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Gulf Coast MakerCon Welcomes National Academy of Inventors

We’re grateful for the support of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) , this year, sponsoring Gulf Coast MakerCon in collaboration with USF Connect and the Florida High Tech Corridor. The National Academy of Inventors  is a non-profit membership organization … Continue reading

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Meet the Puzzle Maker: Allyn Kahn, Creator of Mentagy

Allyn Kahn is a long time Chess coach turned award winning game maker, best known for the Mentagy Puzzle.  Allyn has exhibited  at some of our past events and we’re happy he’s joining us again this year.  We asked him to tell us more … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Jeff Brouillette, Inventor of Bevfridge

Jeff Brouillette is the inventor of the Bevfridge, a beverage cooling system he created that not only keeps drinks cold to the last drop, but colder, at the last drop. He tells us more about his process and what he’s … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Laura Drysdale, of Keep ’em Komfy

Gulf Coast MakerCon provides a great platform for people to showcase their homemade solutions to everyday challenges. Sometimes those solutions become the basis for new businesses and revenue streams. Keep ’em Komfy is one of those solutions to a common problem … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 is Making it BIG!

Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 is more than twice as big as our 2014 event, featuring  more than 75 Maker groups representing a wide diversity of interests, skills, hobbies, trades and professions ranging from textile and other heritage crafters, to amateur radio, inventors and … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Tal Millican, of Multi-Tork Pool Tools

Necessity is the mother of invention, they say, and Tal Millican’s story is the perfect example. He’ll be showing and selling his creation, Multi-Tork® clamp sockets, at Gulf Coast MakerCon on April 18th, and if you’re a pool owner, or … Continue reading

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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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