Category Archives: Gulf Coast Makers Festival

Meet the Maker: John Hobbs, of Athletes Performance Gear

At Gulf Coast MakerCon, we have a strong focus on entrepreneurship, invention, craft and trades, and our Inventors Showcase will feature a number of locally developed products and ideas, among them Palm Harbor based Athletes Performance Gear’s new hydration system for athletes. At … 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 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 Music Maker: Cameron Eckelberry, the Digital Berry-Bot

Cameron Eckelberry, aka The Digital Berry-Bot, joined us last year at Gulf Coast MakerCon and gave us a real earful – literally!  He shared a bit about what he does and why he does it here.  You can also see … 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: Rosanne Clementi, Inventor of Pad Go Round

Invention is at the heart of Making, and we’ll have several inventors exhibiting their products at Gulf Coast MakerCon this year.  One of our Inventors Showcase exhibitors this year is Rosanne Clementi, who created the Pad Go Round.  It’s a nifty … Continue reading

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