[Space] hackerspaces in space challenge

Mikolaj Habryn dichro at rcpt.to
Sat Feb 20 02:46:30 UTC 2010

One of the things I've been navel-gazing about is what we can do for
the March launch that's exciting in its own right. It'll be hard to
maintain enthusiasm for launching every month if we aren't doing
something new. Luckily, Nils has a (secret?) project that's not only
fantastic on its own, but is also going to let us stomp *all* *over*
this competition. Righteously.

However - I would still like to paint the Noisebridge logo on nearby
clouds during our scent.


PS: Also, I supplied an official response to Heat Sync Labs in a
comment on their post.

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Ariel Waldman <ariel at arielwaldman.com> wrote:
> This is exciting! I just added it to Spacehack and used one of the photos
> from the Spacebridge alpha launch (gave credit to the photographer with
> Spacebridge in parenthesis):
> http://spacehack.org/project/hackerspaces-space-blimp
> Ariel Waldman | digital anthropologist
> [ http://arielwaldman.com | http://spacehack.org ]
> On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 3:27 PM, <space-request at lists.noisebridge.net>
> wrote:
>> ------------------------------
>> Message: 4
>> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:34:11 -0800
>> From: Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com>
>> Subject: [Space] hackerspaces in space challenge
>> To: space at lists.noisebridge.net
>> Message-ID: <4B7F11E3.7030800 at yahoo.com>
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>> http://www.heatsynclabs.org/california-eclipses-the-sky-the-space-race-begins-now/
>> I just have to excerpt the whole thing, because it's so awesome:
>> <<
>> California Eclipses the Sky; The Space Race Begins Now!
>> My fellow desert creatures, for a few gripping minutes, a new moon rose
>> over the skies of the People's Republic of  California to do what all
>> things Californian do and look down on everything else. A near-space
>> weather balloon devised at the clandestine* Noisebridge hackerspace
>> reached the edge of space, bringing back pics because it did happen.
>> This may seem like a playful act of sportsmanship, launched in
>> preparation for Workshop 88's Annual Space Blimp Contest and for teh
>> lulz, but be warned!  This show of one-up-ness is but the first of a new
>> arsenal of Californian space power, no doubt a scheme from the office of
>> Premier Schwarzenegger himself to accelerate the neo-colonization of our
>> beloved Grand Canyon State.  Will the next spacecraft stay confined to
>> Californian skies?  Or will it ascend to the Final Frontier only to
>> descend south and east, bringing with it unknown terrors?  Will our
>> children, pets, or stray javelinas and jackrabbits who tear up our
>> prickly gardens be safe from this invasion from above?  I dare not ask
>> that question--but I will dare;  I will dare our own hackerspace,
>> newborn babe it may be, to pull together its resources and Sonoran
>> ingenuity to build its own craft to add a copper star to their western
>> skyline.
>> We must unite, for all our shared culture is at stake;  The polygamy of
>> Mojave county, ghosts of Jerome, power crystals of Sedona, trailer parks
>> of East Mesa, valium-vodka cocktails of Scottsdale,
>> hot-dogs-with-bacon-around-them of Tucson, and yes, the light roasted
>> coffee of Tempe, all face the specter of San Francisco's dominion.
>> Ready your will, your skills, and visit our Nearspace Balloon wiki page
>> to see how you can contribute in our effort to boldly go where no
>> Arizona hackerspace has gone before!
>>  >>
>> Apparently 9 other hackerspaces have already taken up the challenge.
>> Spacebridge has made a huge splash!
>> http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/02/hackerspaces_in_space_annual_space.html
>> http://www.workshop88.com/space/
>> Eric
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