Category Archives: Gulf Coast Makers Festival

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 Makers: Upcycled Studio

Ken and Diana Swallow are a husband and wife creative team who combine their artistic talents in Upcycled Studio.  We first met them in 2013, when they came out to our then Mini Maker Faire, in Pasco.  We’ve grown a lot since then, … 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 Makers: Tampa Drones

One of our new exhibitors this year is Tampa Drones .  Joshua Newby, who heads up the group, told us a little more about it, and what they’re bringing to Gulf Coast MakerCon 2016. _______________________ Tampa Drones is a Meetup group … 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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Meet the Makers: ASME@USF

One of our new Maker groups this year is ASME@USF . A student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) based at the University of South Florida, ASME@USF is a nonprofit organization for engineers, typically mechanical engineering students, to … Continue reading

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