The Challenge | Artify the Earth

Use NASA Earth imagery data to create 1) an art piece, or 2) a tool that allows the imagery to be manipulated to create unique pieces of art.

Thunder notification ball

This project can learn more about the lightning and save the people from disaster!!



We can sometime find the lightning and thunder. Lightning is one of the causes of forest fires and about 1,000 people annually lose lives on one year. It's important knowing that lightning is around yourself or not. Then we make the easy to know the lightning with light/sound and web application for save the disasters.


  • Collect the lightning data(nrc/nc file) from NASA.
  • Publish lightning data with MQTT.
  • Thunder notification ball(Raspberry Pi3/LED/Speaker, glass ball) and HTML(Websocket) subscribe to MQTT server.
  • Notification strength(LED light and sound) can controlled by setting GEO location/region and lightning strength(we define lightning strength by counting lightning from NASA data).



SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.