Category Archives: MakerCon

Gulf Coast Makers Making a Mark

Gulf Coast Makers were in abundance at the recent Maker Faire Orlando September 13 & 14. In addition to the ones captured in photos here – FreeFab 3D, Tampa Hackerspace, Eureka! Factory, Gabotronics, Nepchune’s Noise Circus, Tampa Bay Inventors Council, In10Did and … Continue reading

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

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

Posted in DIY, Education, Entrepreneurship, Gulf Coast MakerCon, Gulf Coast Makers Festival, MakerCon, Makers Festival, Science | Tagged , , , , ,

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

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

Guest Blog: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Arduino

Maker of all trades, Chuck Stephens, shares his insights on learning to love the Arduino. _________________ I have an admission to make- I was an Arduino resistor. It’s not that I didn’t appreciate what could be done with microcontrollers; I … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Electronics, MakerCon, Music | Tagged , , , , ,

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

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

Gulf Coast MakerCon 2014 Fun & Successful!

Gulf coast MakerCon, Tampa Bay’s  3rd Annual Celebration of the DIY Inventive Spirit brought everything from Blacksmith Artists, to Electric Race Cars and fighting robots to the Florida Fairgrounds Special Events Center West, at 4800 Highway 301 North in Tampa, on … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Education, Gulf Coast Makers Festival, MakerCon, Makers, Makers Festival, Robotics, Science, Young Makers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day One, Awesome Fun!

We had a terrific first day at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2014! The weather was gorgeous, making for picture perfect runs of the Electrathon racers, breezes under the trees where the blacksmith artists worked, and generally a perfect Florida spring day … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Education, Entrepreneurship, Gulf Coast Makers Festival, MakerCon, Makers, Makers Festival, Robotics, Science | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment