Tag Archives: Makers

Meet the Maker: Wayne Rasanen, Inventer of DecaTxt

He was Making before Making was cool! Anyone who’s been involved in the inventors community in Tampa Bay for any length of time knows Wayne Rasanen, long time leader of the Tampa Bay Inventors Council, but first and foremost, an … 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 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: 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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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 Maker: FreeFab 3D

FreeFab 3D makes 3D printers, but more than that, FreeFab 3D helps build the Maker community in St. Petersburg and in Tampa Bay.   Run by Mo Eppley, of Mity Mo Creative, which is a Gulf Coast MakerCon event partner, … Continue reading

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Chuck Stephens: Making as an Economy of Ideas

Chuck Stephens is a local Maker of Art, Instruments, Music and Gadgets, who also works with Eureka! Factory, which produces Gulf Coast MakerCon.  He was one of our featured Makers back in March and is back with a guest post with some thoughtful considerations about … Continue reading

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