Open ROV: Design and test an interface that allows control of an OpenROV, an open-source remotely operated submarine for underwater exploration, from a distance of more than 50 miles away.
Lego Rovers: Design a remote operation system to control a Lego Robot through a computer or smartphone.
“No Delays” Air Traffic Management: Create a crowd-sourced gaming and technology development platform to evolve the best ideas for future air traffic management.
My Space Cal: Develop an app or a website that combines the past and future time schedules of satellites into a common calendar that the world can easily access.
Incentives Tied to Utility Rates: Create a mobile app or website to help consumers find relevant incentives, tax rebates, and savings for their energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts.
Renewable Energy Explorer: Create an app or visualization that integrates wind, solar, and geothermal energy data to show where combining them would have the greatest potential.
Soil Testing Kit: Experiment with crowd-sourced soil testing approaches and develop a simple means for users to test their soil measurements using web/phone technology and provide feedback.
Earth From Space: Create an application that allows users to overlay EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students) imagery on a 3-D model of earth.
Source and more details: http://spaceappschallenge.org/challenge. To see more about the Norman event or to register before Saturday, go online to http://spaceappschallenge.org/location/norman and select the “Register Now” button above the map on the right side.
— Lillie-Beth Brinkman