Singapore Discovery Centre

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Singapore Discovery Centre

Postby super_dad » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:52 pm

Just went there for a visit. Check it out here.

http://nafishnafish-trips.blogspot.com/ ... entre.html

Some highlights...
1. Little George - a natural speech talking robot. Cool. Tell him to sit, he answered cannot.

2. 3 little dancing robots. Boy, they sure can dance. :O

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Re: Singapore Discovery Centre

Postby ChiefKiasu » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:15 pm

super_dad wrote:Just went there for a visit. Check it out here.

http://nafishnafish-trips.blogspot.com/ ... entre.html

Some highlights...
1. Little George - a natural speech talking robot. Cool. Tell him to sit, he answered cannot.

2. 3 little dancing robots. Boy, they sure can dance. :O


The first and last time I went there was a "mandatory visit" courtesy of SAF who so kindly bundled us all into a bus one day during in-camp-training for the inaugural opening of the Discovery Centre. Glad to see that the place is so much more improved and attracting visitors with genuine interest.

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Postby super_dad » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:03 pm

Little George is a wonder....you really can converse intelligently with him. No kidding...Got to see to believe. The age of robots is upon us.

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Postby phantom » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:37 am

I have not been to SDC before, but is it suitable for kids that is like 4 years old? I brough my kid to Science Center and he is too young to appreciate it.

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Postby mckenzy » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:14 am

if your boys are into guns... SDC is great.

let them fire the SAR21 and Sig Sauer

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Postby bishanman » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:51 pm

I was at SDC 2 years ago with my family. Not worth the money and time. Some of the exhibits were in poor conditions. The place also lack of "ren qi". So few people.

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Postby bishanman » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:52 pm

BTW the firing of the SAR21 is not part of the entrance fee. Need to pay extra $$$..... :x

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Postby tankee » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:55 pm

SDC is screening GI Joe at its iWERKS theatre now.

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Postby bishanman » Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:03 pm

what is the difference from watching it in a normal cinema?

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Postby tankee » Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:45 pm

well .... extracted from SDC website

'BIG' FILM
The iWERKS system uses 8/70 film, or 70mm film with 8 perforations per film frame. The film is twice as wide as the 35mm film used in many cameras, but the frame area is nearly five times larger, which allows for an image that is crisp and richly detailed.

'BIG' PROJECTORS
To project such giant films, iWERKS has built the most advanced, high precision and powerful projectors system. Designed and built by iWERKS Entertainment of Burbank, California, iWERKS has received an Academy Award for Technological Breakthrough for its innovative projector head design. A 7,000-watt Xenon short-arc lamp is used to project a bright and detailed image. The projector moves 180 feet of film per minute, or about 1.36 miles of film per 40-minute show. The film passes through the projection system at 24 frames per second and is wound up on 4 1/2-foot diameter platters.

'BIG' SCREEN
The large format screen, designed by iWERKS, is composed of a proprietary reflective material and measures 43-by-56 feet, covering a 2,400 square-foot area. Up to five storeys high, they are at least five times larger than a traditional cinema screen and fills the whole field of human vision.

Made of stretched vinyl, coated with a reflective silver paint they are stretched taut over a scaffold frame. With thousands of small perforations they allow sound from speakers positioned behind the screen to play their key role in the total surround sound system.

'BIG' SOUND
Sound is critical to the iWERKS experience. The iWERKS sound system uses a 6-channel Digital DTS cinema processor. Twelve cinema amplifiers, with a combined power of more than 10,000 watts, create an intense motion picture experience. Soundtracks for the films are produced separately from the film and are played from a disc drive within the DTS cinema processor.

'BIG' COMFORT
Our 344 roomy seats are carefully arranged to ensure an unobstructed view as you look up, down, left, and right to take in all the action on the BIG screen.

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