Monthly Archives: April 2014

Save the Date! Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 set for April 18th!

We had so much fun at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2014, we’ve already got the Special Events Center at the Florida Fairgrounds reserved for April 18, 2015 for next year’s event!  We’re scaling back to a one day event, but running from … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Arduino

Maker of all trades, Chuck Stephens, shares his insights on learning to love the Arduino. _________________ I have an admission to make- I was an Arduino resistor. It’s not that I didn’t appreciate what could be done with microcontrollers; I … Continue reading

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Help us Build our Maker Community!

The creative DIY entrepreneurial community has grown considerably on the Florida west coast over the last few years, due in no small measure to celebratory showcase events  like Gulf Coast MakerCon,  and Bar Camps in Sarasota and Tampa, which are increasingly broadening their … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon 2014 Fun & Successful!

Gulf coast MakerCon, Tampa Bay’s  3rd Annual Celebration of the DIY Inventive Spirit brought everything from Blacksmith Artists, to Electric Race Cars and fighting robots to the Florida Fairgrounds Special Events Center West, at 4800 Highway 301 North in Tampa, on … Continue reading

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Day One, Awesome Fun!

We had a terrific first day at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2014! The weather was gorgeous, making for picture perfect runs of the Electrathon racers, breezes under the trees where the blacksmith artists worked, and generally a perfect Florida spring day … Continue reading

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Are you Ready?!

It’s almost time! The arena is set up for USF-RIGs Battles at MakerCon, the pennants are up by the entrance, the volunteers are prepped, we’ve got the Electrathon track mapped out, the programs are printed, the games are packed and waiting, the … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Erik Heidt, of Drummerleash

We’ve got a few more Makers for you to meet – here’s Erik Heidt, inventor of the Drummersleash – and also a drummer! We asked him to tell us something about his product, that he’ll be demoing at GulfCoastMakerCon.  Erik’s … Continue reading

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