Category Archives: Young Makers

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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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 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 Young Makers: Harmon STEM School

We’ve got some great Young Makers joining us, from makerspaces and schools from Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties.  One of the area’s newest homes for Young Makers is Tampa’s Harmon STEM School, which is hosting a STEMathon at their booth. … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015: Fighting Robots, 3D Printing, Handcrafts, Inventions, Gaming & More!

In just one week, on April 18th  at 9am at the  Florida State Fairgrounds Florida Center, Gulf Coast MakerCon will open its doors for our 4th Annual Celebration of the DIY Inventive Spirit! We’ll have more than 75 exhibitors representing a wide diversity … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon Welcomes National Academy of Inventors

We’re grateful for the support of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) , this year, sponsoring Gulf Coast MakerCon in collaboration with USF Connect and the Florida High Tech Corridor. The National Academy of Inventors  is a non-profit membership organization … Continue reading

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Meet the Makers: Tobusto, LLC

We’ve got some great new exhibitors joining us at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 this year, among them Tobusto, LLC, run by twins Renae and Rhonda Mintz, both of whom carry degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Information Systems.  They shared a … Continue reading

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