Category Archives: Education

Thank You, Hillsborough County!

It with great gratitude that we recognize Hillsborough County for their generous support of  Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015, through an EDI2 Economic Development grant. Hillsborough County recognizes direct added value to our community of supporting and celebrating our vital maker community … 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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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 Maker: Ellie Willingham, of Frontier Furs

This year we have a Heritage Craft  area, highlighting Makers of a different kind: People with traditional skills and expertise in fields that at one time were the cutting edge of technology, expanding trade and exploration, and improving life in … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Daniel Flisek, Mr. Home Scientist

Daniel Flisek is a civilian Physicist working for the US Navy with a self-professed ” strong interest in chemistry on the side.” We  asked him to tell us a bit about himself and what he’s bringing to Gulf Coast MakerCon. … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon for Educators

The “maker” movement is simply the DIY creative spirit reignited for the 21st century. It’s a return to self-sufficiency, self-reliance and creativity, providing engaging and hands-on opportunities to inspire, educate, and entertain curious and creative learners of all ages. It … Continue reading

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