Meet the Maker: Rocket Burns

Rocket3Here at Gulf Coast MakerCon, we get excited about all of our makers… but we really get fired up about our amazing youth makers!!

It is our pleasure to introduce you to a wonderful, intelligent and inspiring young man, Rocket Burns, who will be making his debut appearance at GCMC this year.

Rocket is a middle school student here in Florida who builds and programs 3D Printers and various other projects that involve a meeting of mechanical design and electronics.  Rocket not only has a passion to learn and create, but he also has the gift of being able to teach and motivate others to also get excited about learning and become involved in STEM projects of their own.

When asked why this mission is so important to him, he responded:  “When I built my first 3D printer back in 2014, it was a wonderful experience that was like none other. That’s why I have founded Rocket3D on the principle that this joyous experience should be available to everyone with no restrictions or limitations.

“As a student, I especially see the need for more students to get involved with STEM and to have this experience. 3D printing opens up a whole new frontier of learning as it combines computer science, critical thinking skills, shop class, and many more disciplines into a singular field that produces tangible and exciting results.”

Rocket is also proud to recognize that he is inspired by the many mentors in his life as they keep him striving to achieve more.

We could go on and on, but you truly need to meet this extraordinary young man and see what he builds to fully understand.  So make sure to stop by his booth and be inspired.  He will be bringing some of his personal projects including an arcade machine, lightsaber, and many more cool things as well as information on his company (that’s right, his company) Rocket3D.

Rocket feels that events such as GCMC are important because they “open the doors for many more people who are interested in technology and the maker movement to get involved, get exited, and learn more.”

The sky is truly the limit for Rocket as he continues with his STEM endeavors.

You can learn more by visiting his website,




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