Last year, Hwa Chong Infocomm and Robotics Society has achieved stellar results at the Robocup Singapore Open and we are honored to send 2 teams to represent Singapore at RoboCup Montreal in June. The JC team, Chicken McNuggets, participated in the RoboCup Junior Rescue Line category and emerged champions in Singapore. The win was unexpected as we had barely edged out National Junior College team for 1st place after the final round. Hence, it was a pleasant surprise. After Singapore Open, we felt that our EV3 controlled robot could not compete at an international level and thus, decided to switch to Arduino, which has much better capabilities and flexibility. It was an uphill task as none of us had any experience with Arduino and we only had less than 2 months to rebuild the robot from scratch, all while juggling […]
Hey! Did you know that IRS has created an Open House App for HCI (College) Open House 2019? The app allows you to stay up to date with the latest schedules and tour routes, navigate our vast campus grounds with ease, as well as look up basic information on the CCAs that Hwa Chong has to offer! What are you waiting for? Download the app now and be sure to drop by our booth at the Left Wing if you have any queries. Hope to see y’all during Open House on 15 Jan 2019 (Tuesday) from 12-4pm! Click here to check out more!
Over the past weekend, we have participated in CrossCTF, a wonderful competition jointly organised by NUS, NTU and SMU. Here are writeups for the few challenges we solved. CrossCTF Writeups
Eleanor (~eleanor) Bailin Seung Ha Lena Christopher Ruida Jet Tan Joshua Skyler Mei An Ji Ken Yi Dah Jue Yu Juay Hee Ying Keat
On 27 to 28 January, HCIRS participated in NUS Hack & Roll 2018. Within 24 hours, members have to create a “hack” to present to the judges and other participants. This year HCIRS had a hacking good time producing 4 projects: BW – Optical Localisation Plus Robotics Cheap and Simple Indoor Localisation for Collaborative Robotics Instead of having bots in a play field to act autonomously, a central server with a god view of the play field controls them by dispatching commands to each of the bots. This greatly reduces the cost and complexity of the set up, as each bot no longer needs to be fitted with a wide array of expensive sensors, and the server only requires a camera. The god view is attained by having unique AR markers indicating landmarks in the play field, such as the […]
The Infocomm and Robotics Society has done Hwa Chong proud with another victory at this year’s Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp (CDDC). Two groups of students were sent to compete in the Junior College Category, butting heads against more than 400 participants across the field. Our students underwent a 3 day training program where they learnt the ropes, and then put their newly acquired skills to the test in a gruelling competition lasting two entire days. After slogging away at a tremendous array of well over 100 challenges, our teams accumulated enough points to sweep the top two spots for their category. The First Place Team displayed on the left comprises (from left to right) Ding Ruida, Li Bailin, Won Ying Keat and Zhang Chenxin. The Second Place Team on the right comprises (from left to right) Liew Zhao Wei, Eleanor […]
A group of Hwa Chong students and alumni have managed to bag first place at Cross CTF 2017, a cyber security competition open to teams from various tertiary institutions. They clinched first at the preliminary round, earning a spot at the finals. On the 17th of June, they arrived at SMU to compete against 18 other teams in the 24-hour live attack-defense Capture the Flag (CTF) finals, and managed to take first place with a substantial margin over other competitors. The team T0X1C V4P0R comprises Ho Jiefeng (on the left), Li Bailin (left of Jiefeng), and Ragul Balaji (on the far right) Congratulations to team T0X1C V4P0R once again!
On the 12th of March, Team T0x1c V4p0r from HCIRS finished first runner up in Whitehacks 2017, only losing to the top team by a narrow margin of one challenge. The top teams consist of ex-hwachong (t0x1c v4p0r) members as well. T0X1C V4P0R winning first runner-up in whitehacks 2017 The old and the new T0X1C V4P0R
For the 20th National Olympiad in Informatics, Hwa Chong has once again achieved excellent results! The team garnered a total of 5 Golds, 3 Silvers, 1 Bronze and 1 Honourable Mention. Furthermore, the team obtained the top secondary school award as well as the runner-up junior college award. Finally, two members of the team obtained the top secondary school contestants award. We would like to thank our seniors and teachers (Mr Koh Kim Tian & Ms Goh Keng Wah) for their continued support and guidance, and will strive to do even better in future editions! Hwa Chong @ NOI 2017
Ragul Balaji (~ragulbalaji) Yicheng (~yicheng) Jie Feng (~jiefeng) Yudong (~sunyudong) Samuel Leong Samuel Ang Sabrina Walter Yi Heng Zhi Yuan Jeon Wei Xiong