10 hours left to win the Discover Magazine Challenge!
Dear ArduSat Community, your energy has carried this project farther than anyone of us ever imagined - as of now your project is one of the top 1% of all KickStarter projects to date! ArduSat, the little cube that could.
iPhone App for ArduSat
Southernstars, the authors of the award-winning SkySafari iPhone app, have just launched their own SkyCube KickStarter project that lets you send tweets from space! Check out their KickStarter and start tweeting!
What is great for us is that they will build an iPhone App to show simple data from SkyCube and - drumroll – ArduSat! Tim and his team are really awesome and we are excited about having their iPhone App wizardry for ArduSat.
10 hours left to win the Discover Magazine Challenge
If you have not participated in the Discover Space Challenge yet, hurry over to the Rules Page to participate!
Submit your idea and the expert panel will select the winner. First prize is a Team Developer package, which gives you 1 full week time on the satellite with the advanced sensor package. And you get the whole sensor package delivered to your doorstep to keep!
If you want to see some inspiring ideas we have put together, check out our Ideas Page. But you need to hurry as there are only 10 hours left to participate!
That’s it for now. Once the campaign closes we will keep on sending out updates every 4 weeks or so to keep you informed. We also will start sending out your goodies over the coming weeks so there will be plenty of opportunity for you to stay involved and informed.
Your Very Thankful ArduSat Team
pledged of $35,000 goal
seconds to go
Jun 15, 2012 - Jul 15, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Every dollar helps! With any donation, you can join the discussions on the comment page and the backers list on our website. Furthermore, you have our personal gratitude, and we’ll prove it to you with a personal thank-you email.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $10 or more
SHOUTOUT: You have our personal gratitude for supporting the project, and we’ll prove it to everyone by Tweeting you a thank-you (optional for the super-modest)!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
All of the above plus a customized picture taken by the satellite, signed by the team!Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above and a set of five Science Cheerleader Trading Cards (NFL/NBA cheerleaders who are also scientists and engineers) to inspire your favorite young scientist.You can see a sample of the cards here: http://tinyurl.com/ScienceCheerleaderTradingCardsEstimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $100 or more
ARDUNAUT: All of the above, plus your initials on the satellite. You also get a print of a satellite delivered to your inbox, which you can print out and fold into ArduSat!Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $150 or more
By pledging at least $150, you’re pre-ordering the chance to take up to 15 space pictures, steering the direction of the satellite and time of your choosing and have them delivered to your inbox.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $300 or more
1 backer All gone!
By pledging at least $300, you’re preordering a time slot to broadcast a personal message from space for up to a day, during which ArduSat flies over every point on Earth. You give us the message, we do the rest! You will receive a personalized recorded thank you message from a Science Cheerleader, and if you want to dedicate the message to someone, we’ll name them an Ardunaut too!Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $325 or more
MINI-EXPLORER: By pledging $300 or more, you’re pre-ordering 3 days of uptime on the satellite, where you can run your own custom experiments/applications using the STANDARD sensor package. You can read more about the sensors in this package in the FAQ section.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $500 or more
EXPLORER: By pledging $500 or more, you’re pre-ordering a full week of uptime on the satellite, where you can run your own custom experiments/applications using the STANDARD sensor package. The first 50 to sign up will also receive a subscription to Discover Magazine and a SciStarter T-Shirt. You can read more about the sensors in this package in the FAQ section.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $775 or more
PIONEER: By pledging at least $775, you’re guaranteed a full week of uptime on the satellite, where you can run your own custom experiments/application/game using the ADVANCED sensor suite. You can read more about the sensors in this package in the FAQ section.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $800 or more
10 backers All gone!
PIONEER: By pledging $800, you’re pre-ordering a full week of uptime on the satellite, where you can run your own custom experiments/applications using the ADVANCED sensor suite. We will also deliver to you a customized Labenga lab coat and a SciStarter T-Shirt. You can read more about the sensors in this package in the FAQ section.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $1,500 or more
TEAM DEVELOPER: By pledging at least $1,500, you’re pre-ordering a PIONEER package (see above), plus we’ll send you a complete development kit with Arduinos and the ADVANCED sensor suite so you’ll have your own gear to test on at home. You'll also have the option to chat for 30 minutes on Skype with a Science Cheerleader, and you'll get a SciStarter T-Shirt.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
2 backers Limited (18 of 20 left)
SHOW ME THE ROPES: You get a TEAM DEVELOPER package (see above), plus a 2-week nanosatellite crash course on space, satellites, and how to design a top-notch space experiment or application, either remotely or on-location with us.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $7,500 or more
2 backers Limited (2 of 4 left)
CORPORATE SPACE PARTNER: Pledge $7,500 or more and you or your company gets to name a Camera or Sensor Bank, you get your name or logo on the satellite and you receive the title of Official ArduSat Partner. Furthermore, you will receive a PIONEER package, a mockup of Ardusat, and Arduino starter pack donated to the person/classroom/organization of your choice, optionally with the CEO of Nanosatisfi (Peter) being present.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $10,000 or more
1 backer All gone!
PLATINUM PARTNER: Pledging $10,000 or more makes you our one-and-only Platinum ArduSat Space Partner, with all features of our Pioneer Reward and recognition on our website, publications, press releases, and the satellite itself. You also get to name the satellite (within reason) for its mandatory entry into the UN database where all satellites are registered. You also enjoy a 30-minute video Skype chat with NASA Astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave. (full bio here: http://tinyurl.com/StoryMusgrave)Estimated delivery: Jul 2013