Several of our HackBama members went and competed in the SpaceApps

There was 3 divisions:

  • High School
  • College
  • Professional

Hackbama took first in college and professional divisions!

Also overall first place.
The project-firewatch can be found here:

Team Members: Dutch Seth Wahle Thuy Pham Nick Hershey Jason Cuneo

NASA Space Apps Challenge Submission for the And YOU can Help Fight Fires! challenge.

Project-Firewatch integrates crowd sourced low cost hardware fire monitors with Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) from the MODIS satellite to provide users with granular accurate yet highly encompassing wildfire information that is easily accessible.



We put together prototype hardware sensors for the competition that anyone can build and contribute their crowdsource Fire data back to our database via the Project-Firewatch API.

Orange pi zero – $6.99

4GB SD Card (class 10 speeds are needed for OS operability) – $2.49

AC-DC converter/ Power Regulator – $3.00

Plug-in Enclosure – $5.17

Keyes Flame Detection Sensor Module for Arduino – $2.66

KEYES DHT11 Digital Temperature Humidity Sensor Module for Arduino – $1.59

Total prototype parts cost: $21.90