Category Archives: DIY

Meet the Maker: Victoria Deering, of Frenzy Beading

Victoria Deering brings her love of mixed media and jewelry design to Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 with her company, Frenzy Beading.  She took some time to tell us a bit about her work, how she got started,  and what she’s … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Chuck Stephens

We met Chuck Stephens at our very first Maker Festival, Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, in 2012, where he joined us to showcase his stencil art. Since then he’s become a fixture in the Tampa Bay Maker community, doing everything … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Ellie Willingham, of Frontier Furs

Ellie Willingham joined us last year, making quite an impression with her heritage craft exhibit.  She’s back again this year, with new work and fresh insights for those who think a maker festival is all about high tech.  The first … 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 Maker: Bill Ball of Stetson’s Innovation House

Stetson University’s Innovation House is a makerspace at the Deland based university that provides “contemporary tools of rapid prototyping to develop and make tangible objects. It also provides a community of makers for its members to tap into. Innovation House is open to … Continue reading

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Meet the Makers: Palm Harbor Library

Palm Harbor Library is home to the Hazel Incantalupe Makerspace, a unique arts space for children.  We asked Kiki Durney, Head of Youth Services at the Library, to tell us more about their efforts there. GCMC: Who are you and what do … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Neal Ekengren, with MEOWSER

Neal Ekengren is a Maker from Longwood, FL. He has degrees in Engineering and Biochemistry and is an IT guru.  He first joined us at our 2012 Maker Festival, and again at our 2013 event, and we’re so glad he’s back again this … Continue reading

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