Category Archives: DIY

T -1 to Gulf Coast MakerCon!

We’re Excited! Are You?! The t-shirts are here! The program is ready! The Makers are pumped and the Volunteers are prepped! All that’s missing is YOU! Just one more day to get your discounted tickets for a weekend of creative awesomeness!

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Meet the Maker: Pamela French, of Pami Pocket

Pamela French is one of our great commercial makers,  bringing her creation, “Pami Pocket ” to Gulf Coast MakerCon.   She’s also Vice President of the Tampa Bay Inventor’s Council, one of our event partners, heading up our Inventors Showcase. … 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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Meet the Communications Makers: Tampa Amateur Radio Club

We’re excited to have the Tampa Amateur Radio Club (TARC)  joining us at Gulf Coast MakerCon again this year.  We’ve always had “Hams” at our maker festival, and believe they bring a fun, interesting and important element to our DIY Celebration … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Jason Rawley, of Fireblade Comics

We love the cosplay and gaming elements of our event this year, and are happy to welcome Jason Rawley of Fireblade Comics to our line up for Gulf Coast MakerCon 2014.  We asked him to tell us a bit about … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Todd Emmons and the Bait Dipper

We’ve got some great inventors showcasing some awesomely cool inventions at Gulf Coast MakerCon this year, and one of them is Todd Emmons, with his Bait Dipper, built just for the avid fisher person in your life! We asked Todd about … Continue reading

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Meet the Idea Makers: Tampa Bay Inventors Council

The Tampa Bay Inventors Council (TBIC) is a long time friend and partner of LI4E, and we’re delighted to welcome them to Gulf Coast MakerCon 2014, where they’re hosting the Florida Inventors Showcase.  We talked to Wayne Rasanen, president of TBIC, … Continue reading

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