Exciting Fun Otronicon Orlando Science Center

Exciting  Orlando Science Center

Otronicon Logo Main Courtesy Orlando Science Center

Otronicon Logo Main Courtesy Orlando Science Center

Orlando Science Center has events year round to whet your Science appetite. Otronicon is one event annually not to miss in January.  Put it on your calendar now. In the meantime, go and see the Star Wars Exhibit. Or the weather. Or the dinosaurs. Digital Adventure Theater movies. Observatory is available with special nights for Skywatch. There is plenty to see and do. Grab a family membership to enjoy science all year.

For Octronicon, I wandered from  room after room of enormous TV’s with animation, games, and lessons to learn. Seats were filled at every screen with both children and adults interacting with the games and enjoying the experience. See how animation could be used for games, learning, and health opens the mind to the full experience of both current and future health care.

Otronicon DaVinci Surgical Robot Courtesy Orlando Science Center

Otronicon DaVinci Surgical Robot Courtesy Orlando Science Center

Medical Sim City was enlightening while informative on the possibilities of science, technology, and innovation into future health care. Watching children running machines that could operate by sewing OR painting a picture from a remote viewing area to simulate operating. Electronic imaging of the brain with wireless technology can be tried on models or demonstrated. Everywhere you looked in the exhibits for the Florida Hospital for Children, there were hands on displays with many children and adults trying them out.

EA dress up for Pictures Photographer Eileen Ludwig

EA Sports dress up for Pictures Photographer Eileen Ludwig

Loved all the EA Sports demonstrations. Put on the football helmet for a picture. Yes, I was given a picture to take with me. Very personable approach. Wandered to a table with IPADS where I was able to putt a golf ball with the tap of a finger. Watching screens with your favorite teams where I had to look twice to understand and confirmed it was an animation and not the real thing. Hydraulic systems for simulate animation where animators can work from the models. Push a play button and the Cars character came to life. A screen showing the direction of a roller coaster where engineers can redesign or improve on the ride.

Animated Sports Photograph Eileen Ludwig

Animated Sports Photograph Eileen Ludwig

Very polished presentation by ninjaeerstudios.comNinjaneer Studios where 3D is done with light and color with an action film explaining the design evolving into space and planets and stars. Their exhibit of the technology was brilliant and worth making the effort to see.

Competitions are available for those who have the knowhow and desire to enter on the lower levels. Ran out of time and did not make it there or make a return trip as planned. Workshops on game design.

Came across another fascinating demonstration using your eye to choose your TV show. A young boy was used to demonstrate eyetechDS.com technology. Watching as the child picks a choice (Madagascar)  and finally ends it by looking toward the bottom of the screen –  to bring up the controls.

Eye Recognition Photograph Eileen Ludwig

Eye Recognition Phot0graph Eileen Ludwig

Lots of Wii’s both the old and the new Wii along with XBOX’s everywhere for the excitement of all who attended.  It is time I learn more about video games and start playing. It is a world to discover

TRON-LEGACY Courtesy of Orlando Science Center

TRON-LEGACY Courtesy of Orlando Science Center

Finishing off the day with the Film Tron in the Digital Adventure Theater with 3D glasses. Loved Tron. A Virtual World Designer goes inside a digital world looking for his father and finds him and so much more. Was not sure the first time I saw it if I would be scared. Delighted when I realized we were going to see the entire movie and not just a trailer. A truly fantastic day! Thank you Jeff for the Media Pass.

I Will return to visit and report on Star Wars, the rest of the Orlando Science Center, and of course the Observatory to see the stars. For more information, please call 407-514-2000 or visit www.osc.org and www.otronicon.org


Eileen Lud­wig, travel writer of  Free­lance Tourist brings to the world insights about places to travel, dis­counts, Stay­ca­tions, Restau­rant Reviews, movie reviews, and fas­ci­nat­ing tibits. She is owner four of  other sites: Pho­tog­ra­phy, Web Design SchoolSocial Media School and Theme Park Boomers Each are in dif­fer­ent stages of devel­op­ment and evolution.

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