Become the next great innovator at Otronicon with our engaging, expert-led workshops!
From creating your own bioluminescent 3D printed organism to learning how to set up a state-of-the-art home security system, you’ll leave these workshops with a newfound skill and appreciation for STEM.
Workshop registration is available in the Club House on Level 1. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis so please sign up upon arriving at Otronicon to guarantee your spot. Starting January 13, 2020, guests can reserve workshops in advance for a nominal fee of $5.00 by contacting the reservations department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.514.2112. Once you are registered we ask that you report to the Club House at least 15 minutes prior to your workshop time to be escorted to the classrooms.
Check out the exciting workshops you have to look forward to during Otronicon from January 17-20, 2020!
Aaron Cendan presents: Behind the Scenes of Integrating Sound in Games
Sunday, 1:30 p.m. (60 min – Ages 13 and Up)
Have you ever wondered how the sounds of your footsteps in a video game change depending on the surface you are walking on, whether you are crouched, or whether you are carrying a backpack full of jingle bells? In "Behind the Scenes of Integrating Sound in Games," you will get the opportunity to record, edit, and integrate sound in a video game that changes based on context.
Disney presents: Star Wars Hour of Code
Monday, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (60 min – Ages 6 and Up)
This interactive experience introduces coding and computer science in a fun and easy to learn environment for students ages 6 and up.
Dragonfly CGArtwork presents: Dragonfly TITAN Simulation NASA’s mission to Titan
Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30p.m. (30 min - All Ages)
Dragonfly T I T A N. It is a simulation game of NASA’s New Frontiers mission to Saturn’s moon Titan schedule to be launch on 2026 and arrive in 2034. The rotorcraft will fly to dozens of locations on Titan looking for prebiotic chemical processes common on both Titan and Earth. Dragonfly marks the first time NASA will fly a multi-rotor vehicle for science on another planet; it has eight rotors and flies like a large drone. It will take advantage of Titan’s dense atmosphere to become the first vehicle ever to fly to new places around Titan.
Lockheed Martin presents: Production Methodology
Friday – Monday, 12:30 p.m., 1:30p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (60 min – All Ages)
The production methodology workshop will allow participants to work together to build a product, reading and understanding procedures, process improvement, and understand the importance of team communication.
Microsoft presents: Camp Know Where Rule The Arcade
Friday, 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, 12:30 p.m. (60 min – Ages 8 and Up)
It’s no surprise that the kids in Stranger Things spend a lot of time in the Arcade in Hawkins. Attendees will be told that Hawkins is putting in a new arcade, and they will get to be the ones to design the games to fill it. In the end, they will have a game based on the show that possibly even Mad Max can’t beat.
Microsoft presents: Literacy Skills for Emerging Readers
Friday and Monday, 10:30 a.m. (60 min – Ages 6 and Up)
Build your reading foundation with Immersive Reader in the OneNote app. Explore tools that help improve focus while reading, identify parts of speech, and read text out loud.
Microsoft presents: MakeCode Minecraft
Saturday and Monday, 2:30 p.m. (60 min – Ages 8 and Up)
Participants will create original coding programs in their own Minecraft world and learn new computer science concepts, such as events, coordinates, variables, and conditionals. They will practice using computational, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills. No prior experience with MakeCode or Minecraft is required.
Microsoft presents: Get Creative with 3D in Windows 10
Friday and Sunday, 2:30 p.m., and Saturday, 12:30 p.m. (60 min – Ages 8 and Up)
The world we live in is multidimensional, so shouldn’t our art be as well? Students will bring their imagination to life by learning new Paint 3D in Windows 10. In this high-energy collaborative environment, participants will fuel their creativity and learn key tools and features of 3D in Windows 10.
Microsoft presents: Understanding Cyberbullying – Be kind to everyone online
(In English) Friday and Saturday, 12:30 p.m. | (en español) Monday, 12:30 p.m. (60 min – Ages 8 and Up)
Participants will learn what cyberbullying is and why it happens, the best strategies to deal with cyberbullying and how to be kind and inclusive online.
Microsoft presents: Connect, create, and achieve more with Windows 10 and Office 365
(In English) Saturday, 10:30 a.m. and Monday, 3:30 p.m. | (en español) Sunday, 10:30 a.m. (60 min – Ages 8 and Up)
This workshop will show you how to collaborate on the go, keep your family safer online, stay organized with OneNote, and more. Participants choose topics of interest and leave understanding how to get empowered with Microsoft apps and tools like Windows 10, Pen and Windows Ink, Mobile Apps and more.
Orlando Science Center presents: Makey Makey
Sunday, 2:30 p.m. (60 min – Ages 8 and Up)
Explore circuitry and conductivity through the Makey Makey - an invention kit for everyone! Turn everyday objects into touchpads and create your own video game controller in this fun hands-on workshop.
Orlando Science Center presents: Scratch Game Design
Sunday, 12:30 p.m. (60 min – Ages 8 and Up)
Start programming in a snap using Scratch! Create games and digital art using this collaborative platform from the MIT Media Lab.
Orlando Science Center presents: Stop Motion Animation
Sunday, 10:30 a.m. (60 min – Ages 8 and Up)
Bring your imagination to life using stop motion animation technology! We’ll learn how to use a green screen to create movies that take place anywhere in the world. We will use a stop motion app that can be downloaded on your own smartphone so that you can continue creating at home!
Society of Women Engineers presents: Catapults!
Sunday, 2:30 p.m. (60 min – Ages 8 and Up)
This workshop teaches any person how to create a catapult using everyday items. Participants will be able to test accuracy, power, and tower during this event.
Techpays Foundation presents: Code a home security camera with Raspberry Pi
Sunday 10:30 a.m. (60 min – Ages 8 and Up)
Feeling safe is a basic human need. Coding and creating a home security camera and app can be the first line of defense. Attendees will learn how to operate a Raspberry Pi microcomputer and create a security system in this workshop!
UCF CREATE presents: Glorganisms
Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. (60 min – Ages 8 and Up)
What are Glorganisms? No, it’s not an alien lifeform here to take over the planet. Glorganisms are bioluminescent (glow in the dark), 3D printed organisms. In this workshop, you will create a plant or an animal using a 3Doodler pen. There will be a black light so you can see your Glorganism glow in the dark. We will learn a little science and a little tech, but we will have A LOT of fun!
UCF GaIM presents: Maker Space Laser Cut Design
Monday, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (90 min – Ages 8 and Up)
The UCF Games and Interactive Media Maker Space is presenting this workshop where visitors can participate in designing a project to be laser cut, which can be taken home. These designs can be wearable pendants, unique keychains, or small art works.
UCF Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy presents: Game Development Card Game
Friday, 12:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2:30 p.m. (90 min – Ages 8 and Up)
Game Dev Game is a 1-4 player card game that teaches about how video game development works. Players take on the roles of programmer, artist, designer, and producer to cooperatively build games based on random rolls of the dice for genre (like platformer, MMO) and theme (aliens, animals, etc.)
Women in Animation at UCF presents: The Principles of Animation – Flipbooks!
Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (60 min – All Ages)
Women in Animation will be explaining the 12 principles of animation and demonstrate how to create a traditional flipbook animation with movement and secondary action.
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.