With a new month comes new and exciting activities! There is no reason why we should not have some fun while learning new things. 😄
Starting off with August’s #TechFact, did you know that TikTok was crowned the most popular site on the Internet in 2021? Launched in 2016, it rapidly gained popularity, so much so that more netizens accessed the short-video platform than competitor giants like Google, Facebook and YouTube on most days last year!📱(Source)
We have also hopped onto the TikTok train! 🤩 Check us out here.
Now that we’ve warmed up, let’s dive into the techtivities that you and your family can try this month! ✨
Hello My Dino @ HeadRock VR
HeadRock VR’s Hello! My Dino is a dinosaur-themed, multi-media playground at Sentosa. Combining analogue and digital technology through Virtual Reality (VR), this futuristic play area includes 4 playing sections where kids can make their own dinosaur come to life, ‘digitally’ fish for baby dinosaurs, rescue baby dinosaurs trapped in bubbles, and jump over the dinosaur hill on a bouncy castle! Your little ones will definitely enjoy themselves while experiencing new technologies!
HeadRock VR also has other thrilling, VR activities for our older ones, making this perfect place for the entire family! 😄
E3 – E-mmersive Experiential Environments
E3 is an exhibition created by Northern Light and DigiMagic Communications. This exhibition showcase how various Virtual Reality (VR) technologies can help us immerse ourselves in different environments!
With DigiMagic winning the Platinum Award in the AVA Digital Awards (an international competition that recognises excellence in digital communication) in the category of Interactive Media for their work on this exhibition, E3 is sure to capture everyone’s interest. With devices such as simulators and VR headsets, prepare to be transported to various cities around the world, go under the sea, into the forest, out into the universe, and even inside our brains! 🌍
Where: Science Centre Singapore, Hall C
Price: from $8
Learn more here.
(Some things are closed for maintenance. Please check the website for updates!)
Story of the Forest
Humid weather in Singapore may hinder us from exploring nature outside, but no worries because the Story of the Forest has you covered! An interactive digital art installation by teamLab, the Story of the Forest features various animals as well as flora and fauna in the Malay Peninsula.🌸
Get to be a part of nature as the environment and wildlife react to your presence! Experience life in the forest as it mimics real-life weather conditions. Watch as the trees part and give way to the ground as you move. Curious animals may even follow you around! This installation is programmed to be as close to reality as possible, where even the rarity of wildlife is taken into account. Why not try to spot some of these less common animals while you are there? Immerse yourself in nature while in the comfort of the indoors with the help of technology! 🌳
With Story of the Forest reopening after 29 July, now is the perfect time to check it out! 😍
When: Permanent (reopening after 29 July)
Where: National Museum of Singapore
Learn more here.
Singapore City Gallery
How did Singapore grow from a port city to a first-world city-state in just a few decades? Stop by the Singapore City Gallery this National Day to discover the plans behind Singapore’s transformation! 🏙️
This gallery features 10 thematic areas, with more than 50 audiovisual and interactive exhibits! Ranging from an interactive LED floor that reacts to visitors’ movements and touch-sensitive walls, to role-playing games with interactive multi-layered projection allowing visitors to take part in Singapore’s planning – experience how Singapore has become the way it is today through these various technologies. 😄
Where: Singapore City Gallery, URA Centre
Learn more here.
2-Hour National Day Coding Workshops
With National Day around the corner, why not let your child experience the joy of coding with our 2-hour coding workshops? 👩🏫 No prior experience is needed and you can always bring along a friend to join in the fun! 🤗
- It’s never too early to start coding! Our young ones will learn concepts like loops and sequencing as they create their very own digital card with hand-drawn fireworks and the National Flag to celebrate Singapore’s National Day together. (Ages 5-6) 🥳
- Get to know why Scratch is so popular through this workshop, where students will get to create their own fireworks and make them explode where they click through the use of clones and costumes! (Ages 7-9) 🎆
- Ever wondered how your NRIC digits are derived? Interested in Python? Familiarise yourself with conditionals and lists as you learn to create an NRIC Checker and validate your NRIC! (Ages 13-18) 👩💻
When: 30 July, 6 August
Where: Bukit Timah (KAP Mall)
Price: From $65
An AI-powered technology which enables robots to handle tiny objects with precision comparable to humans has hit the industrial market. 📈
Using a three-pronged skillset of vision, robot motion planning, and force control, this technology allows robots to achieve both high accuracy and agility in their tasks. 🤖 It is currently slated for implementation in the electronics and automotive industries. 🏍️
Learn more about this novel technology here.
If you haven’t seen our previous techtivity recommendations, check out our July #TechtivitiesOfTheMonth, which includes more cool tech-related activities you can do with friends and family!
(Written by Thinzar)
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