting the cost of the cylinder that holds the helium
> since it's just rented) this means that we could reduce that $100+ cost down
> to pennies, reducing the total cost of the launch dramatically.
>
> What say you we experiment with helium?
>
> Christie
> _______
> "We also briefly discussed having officers replaced by very small shell
> scripts." -- Noisebridge meeting notes 2008-06-17
>
> The outer bounds is only the beginning.
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/genriel/sets/72157623376093724/
>
>
>
> On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Ariel Waldman <ariel at arielwaldman.com>wrote:
>
>> Ok, I added myself since there were no other votes. Will let you all know
>> if they send me any updates on the competition.
>>
>>
>>
>> Ariel Waldman | digital anthropologist
>>
>> [ http://arielwaldman.com | http://spacehack.org ]
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 8:54 PM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
>>
>>> I nominate Ariel.
>>>
>>> m.
>>>
>>> On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 5:53 PM, Ariel Waldman <ariel at arielwaldman.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > Hey everyone, we've been added to the competition!
>>> >
>>> > Please read what Jay sent me below. The PDF of the rules is on
>>> > http://workshop88.com/space/ . We need to elect an individual from our
>>> group
>>> > per the note below.
>>> >
>>> > Send me your thoughts!
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Ariel Waldman | digital anthropologist
>>> >
>>> > [ http://arielwaldman.com | http://spacehack.org ]
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> > From: Jay Margalus <jay.margalus at gmail.com>
>>> > Date: Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 4:31 PM
>>> > Subject: Re: Is Hackerspaces in Space a domestic or int'l competition?
>>> > To: Ariel Waldman <ariel at arielwaldman.com>
>>> > Cc: Kevin Roof <roofuskit at gmail.com>
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Not a problem at all, we're still accepting groups applying late.
>>>  You've
>>> > been added to this list.  Here's some additional info I just sent out,
>>> > including info on what you can do next:
>>> > Thanks for signing up to participate in Hackerspaces in Space!
>>> > News
>>> > The past few weeks have been really exciting for us.  Hackerspaces in
>>> Space
>>> > (HSIS) has registered 29 organizations, including groups from Germany,
>>> > Thailand, Malaysia, and Australia.  We've received some pretty nice
>>> > write-ups from Make Magazine, Hobbyspace, Evadot, Spacehack, and
>>> > thehackerspaces.org website.  The energy behind HSIS has also moved
>>> outside
>>> > the realm of hackerspaces to encompass other enthusiastic groups and
>>> > organizations.  We welcome any curious individuals interested in
>>> science,
>>> > making, and exploration.
>>> > For those of you who are hackerspaces, we have additional news that
>>> we're
>>> > pleased to announce: HSIS has become the participating event for the
>>> > competitive leg of the first annual "Hackerspace Awards".  An idea out
>>> of
>>> > Makers Local 256 with hackerspace.org support, the Hackerspace Awards
>>> > recognize innovation and ingenuity within the maker community.  This
>>> creates
>>> > no extra work for you or your organization -- it's just another way to
>>> bring
>>> > us together.
>>> > For everybody, we have even more news coming up that you'll find quite
>>> > interesting.
>>> > Competition Update
>>> > Now that registration has finally closed, we're asking two things of
>>> each
>>> > registered group:
>>> > 1) To elect an individual and submit their name to serve on the Event
>>> Board
>>> > outlined in the rules.  Please e-mail jmargalus at workshop88.com with
>>> your
>>> > information before April 1, 2010.
>>> > 2) To re-read the rules attached to this e-mail, and ask us any
>>> questions
>>> > you might have about them.
>>> > Additionally, the Hackerspace Awards team has inquired, granted your
>>> group
>>> > will take part in the Awards, if your Event Board nominee will also
>>> judge a
>>> > "merits based event" as part of the Awards.  This is an excellent
>>> > opportunity for everyone to participate in this new and exciting event,
>>> so
>>> > if you have any thoughts, please let us know.
>>> >
>>> > Thanks again for signing up, and be sure to keep us all updated on your
>>> own
>>> > balloon's progress!
>>> > Happy ballooning,
>>> > Jay Margalus
>>> > p.s. If you are not a member of a hackerspace, but would like more
>>> > information on hackerspaces in your area, feel free to mail me with
>>> your
>>> > information and I'll point you in the right direction.
>>> > Jay Margalus
>>> > Polymath Workshop, Inc.
>>> > www.wepolymath.com
>>> >
>>> > Have a nice day
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 6:22 PM, Ariel Waldman <ariel at arielwaldman.com>
>>> > wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> Hi Jay,
>>> >>
>>> >> I just submitted my name to the registration on behalf of the
>>> hackerspace
>>> >> Noisebridge. Spacebridge (the space group at Noisebridge) has been
>>> working
>>> >> on weather balloon payloads since December and we had our first test
>>> launch
>>> >> last month. I thought someone in the group had already registered for
>>> the
>>> >> competition but found out yesterday that it hadn't been done yet. Can
>>> you
>>> >> grant Noisebridge late entry?
>>> >>
>>> >> If so, please let me know what next steps are (aside from read the PDF
>>> >> rules on the site).
>>> >> Thanks!
>>> >>
>>> >> Ariel Waldman | digital anthropologist
>>> >>
>>> >> [ http://arielwaldman.com | http://spacehack.org ]
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> > _______________________________________________
>>> > Space mailing list
>>> > Space at lists.noisebridge.net
>>> > https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/space
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Space mailing list
>> Space at lists.noisebridge.net
>> https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/space
>>
>>
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/space/attachments/20100321/197066ae/attachment-0001.htm 


More information about the Space mailing list