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[Issue 4, 2015]
Apple Digital Gaming Competition - 10 Sept
26 Aug to 1 Oct 2014 Apple iBooks Author Competition - 10 Sept
Students experienced a virtual race simulator using Apple Devices. The shortest time was 1min 34 secs clocked by WONG YANG PING (RMIT). He won an iPad Retina (4th Gen) Wi-Fi 16GB sponsored by Sapura Synergy Singapore Pte Ltd.
Samsung Digital Art Workshop & Competition 18 Sept Apple iBooks Author is an e-book authoring application that lets you create visually sumptuous books that incorporate images, video, embedded web widgets and other trimmings. During the workshop conducted by Sapura Synergy Singapore Pte Ltd, students tried their hands at creating their own e-books. The winners are: 1st Prize - Jack Foo Yi Jun (UOL) 2nd Prize - Alphonso Ngiam (RMIT University) 3rd Prize - Lynn Choo (UB) Consolation Prizes - NurAin (UB) Consolation Prizes - Vaynii Satish (UB)
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Our students had the opportunity to experiment with creating their very own digital masterpieces on Samsung tablets during the Samsung Digital Art Workshop & Competition. Some very creative artworks were submitted for the chance to win the grand prize of a Samsung Galaxy Note PRO (12.2â€? display) sponsored by Samsung Asia Pte Ltd. The winners are: 1st Prize - Marcus Teo (UoW) 2nd Prize - Nur Asilah (UOL) 3rd Prize - Kendrick Tay (UOL) Consolation Prize - Ria Claudia (UOL)
View the winning entries here
26 Aug - 20 Sep 2014 This month-long festival was launched with the workshop on Apple iBook Competition and followed by Samsung Digital Art Workshop and many mini booths held at various venues in SIM. Noteworthy booths include: ◆◆ e-Info Roadshow where Student Ambassadors demonstrate the usefulness of using e-Resources for their research ◆◆ Apple Digital Gaming where the highest scorer won a iPad Mini ◆◆ CADAQ 3D Scanning where you experience full-body scanning ◆◆ Star Wars Photo Booth by 501st Legion Singapore Garrison
Makers’ Meet Up / Maker’s Fest Finale- 1 Oct The festival’s closing night featured Makers’ Meet Up organised by William Looi, founder of SG Makers with a line up of activities, five Maker Plenary talks and prize-giving ceremony. We recorded the very inspiring talks and hope that you will get some valuable insights from the speakers. The links can be found below. 1
David Liew Master Crafter & Illustrator Link: Video
Cherlyn Mark Art Hacker Link: Video
Bernice Lau Tsurucraft Expert Link: Video
Evangeline Neo Comic book Celebrity Link: Video
Alvin Lee Castle Can Fly Link: Video
Prize Winners: Passport Grand Prize - Ang Jia Xin (UOL) Passport 2nd Prize - Kung Jung De (UOL) Password 3rdPrize - Faith Lee (RMIT University) Passport 4th Prize - Jenny (UOL)
LTIF Survey - Prize Giving @ SIM Library RMIT Student Ho Chai Yun won herself an iPad Mini when she participated in RMIT’s Learning and Teaching Investment Fund (LTIF) survey that entitled her to a lucky draw. This survey was conducted across three RMIT campuses - in Vietnam, Singapore and Australia. Seen in the photograph on the right, she is receiving her prize from RMIT Liaison Librarian, College of Business, Ms Deborah Wright on 17th October.
SIM Library got on the #selfie bandwagon by organising its own Instagram selfie competition in April. Students were encouraged to take selfies within the library premises based on a few themes, for a chance to win gift vouchers. Some very creative and interesting entries were submitted by the students. These lucky students are the winners:
1st Prize - Cheah Heng Seng Bachelor of Science, Business (UOL)
2nd Prize - Cheng Qiu Lin Bachelor of Science, Economics & Finance (UOL)
3rd Prize - Tan Hui Ling Adeline Bachelor of Business, Marketing (RMIT)
View the other entries on our gallery.
WEARABLE TECH In our previous issue, we featured technology to make 3D printed food such as hamburger and chocolate. The idea seems a bit far-fetched, don’t you think? How about a more realistic idea: wearable technology. Google Glass, Apple Watch and the latest FitBit, which was recently introduced by SAF for our NSmen are some of the wearable technology in the market. Are you ready for the future? Apple Watch This smartwatch is branded as “Our most personal device yet”. Besides just telling time, you can answer calls, receive and send messages, track your all-day activity, listen to music directly on Apple watch, check the weather, monitor your favourite stock and the list goes on.
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Fitbit wristband The concept is simple – wear the wristband 24/7 and it will track your activity and your sleep. Sync the data collected wirelessly to your computer or smartphone. Using the free online tools, you can discover your trends and plan your health & fitness goal.
Google Glass Using voice command, you are able to navigate, take a picture, record a video, send a message, track your fitness progress, listen to your favourite playlist and share your adventures instantly.
Lechal haptic footwear It uses a combination of haptic technology (touch feedback), Bluetooth technology and voice commands to navigate unfamiliar area without getting lost. Besides that, it can track your calories burned, miles walked and assist you to achieve your exercise goals.
Clothing+ Combining textile and technology, the biometric sensors embedded to your sportswear collects data.With these data, you can calculate the calories burned, or find out if you are using your muscles efficiently and correctly.
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