Come join a new challenging project at the RSC Makerspace. “Spaceblimp” is an educational and exploratory high-altitude stratospheric balloon project that lofts various payloads to near-space (about 100,000ft). Whether you just want to join us, see what the project is about and help out, or already have a payload idea you'd like to develop and launch, or are an educator looking to bring cool projects to area schools, come join us!
At this worknight meeting we'll be working in al the critical parts and tools are on-hand, on various payloads, coordination with the FAA, the testing of the GPS and radios.
*** Areas where you can get involved in the SB7:
Technical: Equipment, design, assembly, programming, more...
Logistics & Outreach: PR, marketing, students outreach, more…
Nancy C. Wolfson Project Manager & Student Outreach Manager. [masked]
Rockville Makerspace:Sam C. Technical Manager. David D Logistics & Outreach Manager.
Unallocated Makerspace: Buddy, Technical and Logistics Manager.
HacDC: Enrique Cobas, Technical Manager.
Spaceblimp 7 is a collaboration between HacDC hackerspace, Rockville RSC Makerspace and Unallocated Space (Severn, MD). The Worknights Meeting are only in-person we do not do teleconference. We teleconference our Logistical meetings so you can attend the location that's most convenient to you or join us via teleconferencing:For video use Google hangout https://hangouts.google.com/group/Qtzb8tPHzkbRCn652 and for audio, we’ll use cell phones (freeconferencecall.com) Conference call details: (605)[masked] , access code[masked]
*** Important to know
Spaceblimp 7 looks to add new components that weren’t part of HacDC’s previous six Spaceblimp launches. By forming a partnership with several other area makerspaces, volunteers, hackers and educators we are expanding our team, pooling resources and aim to increase the project's visibility to the benefit of all involved. This will also expose high school students to educational and technical resources outside of the school environment as well as giving all the participants the opportunity to share skills and interests to work together and learn from one another to achieve shared goals. Local area hackers and space enthusiasts will come share and learn new skills in the design, construction and launch of the payloads.