MRMCD2017: Automatisierte Pflanzenzucht und maschinelles Lernen

Andreas Madsack:

Seit April 2016 züchten wir so automatisch wie möglich Pflanzen. Erst Kresse inzwischen auch Phacelia und später vielleicht Gänseblümchen. Verwendet wurden hierbei alte RaspberryPIs, IKEA-Samla-Boxen und Sensoren, die noch in unseren Projekt-Boxen schlummerten. Nach über 100 Wachstumszyklen (vom Sähen bis „Ernten“) haben wir einige Fails erlebt: Schimmel (diverse), zu viel Wasser, zu wenig Wasser, Sensordefekte, Internetausfälle und menschliche Unachtsamkeit. Es wurden über 400000 Photos und über 2 Millionen Sensorwerte gespeichert. Um den fehleranfälligsten und wichtigsten Sensor (Wasserstand in der Box) zu ersetzen wurden Classifier trainiert. (Tensorflow, Convolutional-Neural-Network) Wir würden euch gerne von unseren Erfahrungen berichten.

Code und Daten:

Erfahrungen bei der automatisierten Zucht von Pflanzen (Kresse, Phacelia) und spätere Verwendung der Sensor-Werte und Photos für maschinelles Lernen.


Webserver-Workshop für Dateiupload-Dinge

Am Samstag den 05. August 2017 treffen sich horn und mfa und werden per Mobcoding einen offenen Webserver-Workshop für Dateiupload-Dinge machen. Es geht um 19:00 Uhr los und ist spätestens 21:00 Uhr vorbei mit:

Thema: Einen Webserver in Flask schreiben, der Dateiuploads annimmt. Dieses Problem wollen sicherlich viele auch für viele andere Dinge lösen.


  • Dateien von horns Bodenstationen annehmen und abspeichern, oder eure Dateien annehmen und abspeichern.
  • So einfacher Code wie möglich / Aber mit Tests!
  • auch den Client mit Requests werden wir abdecken
  • spätere Termine möglich: Hosting mit gunicorn; mehr asnyc via aiohttp


  • Mobcoding (horn tippt am Projektor und alle andere machen mit und jeder lernt dabei).


  • shackspace, Seminarraum
  • 2017-08-05 (Samstag), 19:00 – 21:00 Uhr

Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos; man kann sich unter (es wird nur eine beschränkte Anzahl Plätze geben).

Zum Event:
Eintritt frei! Jeder ist willkommen!
Datum: Samstag, 05 August 2017 ab 19:00 Uhr
Anfahrt: U4/U9 Haltestelle “Im Degen”, Ulmer Straße 255, Stuttgart Wangen (gegenüber Kulturhaus Arena)

One month left until SpaceUp Stuttgart 2017: Ad Astra via Stuttgart (23.07.2017)

Only one month left until SpaceUp Stuttgart, your space unconference. Register today, reserve your participation slot and you will be in good company in the Raumfahrtzentrum Baden-Württemberg (RZBW). In addition to the initial lineup with Prof. Reinhold Ewald (German ESA-astronaut), the Space Station Design Workshop (SSDW) and diverse space organisations from Stuttgart, so far we find new participants from the following companies and organisations and fascinating questions on our filling list…

  • Astronauts Bonnie Dunbar (NASA) and Ernst Messerschmid (DLR)
  • Airbus Defence and Space
  • REXUS-Projects PATHOS & DAEDALUS from Würzburg
  • Neurons in Space from Hohenheim
  • Max-Planck-Institute
  • How do we suit up for mars?
  • More…
  • and Yours!

At SpaceUp Stuttgart, everyone is a participant. If you have a space project, present it here, discuss it with everyone and expand your network. And if you always wanted to fly a spaceship, here is your chance to control the Sojuz Simulator and dock it to the International Space Station.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be active in space. Register today on, find more information to share here.

We are looking forward to welcome you to SpaceUp Suttgart, 23.07.2017,

Your SpaceUp Stuttgart Team

Here are the global nominees for NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017 and they need your voting support!

We are very happy to anounce our two Space Apps Stuttgart 2017 winning projects Tunnel-God-Detector and Whata. And Whata needs your voting support for the People’s Choice Award of the world’s biggest global hackathon!

(go to the voting page daily, search for „Whata“, Click on „vote“ and hold it until it says „voted“, that’s it, thank you! 🙂 )

During last weekend’s NASA hackathon, those two teams worked on solving global problems under this year’s theme „Earh Observation“. They tackled two different challenges and came up with excellent open-source solutions utilizing space data and create something new to help people. They both earned the global nominations and we wish them good luck in the final round where they compete against more than 1000 projects created by 20,000 people.

Please consider voting for Whata starting from 8th until 21th of May because each daily vote counts! If you like, join their teams and work together on their open-source projects.

The Whata team worked on „Where’s the Water?“ to use satellite and other data to allow farmers, landowners, and land managers in your locale to identify and visualize water resources in their surroundings. They’d like to help people find reliable water sources. They came up with providing the means with low-cost, easy-to-fabricate sensors, open-data, and existing govermental data.

„Here are the global nominees for NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017 and they need your voting support!“ weiterlesen

NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017

For the fourth time, the NASA Space Apps hackathon weekend returns to Stuttgart! Sign up now to participate in the biggest hackathon event on this planet (29. & 30. April 2017). Stuttgart is one of the biggest and most important aerospace regions in Germany and we are very proud to grow and support the local space industry and startup scene with this open-source space event for everyone!

Space Apps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Because of citizens like you, we continue to grow each year. If you haven’t already, join us to share ideas and engage with open data to address real-world problems, on Earth and in space. Work alone or with a team to solve challenges that could help change the world. And everybody can help, diverse backgrounds (software developers, engineers, artists, journalists, hackers, makers,…) will provide unique solutions to global problems that nobody thought about before. Check back here to join Space Apps in the Stuttgart hackerspace shackspace.

Space Apps Stuttgart 2017 Hackathon Weekend (29/30.04.2017):

  • start 29.04.2017 opening 11:00 CEST, launching event 13:00 CEST, coming later is okay
  • end 30.04.2017 18:00 CEST
  • in shackspace, Stuttgarter Hackerspace (Ulmer Str. 255, Stuttgart-Wangen)
  • next to subway station “Im Degen” (U4/9) (
  • no fees, (donations are welcome).
  • everybody is kindly invited to hack for space! Register on Meetup or

„NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017“ weiterlesen

Call for Google Summer of Code 2017! Student stipends of up to 6600 USD for open-source space coding (please Forward)

Again for the third time,[0] is proud to be selected as an official mentoring organization for the Summer of Code 2017 (GSOC) program run by Google[1].
And we are now looking for students to spend their summers coding on great open-source space software, getting paid up to 6600 USD by Google, releasing scientific papers about their projects and supporting the open-source space community.

Until 3. April 2017, students can apply for an hands on experience with applied space programs. As an umbrella organisation, and KSat-Stuttgart e.V. are offering you various coding ideas[2] to work on:

  • The Distributed Ground Station Network – global tracking and communication with small-satellites[2][4]
  • KSat-Stuttgart – the small satellite society at the Institute of Space Systems / University of Stuttgart[2]
  • or your very own proposal![2]

„Call for Google Summer of Code 2017! Student stipends of up to 6600 USD for open-source space coding (please Forward)“ weiterlesen

Space … the final frontier … for our spaceballoon

Have you ever dreamt of going to space?! At least as a child you did.

Unfortunately we didn’t quite make it to space ~100km quite yet – but at >22km we (our balloon that is) have been higher than at least 99.99% of you out there. Commercial airplanes fly at 8.5km to 10.7km to give you something graspable to compare it to.

Ever since we saw the first footage of a camera attached to a weather balloon we became fascinated by the idea to take our own images. The visible curvature of our small sphere (speak: earth) floating through space captured was ever so inspiring. You don’t even need to spend a lot of money doing so.

„Space … the final frontier … for our spaceballoon“ weiterlesen

Spaceballoon, will finally travel! Update #1

(English News below)

Hi alle,

eine kleine Erinnerung:
wenn das Wetter gut sein wird, dann werden wir den spaceballoon am Samstag den 4. März vom Rotenberg in Stuttgart starten, Yeah!
Wir werden ab 09:00 Uhr dort sein. Wenn du beim Near-Space Start dabei sein willst und auch bei der Balloonjagd mitmachen willst, dann trage dich doch bitte kurz bei unserem Meetup ein >>

Wir freuen uns auf dich.


„Spaceballoon, will finally travel! Update #1“ weiterlesen

Spaceballoon, will finally travel!

(English translation below)

Wir laden ein zum gemeinsamen Start Spaceballoon am 4. März 2017 (Sa) ab 09:00 Uhr auf dem Rotenberg in Stuttgart.

Die Projektziele:

  • Video der Erdkrümmung über Baden-Württemberg
  • Funkortungstest für das DGSN Projekt
  • Umgebungsdaten aufzeichnen
  • – dein Projekt –

Wenn du bereits eine “Nutzlast” hast, dann bringt diese zum Treffen am Integrationswochenende vor dem Start mit. Der Spaceballoon wird so zu deiner Plattform und nimmt dein Projekt mit auf seiner Reise. Falls du nicht live dabei sein kannst, verfolge den Ballon per Funk auf 869.525 MHz und hilf uns beim wiederfinden der gelandeten Nutzlast.

(Unser Vorbild: How to send a weather balloon into space -Brent Thomas)

Wir vergeben den Platz an Bord per “First come, first serve”. Melde dich mit deinem Projekt bitte im Vorfeld per Email (spaceballoon(at)
Zum entspannten Ausklang des Tages werden wir uns im shackspace treffen.

Sei dabei wenn der Spaceballoon startet und die Reise in den nahen Weltraum antritt.

Wir freuen uns auf euch!

Zum Event:

  • Start: 4. März 2017 (Sa), 09:00 – 12:00 mit anschließender Fuchsjagd
  • Abschluss: 4. März 2017 (Sa), 18:00 Führung und entspannter Ausklang im shack e.V.
  • Startplatz: Rotenberg Grillplatz, Karl-Münchinger-Weg 1, 70329 Stuttgart
  • GEO: 48.7844556N, 9.285263900000018O,
  • Jeder ist willkommen!

„Spaceballoon, will finally travel!“ weiterlesen

SpaceUp Stuttgart 2016 is over and more than 100 participants had a great experience and making it Germany’s biggest space unconference!

Taking place in the perfectly matching Institute of Space Systems (IRS) on the Campus of the University of Stuttgart on a sunny Sunday the 17th of July, international participants with diverse backgrounds met to present their space projects or to discuss their opinions about space. For all participants, it was connected by the topic “Students meet Experts” and for 40 of them it was intended to be the introduction to a full week of hard work as participants of the “Space Station Design Workshop (SSDW)”. The IRS is hosting the annual SSDW to train teams of students and young professionals how to work together for a pre-phase0 study about a designing a possible International Space Station successor.

So the SpaceUp Stuttgart unconference was the kick-off event for the SSDW students who came from various places around the globe like South Africa, France, the USA, Denmark and many more countries. By mingling them with further professional and space-enthusiastic participants it created a great community spirit that also led to great talks.

„SpaceUp Stuttgart 2016 is over and more than 100 participants had a great experience and making it Germany’s biggest space unconference!“ weiterlesen