Category Archives: Gulf Coast Makers Festival

Meet the Skills Makers: American Manufacturing Skills Initiative (AMskills)

One of our goals with Gulf Coast MakerCon is to build a premier community maker event for youth and adults highlighting the practical and useful as well as the fun.  This year, we’ve got some great groups helping us do just … Continue reading

Posted in Apprenticeship, Education, Entrepreneurship, Gulf Coast MakerCon, Gulf Coast Makers Festival, MakerCon, Makers, Makers Festival, Mentoring, Young Makers | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Meet the Young Makers: Harmon STEM School

We’ve got some great Young Makers joining us, from makerspaces and schools from Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties.  One of the area’s newest homes for Young Makers is Tampa’s Harmon STEM School, which is hosting a STEMathon at their booth. … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Gulf Coast MakerCon, Gulf Coast Makers Festival, Science, STEM, Young Makers | Tagged , , , , , ,

Meet the Maker: Brian Johnson, of Johnson Arms

We first met Brian Johnson as a cheerful guest walking around our first Maker festival, Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, in 2012 carrying one of his awesome cosplay replicas, and enjoying the day.  We even snapped a pic (at left).  Last … Continue reading

Posted in 3d printing, Art, Cosplay, Costuming, Gulf Coast MakerCon, Gulf Coast Makers Festival, MakerCon, Makers, Makers Festival, Props | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015: Fighting Robots, 3D Printing, Handcrafts, Inventions, Gaming & More!

In just one week, on April 18th  at 9am at the  Florida State Fairgrounds Florida Center, Gulf Coast MakerCon will open its doors for our 4th Annual Celebration of the DIY Inventive Spirit! We’ll have more than 75 exhibitors representing a wide diversity … Continue reading

Posted in 3d printing, Art, Contests, DIY, Entrepreneurship, Gaming, Gulf Coast MakerCon, Gulf Coast Makers Festival, Handcraft, Heritage, inventors, MakerCon, Makers, Makerspace, Science, Sponsors, Young Makers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Meet the Maker: FreeFab 3D

FreeFab 3D makes 3D printers, but more than that, FreeFab 3D helps build the Maker community in St. Petersburg and in Tampa Bay.   Run by Mo Eppley, of Mity Mo Creative, which is a Gulf Coast MakerCon event partner, … Continue reading

Posted in 3d printing, Entrepreneurship, Gulf Coast MakerCon, Gulf Coast Makers Festival, Makers | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Meet the Makers: Eureka! Factory

To date, we’ve been featuring the Makers who will be at Gulf Coast MakerCon. We thought you might enjoy meeting some of the folks who are making Gulf Coast MakerCon possible, starting with event producers, Eureka! Factory. The Eureka! Factory … Continue reading

Posted in 3d printing, Education, Gulf Coast MakerCon, Gulf Coast Makers Festival, MakerCon, Makers, Makers Festival, Makerspace | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

6 Extra Maker Spaces Available, thru April 14!

Ten- Six! -extra Maker spaces have become available in one area of our exhibit space thanks to the generosity of the Florida Fairgrounds and some changes in space use by an existing maker group. If you thought you missed the Maker boat … Continue reading

Posted in Festivals, Gulf Coast MakerCon, Gulf Coast Makers Festival, MakerCon, Makers, Makers Festival | Tagged , , , ,