DRONE ODYSSEY CHALLENGE 2019
Our Aeronautics Club students took part in the Drone Odyssey Challenge 2019 competition organised by the Singapore Science Centre from 9 – 12 July 2019. This is an annual, nation-wide competition that attracts the participation of many schools such as Catholic High School, Tanjong Katong Girls’ School, Victoria School and CHIJ (Toa Payoh) Secondary School.
Our school sent a total of 10 teams with 3 members each - 5 teams for Category B1 Parrot Drone Challenge and 5 teams for Category B2 Tello Drone Challenge. Category B1 contestants had to make use of a programming app, Tynker to code and maneuver their Parrot drones around 5 checkpoints and take photos of them in the quickest time possible. Category B2 contestants had to make use of another programming app, Tello Edu to code and maneuver their Tello drones in search of ‘monsters’ within a flying area using the drone’s depth sensor function. All contestants also had to prepare a presentation to showcase their competition learning experience and aeronautics knowledge.
Two of our teams achieved Merit Awards in the presentation segment of the competition. Team 4, comprising Damian Soon (3E1), Keane Tan (2E1) and Killian Sen (1N3), won the Category B1 Best Learning Journey Merit Award. Team 10 comprising Raven Ho (3E3), Foo Siao Rou (3E3) and Chen Xuanyin (3E1), won the Category B2 Best Presentation Merit Award. Each of the 2 teams took home a prize of $300 Cash, Merit Award Medals and sponsored products.