PS Invaders – Largest Indoor Drone Festival (Video)

If you have visited Plaza Singapura over the last weekend, you might already have seen the 12-meter high (4 floors) indoor drone cage. This is PS Invaders, the largest Indoor Drome Festival organized by Plaza Singapura in partnership with Science Centre Singapore.

The public can take this opportunity to take part in some of the drone activities from 23rd November to 16th December 2018.

For some of the drones, they are able to transform into vehicular devices that can travel through air, land and water. You can check out my video below.

One of the activities at PS is the “Code and Fly“. You can program your drone with simple commands, after which you can activate the drone to follow them.

Another activity that is fun is taking a selfie with the drone. You will need to program it to hover around your height and get someone to take a nice picture of you.

As the drones are very small, they are constantly in need to be charged (one battery lasts about 10 minutes).

Therefore, it is interesting to see the drone “hangar” that is filled with batteries, cables, and other accessories.

Here is a short video that I made.

If you are going to visit, make sure that you go there at the right time. Check out the details.

PS INVADERS: WORKSHOPS/ACTIVITIES

Build A Drone

  • What it is: Assemble one of your own “ready-to-fly” drones using LEGO pieces.
  • When it is happening: 11 am to 7.30 pm daily. Each session lasts for 15 minutes, 10 pax per session allowed.
  • Suitable for: Public of all ages. Young children need to be accompanied and supervised by parents due to the need for assembly of small parts.

Drone Crafting

  • What it is: Use your creativity to design and build your own customized mini-drone using simple art and craft materials.
  • When it is happening: 11 am to 7.30 pm daily. Each session lasts for 30 minutes, 10 pax per session allowed.
  • Suitable for: Public of all ages. Young children need to be accompanied and supervised by parents due to the need for assembly of small parts.

Powered Paper Plane

  • What it is: Try your hand at creating a powered paper aircraft using simple origami techniques and a little bit of technical wizardry.
  • When it is happening: 22nd Nov to 14th Dec, Monday to Friday only. Each session lasts for 30 minutes, 10 pax per session allowed.
    Suitable for: Public of all ages. Young children need to be accompanied and supervised by parents due to the need for assembly of small parts.

Code & Fly

  • What it is: Learn how to code a drone for autonomous flight.
  • When it is happening: 22nd Nov to 14th Dec, Monday to Friday only. Each session lasts for 30 minutes, 10 pax per session allowed.
  • Suitable for: Public of all ages. Young children need to be accompanied and supervised by parents due to the need for assembly of small parts.

Build A Drone (more in-depth)

  • What it is: Learn about the components that make up a
    drone and assemble one of your own “ready-to-fly”
    drones.
  • When it is happening: 8th & 9th Dec, 15th & 16th Dec.
    Each session lasts for 45 minutes, 10 pax per session
    allowed.
  • Suitable for: Public of all ages. Young children need to
    be accompanied and supervised by parents due to the
    need for assembly of small parts.

PS INVADERS: PUBLIC TRY-OUTS

Try & Fly – Time Attack Challenge

  • What it is: Participants have the opportunity to pilot their drones around a specially designed course.
  • When it is happening: 22nd Nov to 30th Nov daily. Each session lasts for 10 minutes.
  • Suitable for: Public of all ages.

Try & Fly – Simulator

  • What it is: Participants can hone their drone piloting skills and explore various realistic terrain using their virtual drones in a simulator.
  • When it is happening: 22nd Nov to 16th Dec daily. Each session lasts for 15 minutes.
  • Suitable for: Public of all ages.

PS INVADERS: WEEKENDS CHALLENGES/MEDLEY

PS Triathlon Carnival

  • What it is: Join us for these educational and fun workshops specially curated by Science Centre
    Singapore where we explore the science of drones through practical hands-on sessions through air, land and water.
  • When it is happening: 24th & 25th Nov; 1st & 2nd Dec. From 11 am to 6.30pm and each session lasts for 20 minutes.
  • Suitable for: Public of all ages.

Drones Christmas Medley

  • What it is: Watch pre-programmed drones will move in tandem to a Christmas musical routine for a truly dazzling spectacle.
  • When it is happening: Starts from 8pm daily. Each session lasts for 30 minutes.
  • Suitable for: Public of all ages.

PS Invaders’ Surprise

  • What it is: Lookout for these special mini drones flying amongst the crowds. Spot them and look out for the festive surprises that they might bring with them.
  • When it is happening: Two sessions daily
    • Session 1: 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
    • Session 2: 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm
  • Suitable for: Public of all ages.

Do check out the Press Release for other details.

Press Release

PLAZA SINGAPURA LAUNCHES SINGAPORE’S LARGEST INDOOR DRONE FESTIVAL THIS CHRISTMAS

An array of experiential drone activities and festive market pop-ups to lift the holiday spirit

SINGAPORE, 02 November 2018 – ‘Tis the season to be droning! This Christmas, Plaza Singapura will awe shoppers with PS Invaders, Singapore’s largest indoor drone festival, from 23rd November to 16th December 2018. In partnership with Science Centre Singapore, Plaza Singapura looks to bring to the public a unique, highly-immersive drone extravaganza that is guaranteed to elevate anyone’s holiday spirit.

The centrepiece of PS Invaders is a 12-metre high (approximately four floors) drones cage that will greet shoppers at the mall’s main atrium at level 1. Shoppers can take part in exhilarating drone-flying activities and aerial shows, including the Time Attack Challenge, a drone obstacles race, and PS Triathlon Carnival, the first of its kind in Singapore featuring special drones that are able to transform into vehicular devices that can travel through air, land and water.

Ms June Ang, General Manager of Plaza Singapura, said: “We are excited to collaborate with Science Centre Singapore to present a large-scale and immersive drone experience to our shoppers this Christmas. Whether you’re a seasoned drone enthusiast or a child looking to test-fly a drone for the first time, Plaza Singapura has something for everyone in the family.”

“We are always looking for ways to spark interest and creativity in science and technology through imaginative and engaging experiences for Singaporeans. We are thrilled to partner Plaza Singapura once again to bring PSInvaders, an exciting and educational event to the public. From designing and coding, to learning the wonders of drone technology, PS Invaders is a hands-on immersive experience for all,” said Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive of Science Centre Singapore.

A visually-enchanting highlight is a drones Christmas medley that will run every evening at 8 pm. Like reindeers prancing in the sky, drones are pre-choreographed autonomously with lights making the entire show simply magical.

PS Invaders will also feature free drone workshops and hands-on activities around the drone cage throughout the day. From building and crafting your very own drone, to learning how to code and fly one using simulators, PSInvaders’ variety of workshops and hands-on activities are suitable for kids and adults across all ages and experience levels. Shoppers can also look out for little drone buskers, with daily “fly-by” surprises to sweeten their Christmas shopping experience.

From 6th December to 2nd January 2018, Plaza Singapura will also host a variety of festive markets and a dazzling Christmas light-up that is guaranteed to make every shoppers’ Christmas merry and bright.

Please refer to the attached press release with an appendix for PS Invaders’ full list of daily activities and workshops.

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About Plaza Singapura (www.plazasingapura.com.sg)

Owned by CapitaLand Mall Trust and managed by CapitaLand, Plaza Singapura (狮城大厦), also known as PS, is one of the largest iconic malls along the main Orchard Road shopping belt. The one-stop lifestyle mall stands in the intersection of modernity and heritage, offering an unrivalled shopping experience for all with 320 stores that provide a mix of contemporary fashion, retail, dining and entertainment options.

In the last three decades, PS has been constantly reinventing itself to cater to the changing needs of its shoppers. In 2012, PS completed a refurbishment that expanded its suite of offerings with over 100 new stores and restaurants. It is home to flagship stores of leading international brands such as MUJI, Urban Revivo as well as long-standing anchor tenants including Spotlight, Yamaha Music School, Golden Village Multiplex, Marks & Spencer, Kopitiam, Uniqlo and Cold Storage.

The mall’s strategic link to three MRT lines that converge at Dhoby Ghaut MRT interchange station, the largest MRT interchange in Singapore makes it a convenient and popular lifestyle destination for families, PMEBs and millennials who live, work and study in Singapore’s Civic and Cultural District.
With a rich history of over 44 years, PS remains close to the hearts of many Singaporeans who have experienced fond memories growing up with the mall.

About Science Centre Singapore (www.science.edu.sg)

Science Centre Singapore, a non-formal educational institution and leading regional Science Centre, along with its group of attractions, brings out the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through its unique blend of exhibitions, educational programmes and events. A custodian of creativity and innovation, Science Centre Singapore has captured the evolution of scientific developments for nearly four decades.

The Centre and its partners have played a pivotal role in transforming the way students and the public interact with and learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Since 1997, the Centre has welcomed over 30 million visitors and inspired them with more than 1,000 exhibits spread across 14 exhibition galleries and outdoor exhibition spaces. The Centre’s group of attractions include Omni-Theatre, Snow City and KidsSTOP™. The Omni-Theatre is an immersive dual-technology edutainment destination fitted with Southeast Asia’s largest seamless dome screen and featuring the latest and brightest 8k digital fulldome system in the world. Snow City is Singapore’s only permanent indoor snow centre offering an Arctic inspired experience at Singapore’s first ice gallery and snow chamber. KidsSTOP™ – Where every child gets to Imagine, Experience, Discover and Dream – is Singapore’s first children’s science centre offering an enriching experience through purposeful play for children aged 18 months to 8 years old.