Category Archives: Education

Meet the Maker: Brian Bombei, of Coaster Modeling Enthusiasts of FL

Brian Bombei, the founder of Coaster Modeling Enthusiasts of Florida, makes something big – really big: roller coaster models out of K’Nex!  He told us a bit more about what he does and why he does it.

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Meet the Garden Maker: Loretta Buckner, of We Grow From Here

We’re Making things indoors and out, this year, and planting the seeds of sustainability this year, with Loretta Buckner, owner and master gardener of We Grow from Here. We Grow From Here was founded as a non-profit in 2010 to … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon Welcomes Florida High Tech Corridor as 2016 Sponsor!

Stretching across 23 counties, the Florida High Tech Corridor is “a technology rich region known as much for its legacy in aerospace as it is for its growing prominence in other high tech clusters of innovation such as Modeling and … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Rocket Burns

Here 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 … Continue reading

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Meet the Resource Maker: Makerspaces.com

Some of our Makers make things: art, gadgets, crafts, mechanical devices, crafts, inventions – and others Make opportunities and resources available, like this year’s exhibitor, Makerspaces.com.  Chances are, if you’re online and active in the Maker community, you’ve come across … Continue reading

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Meet the Young Makers of Benito Library and Makerspace – BLAM!

We’re happy to have the Young Makers of Benito Library and Makerspace – BLAM! – joining us again at Gulf Coast MakerCon April 9.  Now in their 2nd year, the Benito Library Makerspace program is big and active, averaging 40-60 … Continue reading

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