Category Archives: inventors

Hillsborough County Proclaims April 18th “Maker Day”

It’s official! In recognition of Gulf Coast MakerCon, April 18th is Maker Day in Hillsborough County! The actual proclamation, which is signed by all seven County Commissioners, will be on display at Gulf Coast MakerCon.  Be sure to stop by … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Wayne Rasanen, Inventer of DecaTxt

He was Making before Making was cool! Anyone who’s been involved in the inventors community in Tampa Bay for any length of time knows Wayne Rasanen, long time leader of the Tampa Bay Inventors Council, but first and foremost, an … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Minda Cameron, Creator of Flap Top Comforter

Gulf Coast MakerCon will feature a lot of tech related Makers and exhibitors, but we also have a big complement of crafters, who are equally the Makers we celebrate when we talk about the DIY Inventive Spirit.  “Inventive” doesn’t automatically … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 Program Now Online

Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 promises to be our biggest and best event yet, and a sign of things to come, as our Maker community continues to grow and connect.   Check out our 2015 event program and start planning how … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Terry Nehring, Inventor of StoreHitch™

Invention is the heart and soul of any maker event, that Inventive Spirit that we celebrate made whole, visible and viable through the ingenuity and hard work of curious and resourceful problem solvers.  Terry Nehring is one of those problem … Continue reading

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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

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Chuck Stephens: Making as an Economy of Ideas

Chuck Stephens is a local Maker of Art, Instruments, Music and Gadgets, who also works with Eureka! Factory, which produces Gulf Coast MakerCon.  He was one of our featured Makers back in March and is back with a guest post with some thoughtful considerations about … Continue reading

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