Category Archives: Young 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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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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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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