Category Archives: Makers

Celebrate the National Day of Making June 18th!

I want us all to think about new and creative ways to engage young people in science and engineering, whether it’s science festivals, robotics competitions, fairs that encourage young people to create and build and invent — to be makers … Continue reading

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We Want Your Blog Posts!

We know you’re out there – incredible makers doing amazing things with electronics, wood, textiles, concrete blocks,pvc pipes, old chairs, Spanish moss – you name it, we know you do it!   So we’re inviting you, the awesome makers of … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Are you Ready?!

It’s almost time! The arena is set up for USF-RIGs Battles at MakerCon, the pennants are up by the entrance, the volunteers are prepped, we’ve got the Electrathon track mapped out, the programs are printed, the games are packed and waiting, the … Continue reading

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