Learn How To Code Like A Wizard, Design a Skyscraper, and More During Otronicon Workshops!

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Become the next great innovator at Otronicon with engaging workshops!

From creating video games to making robots dance, to learning about the art and science of stop motion animation 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. Guests can reserve workshops in advance for a nominal fee of $5.00 by contacting the reservations department at classes@osc.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 February 18-21, 2022!

AniMotion Studios: 3D Animation & A+STEM
UCF Create

Saturday, 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
(90 min – Ages 13 and Up)

This 90-minute workshop will introduce 3D animation to students and families. Come and see how your favorite animated movies were made and learn how to make a character move across the screen using the professional standard animation software, Maya.

Architecture in the Digital World
Black Architects in the Making

Saturday, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
(75 min – Ages 13 and Up)

We will use programs such as Google SketchUp and Revit to model simple architectural forms. We will then utilize a rendering plugin called Enscape, which allows for real time visuals and fly throughs. This can be shown on a large screen or paired with an Oculus VR headset for a more immersive experience.

Catapult Challenge
Society of Women Engineers

Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
(120 min – All Ages)

In this 2 hour workshop the attendees will participate in a STEM activity of building a catapult which incorporates the aspect of easy math connection, engineering design process, student-driven learning, and hands-on. The catapults will undergo three different tests to determine accuracy and power. The teams will be able to modify the catapults and retest as desired.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Python
Black Orlando Tech

Saturday, 10:30 a.m. 
(60 min – Ages 16 and Up)

Intro Python workshop where participants will deploy their first cloud resources using AWS Python SDK.

Code a Home Security Camera with a Raspberry Pi Microcomputer
TechPays Foundation

Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 a.m. 
(60 min – All Ages)

Feeling safe is a basic human need. Coding and creating a home security camera and app can be the first line of defense. Create a security system in this workshop! TechPays™ has received publicity on WFTV Channel 9, STAR 94.5, and has received 5 Star Positive Feedback reviews as a 2018 Otronicon Workshop Presenter.

Drone Zone

Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Monday, 10:30 a.m. 
(60 min – Ages 8 and Up)

Explore the world of drones! Learn the principles of flight and how drones move as you pilot them through a series of obstacles. Master your skills with the drone coding challenge! This workshop is based on content produced in partnership with Orlando Science Center, Teqgames, and NAWCTSD and is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.

Exploring Space

Friday, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Monday, 10:30 a.m.
(60 min – Ages 8 and Up)

Do you think space is far out? Come find out how NASA scientists & engineers use technology to learn new information about planets and stars. This workshop is based on content produced by Orlando Science Center and the University of Central Florida supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AM34G.

GaIM Maker Space Laser Cut Design
Level 3 - The HIVE

Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
(90 min – Ages 8 and Up)

In this workshop, participants will learn the principles behind realizing your 2D designs with accuracy and speed. The UCF GaIM Maker Space will share their knowledge and techniques of the Glowforge so that every participant can turn their paper 2D designs into a more tangible product. Learn concepts of 2D design, and the process of developing a successful laser cut product, to create project that you can take home.

Knight's Declassified Career Survival Guide
Future Technical Communicators of UCF

Friday & Saturday, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
(60 min – Ages 13 and Up)

This one-hour workshop teaches high schoolers about the fundamentals of job preparation including creating a resume, building a portfolio, and doing a job interview—all through the lens of an adventurer in a medieval fantasy world. Follow our hero in this D&D-inspired workshop as they learn not only how to wield the sword but the pen as well. Watch and help them level up from local adventurer to licensed hero.

Ozobot Dance Off

Friday, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, 12:30 p.m.
Monday, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
(60 min – Ages 7 and Up)

Come explore programming with Ozobots, smart little robots that can read code through color! We’ll learn how to draw color-coded paths for our Ozobots to speed up, slow down, and light up. Then we’ll use our skills to make our robots dance!

Simulation Adventures

Friday & Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, 12:30 p.m.
(60 min – Ages 13 and Up)

What do Gamers, Air Traffic Controllers, and Drone Pilots have in common? They all require very specific skills! Experience a flight simulator that real pilots use for training as you fly an aircraft from the Downtown Orlando to the Orlando International Airport, or use a drone to treat crops in Agriculture. This workshop is based on content produced in partnership with Orlando Science Center, Teqgames and NAWCTSD and is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.

Otronicon Hours: February 18 - 21, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

General Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $21.00 for adults, $19.00 for seniors and students, and $15.00 for youth (ages 2-11).

For more information, please call 407.514.2000.