University of Manitoba
  • The International Space Apps Challenge is a two day hackathon where developers, engineers, scientists, and space enthusiasts collaborate to solve problems selected by NASA that address global needs for both life on Earth and life in space.

    The local event brings together high school students, university students, and working professionals to collaborate on the various challenges.

    Special arrangements have been made to provide participants working on the hardware challenges with access to laboratory facilities where they will gain access to various tools to help in the process.

    What to bring:

    • Laptop
    • Extension cords/power strip (optional)
    • Snacks for overnight programmers
    • Lunch for both days!
    Food provided:
    • Breakfast (coffee & doughnuts)
    • Supper (pizza & pop)
    Event schedule:

    • Saturday, April 12, 2014
      • 8:30-9:30 - Registration
      • 9:30-9:50 - Opening Ceremonies
      • 10:00-12:00 - Work time
      • 12:00-13:00 - Lunch (bring your own lunch)
      • 13:00-18:30 - Work time
      • Dinner (pizza & pop provided)
      • 19:30-overnight - Work time (optional)
    • Sunday, April 13, 2014
      • 10:00-10:30 - Breakfast
      • 10:30-13:00 - Work time
      • 13:00-14:00 - Lunch
      • 14:00-16:00 - Finishing touches
      • 16:00-17:30 - Local judging
      • 17:30-18:00 - Winners announced

    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Galactic Impact

    Designing a CubeSat Competition (C2)

    Best Mission Concept

    Rehydrating transgenic GFP Tardigrades in space

    People's choice

    Oculus Rift based Pilot a Satellite

    Projects Receiving Local Awards

    1st Place Winnipeg Space Apps Challenge - Designing a CubeSat Competition (C2)
    2nd Place Winnipeg Space Apps Challenge - Rehydrating transgenic GFP Tardigrades in space



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    75 Chancellor's Circle

    Dario Schor
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    Mohamed Nasri
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    Chantelle Dubois
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  • The following projects were worked on at Winnipeg:

    • Matigeni

      Project Members from this location
      • Erika Sandoval Ramirez

      Imagine that we can raise people's awareness about something bad happened on earth by playing a game. We will build an app with chat functionality in which participants can collaborate with other users to analyse and answer specific questions about disasters happened in the past. We will speci... Visit Project

    • PGFVM - Public Gravitational Field Visualization Map

      Project Members from this location
      • Patrick Murphy

      PGFVM (Public Gravitational Field Visualization Map)


      This project seeks to create a web based application that allows the user to visualize the gravitational field at different points on the Earth's surface as well as other planets in the solar system. ... Visit Project

    • Open Source Arduino NanoSatellite Motherboard

      Project Members from this location
      • Mike Lambeta
      • Greg Linton
      • Ahmad Byagowi

      Arduino Based CubeSat Motherboard - UMSATS

      An Open-Sourced Arduino based CubeSat motherboard,

      What does this mean? Command and Data Handling Based on the Atmel ATSAM3X8E Fully supportable by the Arduino Community on the Arduino Due UHF and VHF radio communications Beacon and a ma... Visit Project

    • Can we deflect an asteroid that was on a threatening course with Earth using satellite magnets?

      Project Members from this location
      • Amila Pathirana
      • Amila Pathirana

      The metallic asteroids are composed of up to 80% iron and 20% a mixture of nickel, iridium, palladium, platinum, gold, and other precious metals. There are those few that are made up of half silicate and half metallic. If a metallic asteroid is happen to be crossing the path of earth here we c... Visit Project

    • Oculus Rift based Pilot a Satellite

      Project Members from this location
      • Ahmad Byagowi
      • Mike Lambeta
      • Jacob Booth
      • Erik Johnson

      To be added

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    • Startracker apps

      Project Members from this location
      • Tik Wai Poon

      My project will be focus on writing apps in Andriod . It would support andriod version 4.4.

      1. Star pattern need to be recognized a.) Access active pixel sensor in a wide-field-of-view to miniaturized star camera. b.) Image processing photo and compare to the database
      2. Imple... Visit Project

    • Designing a CubeSat Competition (C2)

      Project Members from this location
      • Greg Linton
      • Ahmad Byagowi

      Objectives of the C2

      1. To incubate space curriculum development within Canada’s educational system at the university and college levels. Ideally, as the process is refined and the output of the competition advances, the difficulty of development should be pushed down to the h... Visit Project

    • Rehydrating transgenic GFP Tardigrades in space

      Project Members from this location
      • Ahmad Byagowi
      • Viridiana Urena Ramirez

      This project explores the possibility of Panspermia and the impact of radiation on living creatures. As part of this study, we want to study the rehydration of the tardigrades in the space. We are aiming to do this experiment on a nano satellite as we are part of the UMSATS team. Sending image... Visit Project

    • Framework for Remote Automated Environmental Monitoring and Control

      Project Members from this location
      • Jonathan Baril
      • Ahmad Byagowi
      • Paul White

      Intelligent systems for monitoring and controlling environments are becoming increasingly popular. These systems allow users to easily handle repetitive tasks and remotely control devices scattered throughout an area. As a result, they are often used to increase user comfort or to reduce energ... Visit Project