Hackerspaces Global Space Program/Projects
Noisebridge, San Francisco, USA
Lead Hackerspace Mitch Altman 2169 Mission St, San Francisco
Noisebridge is a space for sharing, creation, collaboration, research, development, mentoring, and of course, learning. Noisebridge is also more than a physical space, it's a community with roots extending around the world. The Hackerspace 5,600 square-foot space contains an electronics lab, machine shop, sewing/crafting supplies, two classrooms, conference area, library, darkroom, and kitchen. Everyone is welcome to use our many resources.
XinCheJian, Shanghai, China
Interstellar Farming Ricky Ng-Adam
XinCheJian is the first Chinese Hackerspace with initial space of 100 m2. The Hackerspace interest is in exploring how to grow food in self-contained environments with a variety of applications in modern urban farming. Our urban farming projects are in partnership with Susan Evans, a Tongji University M.A course Sustainable Design lecturer and founder of kplunk (http://kplunk.com), an organization committed to a sustainable future by creating demand and markets for sustainable living. Future projects include automated environmental monitoring and growing meat.
Alpha One Labs, Brooklyn, USA
Alpha One Labs Hackerspace was founded in July 2009. Promoting radical inclusivity, Alpha One Labs aims to provide a fun, tool rich space for users of all ages and interests to work on projects together. We meet every Tuesday from 7-10pm and it is open to all. Alpha One Labs is exploring a vertical engine vehicle that utilizes a new mode of propulsion for space exploration, travel and exploration within the atmosphere of other planets.
Connected Community Hackerspace (CCHS), Melbourne, Australia
(Main contacts: Andy Gelme, Luke Weston, Secondary contact: Paul Szymkowiak)
CCHS members have been undertaking space-related projects over the last couple of years as part of structured efforts such as the http://lunarnumbat.org build team and the Australian Space Research Institute (ASRI), in addition to working on less-structured amateur projects. Projects include: Lunar Numbat is a partner of WhiteLabelSpace who are competing in the Google Lunar X-Prize; Working on ASRI AusRoc 2.5 rocket engine control; and Amateur hobbyist rocket avionics, e.g. MobSenDat, for Linux Conference Australasia (LCA2011).
Maui Makers, Hawaii, USA
Extraterrestrial Habitats/Industrial Systems - Cole Keaoulu Santos Engineering & Education - Jerry Isdale
Maui Makers was founded in 2010 as the first makerspace in Hawaii. Members have a wide range of interests and projects ranging from computer activities such as web development and microcontrollers to agricultural and sustainable habitats. We are working on a state of the art aquaponics demonstration systems that incorporate microcontrollers and pressurized and gas optimized grow chambers, as well as a network of low cost RF linked weather stations for monitoring microclimates of sparsely populated (island) locales. We also mentor the local high school robotics club.
Current and future projects include: atmospheric water farming (chillbox), pressurized and gas optimized grow chambers, SCADA environmental control systems for habitats, low cost wifi weather stations, one man closed cycle habitat, Biogas systems for LOX/Methane rockets, co2 agriculture enrichment and hydrogen sulfide ore leaching.