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Ozobot Dance-Off

Monday at 2:30 p.m. Presented by Orlando Science Center 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 block programming to make our robots dance! […]

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Google Cardboard

Monday at 12:30 p.m. Presented by Orlando Science Center Have you ever wanted your own virtual reality goggles? Join us to learn about Google Cardboard, which brings immersive experiences to everyone in a simple and affordable way. Experience virtual reality through your own smartphone! Workshop participants will receive a FREE Google Cardboard kit to take […]

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Hour of Code

Monday at 10:30 a.m. Presented by Orlando Science Center What do Star Wars, Minecraft, and Moana have in common? They are all part of the Hour of Code! This initiative introduces computer science to new learners through simple programming games. You’ll have the option to create an account so you can continue coding at home […]

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Arcade-Style Gaming

Saturday at 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Presented by Full Sail Labs Game Design and Game Engineering go hand-in-hand when it comes to developing a video game. However, each focused field of game development requires a particular set of skills and knowledge. Games have changed dramatically over the past 20 years as the industry exploded […]

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Farm Follows Function: Playing with Programming

Saturday at 12:30pm & Sunday at 2:30pm Presented by FIEA student team Robots are the farmers of the future! Come and play a video game where you must program a bot to harvest your crops. We have found that programming principles become far simpler down on the farm. No prior experience required, but much will […]

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Catapult Experiment

Saturday at 2:30pm Presented by Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Let the creativity and imagination fly as you design and build your own catapult. In this fun, hands-on, team challenge learn engineering, geometry, and critical thinking. Enjoy the challenge of testing your catapult for distance, accuracy, and power. […]

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MEMBERS-ONLY: How To Use Coding To Ensure Your Child’s Academic Success

MONDAY at 2:30pm. (members-only event) Learn Jelly, Inc. Please check your January MicroSCOPE e-newsletter for details on how to reserve your spot.  Learn how to combine coding with storytelling and art to help your elementary student learn deeper, improve reading comprehension and critical thinking skills and gain coding exposure. During this 1 hour hands-on session, […]

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Engineering The Magic

Saturday & Sunday at 12:30pm The Walt Disney Company Science rocks in this one hour interactive presentation hosted by Disney Engineers. Everyday this incredible team uses science to help tell the stories that transport Walt Disney World Park and Resort Guests into some really exciting places. Engineering the Magic is food for your brain as […]

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Creating Digital Characters for VR

SATURDAY & SUNDAY Presented by Nick Zuccarello, FIEA In this workshop we will take a behind the scenes look at some of the various tools and techniques that are used to generate real-time characters.  We will see digital model building, digital painting and digital sculpting in the computer, these tools and processes will lead into […]

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How Building Legos is Like Building Games

Friday at 3:30pm Presented by Ron Weaver, FIEA Technical Design Director Ever wondered what it feels like to develop a complex video game without having all the components figured out up front? This workshop will show you what it feels like to be a game developer, struggling to create an intricate system without all the pieces […]

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Code a mini Traffic Light with Raspberry Pi!

Saturday & Sunday at 10:30am Presented by TechPays Who invented the first traffic light? Come find out and maybe win a Raspberry Pi!.  With simple code anyone can program a simulated traffic light! We’ve facilitated workshops at Otronicon several times before with 5 stars ratings. We have something for everyone. Like software? We have it […]

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Arcade-Style Gaming

SATURDAY Full Sail Labs Game Design and Game Engineering go hand-in-hand when it comes to developing a video game. However, each focused field of game development requires a particular set of skills and knowledge. Games have changed dramatically over the past 20 years as the industry exploded with new technology. Although it has grown by […]

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3D Printing with 3Doodler Pens – What Will You Create?

Friday with ongoing sessions from 2:00-5:00pm UCF CREATE 3D pens are cool! But can you really make things with them the way they are shown in advertisements? Yes, you can, and we want to show you how. During the workshop, we will create geometric shapes (3D boxes, stars & other fun things) and learn how […]

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Thinking Like a Computer: Artificial Intelligence for Games

Friday at 12:30pm Presented by Dr. Paul Varcholik, FIEA Ever wonder how a computer plays a game? From Tic-Tac-Toe, to Chess, to Call of Duty, computers are adept at playing games – and getting better. Come learn about artificial intelligence in games, have fun, and experience thinking like a computer!   […]

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