Round Rock

Round Rock

TechShop Austin-Round Rock
  • TechShop Austin-Round Rock is excited to officially host our First International Space Apps Challenge! 

    We’re looking for web developers, designers, content developers and anyone interested in the collaborative advancement of space or technology.
    Come build amazing apps, data visualizations, and other solutions to further space exploration, education and NASA missions.


    TUESDAY, April 8 (7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
    Pre Challenge MeetUp at TechShop - Brainstorm, meet other participants, choose your challenge, or just hang out! (Join virtually too through Google Hangouts! - add [email protected] to your Video Chat)

    FRIDAY, April 11 (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Meet and Greet Social

    Meet other participants, enjoy light refreshments and snacks, and tour TechShop.

    SATURDAY, April 12 (9 a.m. - midnight) Lift off!
      9:15 a.m. - Registration and check - in
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Schedule and announcements 
    10:15 a.m. -  BLAST OFF!
    12:30 p.m. -   Lunch break - MakerBot Demo
      1:30 p.m. -   Keep going!
      2:00 p.m. -  3:00 p.m. - WORKSHOP - Screen Print a Space Apps T-Shirt - Purchase tickets HERE
      4:00 p.m. -  Laser Cutter Demo
      4:30 p.m.  -  7:00 p.m. -  Sign your team up to laser cut parts for your projects!
      6:30 p.m. -  Dinner break
      8:00 p.m. -  Keep on 'til we close at midnight!

    SUNDAY, April 13 (10 a.m. - 7 pm) Wrap up - Awards - Social
     9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Waterjet Demo and Breakfast
    10:00 a.m. - Briefing & updates 
    10:15 a.m. - Begin developing
    12:00 p.m. - Lunch break
      3:00 p.m. - Submission Deadline
      3:00 p.m. - WORKSHOP - Laser Etch A Pint Glass - Purchase tickets HERE
      4:00 p.m.  - Presentations
      5:00 p.m.  - Judging and Awards
      5:30 p.m. -  Mini Wrap - Up Social - Tours
      6:00 p.m. - WORKSHOP - Vacuum Form a Chocolate Mold - Purchase tickets HERE


    High-speed internet will be provided. Comfortable space and light refreshments, popcorn and coffee will be available.  Food will be your responsibility.  We have several tasty options nearby! 

    Bring your computer, a charger, and your A-game!


    Contact Casey at [email protected]



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    Round Rock, TX
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  • The following projects were worked on at Round Rock:

    • Marvin's Lunchbox

      Project Members from this location
      • Paige Roberts
      • Tony Hammitt
      • Paige Roberts

      Moon or Martian colonists may take some time to set up more elaborate greenhouse facilities after they land, but a good supply of nutritious food and oxygen needs to be already waiting for them when they arrive. We're designing a little insulated box that can be deployed onto a relatively flat... Visit Project

    • Are We There Yet?

      Project Members from this location
      • Paige Roberts
      • Chris Boette

      We are building an attractive and easy to use interactive visualization for the web of all space missions coming up in the next few years. You should be able to sort by mission type, date, agency, etc. and see what's coming up.

      Visit Project

    • Capture and orbital transfer of Asteroid (2)

      Project Members from this location
      • Ross Dickey
      • Samuel Ximenes
      • William Beason
      • Karl Konz
      • vivek ahuja

      Three challenges when capturing an asteroid in Earth's gravity are attaching a vehicle to the asteroid, halting tumbling, and changing its orbit to intersect Earth's.

      To attach to the asteroid, we will use a tethered inflatable sail with a flexible capture membrane to contain the astero... Visit Project


      Project Members from this location
      • pa jules

      we have developed a web application in php which is Travert images slideshow vote these images. 1. Image slideshow 2. Voting images 3. Adding images

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    • urbansim integration with

      Project Members from this location
      • Volodymyr Dyedov
      • Volodymyr Dyedov

      UrbanSim is an open source urban development simulation system. It is most widely used tool for land use and transportation planning and modeling by planning agencies. Online access to the UrbanSim platform, with simplified interface and model setup to use climate and flooding data and progno... Visit Project