June holidays may be over, or your Summer holidays may have just begun, but we can all enjoy ourselves with some family time at these fun techtivities in July!
For July’s #TechFact, did you know that computers that run on water exist? In 1936, Russian engineer Vladimir Lukyanov built the Water Integrator. At the time, it was a revolutionary invention the size of a closet – and the only one that could solve partial differential equations!
Fitted with various pipes and pumps, it was used for a wide range of applications. It only became obsolete around 50 years later, when smaller and high-speed digital computers were developed. (Source)
With that, let us introduce you to the techtivities that you and your family can indulge in this month! ✨
DinoQuest World Adventure
Meet dinosaurs of old from Australia at Suntec City! With the help of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, immerse yourself in interactive displays and exhibits as well as view the multimedia projection show in 5 thematic zones.
Learn more about these extinct creatures through experiential media such as animatronics, holograms and hands-on activities! ✨ Take a look at various fossils, and you can also look forward to personalising your very own dinosaur by identifying fossils correctly.
When: Until 31 August 2022
Where: Suntec City, North Atrium
Learn more here.
Smart Nation Playscape
Featuring various technologies behind Singapore’s Smart Nation journey, Smart Nation Playscape is an exhibition developed through the collaboration of the Smart Nation and Digital Development Group and Science Centre Singapore!
With 8 different zones, each zone allows anyone of all ages to easily understand how these technologies work. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and Robotics are just some of these technologies. Scramble a Rubik’s Cube for a robot to solve, doodle and see how fast the computer recognises it, and many more! Such interactive elements are available at every zone and are sure to capture the attention of your child and make the trip an enjoyable experience! 🤩
Did you know that your child can learn to create such technologies at Coding Lab as well? Take a look at our Young Computer Scientists courses here!
Who: 13 years old and above
Where: Science Centre Singapore, Hall F
Price: from $8
Learn more here.
Mythology RElooked is one of the exhibitions under the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s Cultural Extravaganza. With more than 20 art installations and works by local artists, this is the place to go when you want to learn more about Chinese mythology!
Through technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and digital reactive media, get your phones ready so that you can immerse yourself in the stories in unique and exciting ways!📱 Get your little ones excited to experience how new technologies and art can come together so wonderfully.
When: Until 31 July 2022
Where: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Ho Bee Concourse, Level 1
Learn more here.
OFF / ON: Everyday Technology that Changed our Lives, 1970s – 2000s
Step into this immersive showcase to educate your little ones (and reminisce!) about the times when typewriters, pagers, payphones and other older iconic technology played an integral role in lives. You can share about the times when you paged 07734 (upside down, this spells hello) or 143 (stands for I Love You) and how these technologies have evolved into what we know today. You’ll even get a handy Digital Companion to accompany your showcase experience as you play unique games and stand to win prizes.
From a retro office to old school coffee shop and a charming living room, there are many nostalgic sets for you to journey into to take photos and explore. Afterhours, gather your friends and make An Escape Through Time as these sets turn into an exclusive in-gallery escape room game!
When: Until 30 Oct 2022, 10am-7pm
Where: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery, Basement Level
($15 per person for An Escape Through Time)
Learn more here.
Weekly July Classes and International Summer Camps 2022
Coding Lab offers an MIT-inspired and award-winning curriculum that is sure to ignite your children’s passion for coding! With classes from age 5-18 and an option to attend either physically or online, everyone will get a chance to experience the joy of coding – and we’ve got lots of Hardware-Based Learning in store for your little ones to explore this term. 🤩
Do you prefer weekly classes or are your children up for 2-day, 3-day or 5-day summer camps during the international school holidays? We’ve got them all! Sign up here or feel free to drop us an email, call us or WhatsApp us to get in touch.
When: Until 12 August
Where: Parkway Parade, Bukit Timah (KAP Mall) and Online
Price: From $401.52
The cockroach… an unlikely saviour? 🦸🏾 Harnessing its natural ability to stealthily infiltrate the tiniest of gaps, researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have given the Madagascar hissing cockroach a cyborg upgrade. 🦾
Deployed in high-risk disaster areas, these microchipped cockroaches are equipped with a human-detection algorithm that boasts up to 87% accuracy, and can be traced by their human partners from a safe distance. ⛑️
Read more about heroic cyborg cockroaches here!
If you haven’t seen our previous techtivity recommendations, check out our June #TechtivitiesOfTheMonth, which includes more cool tech-related activities you can do with friends and family!
(Written by Thinzar and Edited by Cheryl)
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