Technology plays a key role in all our lives! All families depend on technology to make life easier for them. From mobile phones, tablets, video games to automated vacuum cleaners, children interface with technology from a very young age. Tech Saturday is Singapore’s most exciting tech carnival and it is back in town!
Held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention centre and running on the weekend of April 29-30, 2017, Tech Saturday is the play and learn carnival for everyone! With numerous booths and exhibits catering from the kids to the elderly, visitors to Tech Saturday will be able to experience the convergence of technology, media and art. Through Tech Saturday, one can learn to build your own electronic piano or create music using everyday items!
Since 2015, Tech Saturday has been attended by some 27,000 participants and this year’s edition promises to be another huge success. As one of IMDA’s key public outreach and engagement initiatives, Tech Saturday aims to create awareness on how technology can make a positive impact on the way we work live and play. Together with many interactive booths, the exhibition is built to allow members of the public to experiment and witness how technology is accessible and easy-to-adopt.
In total, there will be 25 tinkering booths for one to explore. Some highlights include the 3D printed solar car, autonomous underwater vehicle, VR games and hardware projects which the public can interact with.
Besides the interactvie exhibits, there will be activities for the young and the old. One of the activities that I am looking forward to is to fly my first drone. With drones being so popular, I am looking forward to take control of a remote and earn my drone wings.
Together with Virtual Reality gear taking interactive technology to the next frontier, kids and adults can experience this latest technology for themselves.
Parents can look out for the Tinker Space area where one can find “Little Artist VR” by Presence Pictures. Visitors will be able to turn their doodling art into a virtual reality showcase as they witness the wonders of technology. As one creates his art, users can progress from a regular art class to walking away with an immersive 360 experience of placing oneself inside the art piece. This transformation of a 2D drawing into a Virtual Reality artwork will amaze every young artist at this corner. For those who are interested, you can even sign up for this workshop from here.
If you love video games, check out “ArmaGallant” by RockNano. ArmaGallant: Decks of Destiny is a deck-building, real-time strategy game for the PlayStation 4. What makes this game extra special is that this is the first Singapore-made game to be released as a box set in retail stores overseas in Europe and US, starting from April 2017. Sounds like Singapore is definitely breaking new ground with this game!
For soccer fans, the video game FIFA will also be part of the Super Cup Challenge together with other competitions such as the ArmaGallant challenge. All this will be happening in the zone marked out as Arena+.
As our silver generation are important to our nation, there will also be 6 workshops to help our nation builders adapt to the latest in technology. Last year, seniors got to music from tofu and this year, they can expect to code using colors or draw with a 3D pen! It is like what they say, you are never too old to learn! 🙂
There will be program schedules which one can check out, where classes will be conducted to teach novices how to build a robot or assemble a solar and wind-powered car. The experiences are varied and it is definitely aimed for one to have double the fun and triple the experience. Visit Tech Saturday for yourself, and witness the excitement for yourself!
Date: Sat, 29 and Sun, 30 April 2017
Time: 11 am – 7 pm
Location: Hall C, Sands Expo and Convention Centre Level 1
Find out more: www.techsaturday.sg