Category Archives: DIY

We Want Your Blog Posts!

We know you’re out there – incredible makers doing amazing things with electronics, wood, textiles, concrete blocks,pvc pipes, old chairs, Spanish moss – you name it, we know you do it!   So we’re inviting you, the awesome makers of … 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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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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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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