Category Archives: Gulf Coast Makers Festival

Meet the Makers: Tampa Amateur Radio Club

We’re very happy to have the Tampa Amateur Radio Club (TARC) joining us again this year at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015.  We asked a couple of their members to tell us a bit about amateur radio and the place of … Continue reading

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Makers of Maker Spaces at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015!

The year we held Tampa Bay’s first ever maker festival, Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, in 2012, the concept of “makerspaces” in the Tampa Bay area was just a fledgling idea. The Faulhaber FabLab , then at the GWIZ Science … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon Early Bird Tickets Now Available

We’re pleased to announce that Early Bird ticketing is now open for Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015! Early Bird Specials run through midnight March 31: $8 per person, ages 13 and up. $25 for a Family/Friend 4-pack (Early Bird special only!). … Continue reading

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A Makers Thanksgiving

Hope you’re off to a lovely holiday season – a perfect time to be a maker, with opportunities to make everything from food to gifts, as well plans for the new year. We hope one of those plans you make will … Continue reading

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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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Save the Date! Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 set for April 18th!

We had so much fun at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2014, we’ve already got the Special Events Center at the Florida Fairgrounds reserved for April 18, 2015 for next year’s event!  We’re scaling back to a one day event, but running from … Continue reading

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Help us Build our Maker Community!

The creative DIY entrepreneurial community has grown considerably on the Florida west coast over the last few years, due in no small measure to celebratory showcase events  like Gulf Coast MakerCon,  and Bar Camps in Sarasota and Tampa, which are increasingly broadening their … Continue reading

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