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Hwa Chong Student Wins Top Award for Disruptive Mouse Design

10 May 2019

We would like to congratulate Than Duc Huy (18S7B) for being conferred the winner of the School Category Prize for creating a disruptive, ergonomic and functional computer mouse. On the inspiration behind the mouse (see photographs below), Duc Huy shared that:

        “The appearance of the vertical mouse is influenced by both functionality and aesthetics. By shaping crushed paper into the most comfortable form for gripping, the general shape is determined. Additional curvatures and details are inspired by the shape of ocean waves.”


This prestigious 2019 Singapore International 3D Printing Competition was organized by the Singapore Center for 3D Printing (SC3DP) to promote awareness and adoption of 3D printing technologies. The ceremony was held on 7 May, in conjunction with the National Additive Manufacturing–Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) Summit 2019 where Duc Huy received $5000 as the top prize.

This is the third time that Hwa Chong students have brought home the top award for the School Category Prize in this competition. In 2014, Lu Zhen (13S7D) was awarded the top prize with his winning entry on ‘architecture’, and in 2017 Chen Ming Kai (17S7F) was also accorded top honours for his prizewinning entry on ‘clocks’.

Lu Zhen (13S7D) (Current NTU student who won the Singapore Tertiary Category prize for the undergraduate category) and Than Duc Huy (18S7B)

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