Category Archives: Makers

Meet the Young Makers: Benito Makerspace

School makerspaces are front and center at Gulf Coast MakerCon.  Benito MakerSpace at Benito Middle School in Tampa is one of the newest, and Media Specialist Sundi Pierce took some time to tell us about it. _________ We’re excited about being a … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Rosanne Clementi, Inventor of Pad Go Round

Invention is at the heart of Making, and we’ll have several inventors exhibiting their products at Gulf Coast MakerCon this year.  One of our Inventors Showcase exhibitors this year is Rosanne Clementi, who created the Pad Go Round.  It’s a nifty … Continue reading

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Meet the Makers: Gamers on the Edge

We tinkered with the idea of a Tabletop Gaming area last year, and this year, with the help of Pinellas ComicCon and MakerCon, we’re expanding the area to include everything from comics to classic arcade games,  cards, board games and … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Chuck Stephens

We met Chuck Stephens at our very first Maker Festival, Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, in 2012, where he joined us to showcase his stencil art. Since then he’s become a fixture in the Tampa Bay Maker community, doing everything … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Ellie Willingham, of Frontier Furs

Ellie Willingham joined us last year, making quite an impression with her heritage craft exhibit.  She’s back again this year, with new work and fresh insights for those who think a maker festival is all about high tech.  The first … Continue reading

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Meet the Makers: The HIVE Community Innovation Center at John F. Germany Library

We have several local makerspaces participating in Gulf Coast MakerCon this year, one of which is Tampa’s community gem, THE HIVE , a 10,000 sq. ft. public community innovation center and makerspace located on the 3rd floor of the west building in … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Bill Ball of Stetson’s Innovation House

Stetson University’s Innovation House is a makerspace at the Deland based university that provides “contemporary tools of rapid prototyping to develop and make tangible objects. It also provides a community of makers for its members to tap into. Innovation House is open to … Continue reading

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