Category Archives: 3d printing

Meet the Maker: Mike Benjamin, of Ingocraft

We’re excited about the wide range of exhibitors we have this year, including the diversity of inventors and product developers.  Among our commercial makers this year is Ingocraft, which calls its product line “Modern Tools for Maker Kids.”  We like … Continue reading

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Meet the Young Makers of Oak Grove Middle School!

Educator Kyle Wright brings his great students from Oak Grove Middle School in Pinellas County,  to Gulf Coast MakerCon this year.  Long successful with their FIRST LEGO League program, Oak Grove is expanding their project based learning to include more maker-style … Continue reading

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Meet the Makers: The HIVE Community Innovation Center at John F. Germany Library

We have several local makerspaces participating in Gulf Coast MakerCon this year, one of which is Tampa’s community gem, THE HIVE , a 10,000 sq. ft. public community innovation center and makerspace located on the 3rd floor of the west building in … Continue reading

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Meet the Library Makers: Pasco County Library System

You may have noticed a healthy complement of libraries joining us at Gulf Coast MakerCon this year. That’s because libraries are quickly becoming the cutting edge, and the leading edge, of the maker movement, democratizing access to creative space, tools, … Continue reading

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Makers of Maker Spaces at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015!

The year we held Tampa Bay’s first ever maker festival, Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, in 2012, the concept of “makerspaces” in the Tampa Bay area was just a fledgling idea. The Faulhaber FabLab , then at the GWIZ Science … Continue reading

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Celebrate Andrew Carnegie’s Birthday at the Hive Makerspace

Gulf Coast Makers are invited to join in the Andrew Carnegie Birthday Party & STEAM Fair at The Hive Centennial Celebration Open House at John F. Germany Library, at 900 Ashley Drive in Tampa, on Saturday, November 15th, from 1pm to 4pm. … Continue reading

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Meet the Makerspace Makers and Attend our 3rd Annual Makerspace UnConference

It’s an exciting time in Tampa Bay!  When we held our first “Makerspace UnConference” at our first Maker festival in 2012, there were no full scale makerspaces in Tampa Bay.  The Faulhaber FabLab at the GWIZ Science Museum in Sarasota … Continue reading

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