Category Archives: MakerCon

Interested in GCMC 2016? Sign Up Early!

We’re getting a super early start on Gulf Coast MakerCon 2016 planning, and have launched an Early Interest form for those who want to save the date and a spot at next year’s event. We’ll formally launch our 2016 Call for … Continue reading

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Save the Date: Gulf Coast MakerCon 2016 is April 9th!

It’s never too early to start planning for our next Gulf Coast Makers party!  Thanks to our great hosts at the Florida State Fairgrounds, we’ve secured the April 9 for Gulf Coast MakerCon 2016. We got some great feedback from … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015: A Look Back

Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 was our biggest event yet, with over 80 exhibitors, the Southeast Combot Championship fighting robots competition,  Electrathon car race , Young Makers activities and Makerspace Showcase, bringing together over 300 technologists, artists, crafters, mechanical and electrical wizards, … Continue reading

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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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Concerto in CAD: A Battlebot is Born

Some people put videos of nature or landscapes to music, or images of people. Some see concertos in CAD.  Enjoy this look at a Southeast Combot Championship robot under design, courtesy of Chris Willingham, a mentor with the  Edgar Allan Ohms Land O’Lakes … 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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