This Friday evening, and all day Saturday and Sunday, an incredible group
of folks and orgs will be getting together to hack software and hardware
for the environment. "EcoHack" is a public, free event hosted at Parsons
the New School for Design -- 6 E. 16th street, 12th floor, Manhattan.
Details and partners listed at echacknyc.org.
There will be many inspiring (short) talks to hear on Friday night, and fun
project teams to join on Saturday. While there will be much technical
development of all stripes happening, technical skill is *not* required and
there is much to contribute by all!
Did we mention that we're going to be adapting 18th Century military
technology for stabilized balloons that orient with wind direction, with
the goal of lifting air quality sensors into the sky above NYC and beyond?
We are bringing a sewing machine for creating a lifting body case for our
standard spherical balloons.
For those of you out of town it would be awesome to hear what you think
generally & specifically of monitoring and broadcasting air quality, or
adding additional tethers around the "equator" of our standard 5'5" red
balloon, or any other ideas.