Have an electrifyingly fun time during these can’t-miss experiences at Otronicon!
Prepare to be mesmerized by dazzling live shows and events occurring throughout the entire four days of Otronicon! In addition to the dozens of exhibitors with cutting-edge technology to experience, Orlando Science Center will be hosting spectacles like none other. Discover technology that boggles the senses and learn directly from one of the most influential leaders in the gaming industry today.
Tesla Coil Shows
Back by popular demand, it’s the hair-raising Tesla Coil Show! Discover how a Tesla coil can be transformed into a musical instrument in this live show that explores the science of electricity and celebrates the innovative mind of Nikola Tesla and his Tesla coil. Explore the different types of electricity and delve into the history of the “current wars” between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. You won’t want to miss this shockingly exciting experience!
*Please note that this presentation contains loud noises and flashing lights. This may not be suitable for all audiences.
Keynote Speaker Kate Edwards
Gain invaluable insight from Otronicon Keynote Speaker, Kate Edwards, in her presentation, “Career Paths to Game Creation” on Saturday, January 18. Discover how you can become a part of the growing global face of game creation regardless of your background. Edwards has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s “10 most powerful women in gaming” and has consulted on many projects for leading companies such as BioWare, Ubisoft, LEGO, and Facebook. After her presentation, engage in a Q&A session to learn personally from this visionary.
Then explore drone technology and try to master flying these amazing machines in a drone cage! Work together in groups and test flight skills by flying drones through a series of obstacles set-up in our mobile flight cage. On Saturday, watch as the USF College of Engineering control drones with their minds using a brain-computer interface.
Speakers & Workshops
Learn from the innovators and trailblazers throughout our Central Florida community with workshops and speaker talks at Otronicon! From creating your own bioluminescent 3D printed organism to learning about the business of making games, you’ll leave these workshops and speaker talks with a newfound skill and appreciation for STEM.
Squishy Circuits with Pikachu in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory
Harness the powers of electric Pokemon as you make and test your own conductive dough to learn about the science of electricity with the help of Pikachu!
Schedule of Events
The Tesla Coil Show will be presented throughout Otronicon. Attendees of adults-only Science Night Live will be able to experience the show that evening but will need a separate ticket for the event.
Kate Edwards will present at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 18.
Drone programming will be available on the SunTrust Terrace from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and again from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on all four days of Otronicon.
Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $21 for adults, $19 for seniors and students, and $15 for youth (ages 2-11). Click here to purchase Otronicon tickets.
Otronicon Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily.
Science Night Live Featuring Otronicon: Saturday, January 18 from 8:00 – 11:30 p.m., Science Night Live is a 21-and-up event, and requires a separate ticket. Click here to purchase Science Night Live tickets.
For more information, please call 407.514.2000.