Category Archives: Education

Meet the Young Makers: Stewart Middle School Makerspace

Heading up our Young Makers area is Diana Rendina, of Stewart Middle Magnet School, where she’s spent the last year developing the school’s library Makerspace and becoming the go-to expert in Tampa Bay and beyond, on all things school makerspace … Continue reading

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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 Young Makers: Benito Makerspace

School makerspaces are front and center at Gulf Coast MakerCon.  Benito MakerSpace at Benito Middle School in Tampa is one of the newest, and Media Specialist Sundi Pierce took some time to tell us about it. _________ We’re excited about being a … 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 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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