Category Archives: Makers

Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 Program Now Online

Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 promises to be our biggest and best event yet, and a sign of things to come, as our Maker community continues to grow and connect.   Check out our 2015 event program and start planning how … Continue reading

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Meet the Makers: Innovation Lab [Makerspace @ SPC]

The Innovation Lab [Makerspace @ SPC] is a creative space at the St. Petersburg College Library of the Seminole Campus.  The Innovation Lab [Makerspace @ SPC] has been one of our great collaborative partners helping make Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 possible! Chad … Continue reading

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Meet the Makers: Tampa Hackerspace

Now two years old, Tampa Hackerspace is one of the oldest Tampa Bay public workshops around and one of the biggest and most active.  Several of the makers around their booth, are also members, and developed their creations and projects at … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Gypsy’s Weavings

We’ve got a diverse community of artists and crafters represented at Gulf Coast MakerCon this year, among them Gypsy’s Weavings, makers of hand crafted chainmaille jewelry.  We asked them to tell us more about their work and what they’re bringing to … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Terry Nehring, Inventor of StoreHitch™

Invention is the heart and soul of any maker event, that Inventive Spirit that we celebrate made whole, visible and viable through the ingenuity and hard work of curious and resourceful problem solvers.  Terry Nehring is one of those problem … Continue reading

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Meet the Skills Makers: American Manufacturing Skills Initiative (AMskills)

One of our goals with Gulf Coast MakerCon is to build a premier community maker event for youth and adults highlighting the practical and useful as well as the fun.  This year, we’ve got some great groups helping us do just … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Brian Johnson, of Johnson Arms

We first met Brian Johnson as a cheerful guest walking around our first Maker festival, Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, in 2012 carrying one of his awesome cosplay replicas, and enjoying the day.  We even snapped a pic (at left).  Last … Continue reading

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