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Hillsborough County Proclaims April 18th “Maker Day”

It’s official! In recognition of Gulf Coast MakerCon, April 18th is Maker Day in Hillsborough County! The actual proclamation, which is signed by all seven County Commissioners, will be on display at Gulf Coast MakerCon.  Be sure to stop by … 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 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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Meet the Makers: USF International Solar Energy Society

Recent efforts by Floridians for Solar Choice caught our attention, and we reached out to see if we could get a solar energy display at Gulf Coast MakerCon this year.  They connected us with Dillion Stafford, a student at the University … 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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Meet the Puzzle Maker: Allyn Kahn, Creator of Mentagy

Allyn Kahn is a long time Chess coach turned award winning game maker, best known for the Mentagy Puzzle.  Allyn has exhibited  at some of our past events and we’re happy he’s joining us again this year.  We asked him to tell us more … 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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