Category Archives: Makers

In Memory of Misspent Summers

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – from, Phrynette Married A Guest Blog by Chuck Stephens Remember summer break? Those two months seemed to stretch out forever with endless possibilities and no obligations. No pressure, no homework, no tests, … Continue reading

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Be a Gulf Coast Makers Guest Blogger!

Now that we’ve wrapped up Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015, and made all these great connections in our awesomely creative and productive maker community, we want to keep the conversation flowing.   And we need and want your help to do … 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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