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Drone Odyssey Challenge


22 – 23 May 2018 (Preliminaries)
5 – 7 Jul 2018 (Finals) 
8.30am – 5.30pm
Suntec City Convention Halls 401 - 406
Free admission (registration fees apply for participants)


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Drone Odyssey Challenge is a new and exciting game-based competition that promises plenty of fun while inculcating technical skillsets, critical thinking and an appreciation of new and disruptive technologies relevant to the modern world.

Open to primary and secondary students, this inaugural competition will see participants working together to code their programmable drones to perform a series of tasks relevant to the challenges.

Drone Odyssey Challenge is organised by Science Centre Singapore with support from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and various partners.


Theme: Surveillance Management

Due to the global backdrop of terrorism, Singapore’s national security remains at high risk for 2018. It is thus vital for us to find means to secure and protect the safety of this nation’s people within our own borders. Drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems) can function as effective surveillance management systems that can monitor, identify and even neutralise potential threats.


Categories Description
Category A – Primary Schools: Coding with Drones

Code a programmable drone and turn it into an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can navigate itself through an obstacle course.
Each team should consist of 2–3  members.

Category B – Secondary Schools: Research & Design with Drones

Design a suitable mounting (i.e. using 3D printing, Lego bricks or various construction materials) to attach a data logger (i.e. Micro:bits) on a programmable drone and code for it to perform a series of tasks along an obstacle course.
Each team should consist of 2–3 members.

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Format Of Competition

All participating teams will perform navigational tasks using their drones during the preliminary rounds. The top 20 performing teams of each category will be invited back for the finals at the Suntec City Convention Centre.




2 Mar 2018

Registration Opens


16 Mar 2018

Competition Announcement

Science Centre Singapore

27 Apr 2018

Registration Closes


22 May 2018

Cat A
Preliminary Rounds

ITE College Central

23 May 2018

Cat B
Preliminary Rounds

ITE College Central

5 Jul 2018

Cat A Finals & Awards Presentation Ceremony

Suntec City Convention Centre

6 Jul 2018

Cat B Finals & Awards Presentation Ceremony

Suntec City Convention Centre

7 Jul 2018

Drone Odyssey Challenge Public Activities & Showcases

Suntec City Convention Centre

General Rules

  • Register online at the following URL: Registration fees apply.
  • The deadline for registration with Science Centre Singapore is 27 April 2018.
  • The Drone Odyssey Challenge 2018 Competition Manual which details the competition rules, format and gameplay can be downloaded here.

Competition Announcement

Interested participants and mentors are invited for the formal announcement of the competition to be held at Science Centre Singapore on 16 Mar 2018 at 2:30pm. Participants and mentors will be briefed on the rules and regulations as well as the mission tasks for the two competition categories. They are also welcomed to clarify any queries they may have about the competition during the questions & answers session.


Attractive cash prizes, trophies and medals will be awarded to the best performing teams from each category. Please refer to the Drone Odyssey Challenge 2018 Competition Manual for more details.


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