Category Archives: Heritage

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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Make the Maker: J Kent, Maker of Mabel the T-Rex Skull and a Mean Cream of Mushroom Soup

We have some amazing Makers of the Arts this year, among them J Kent, whose diverse talents, interests and passions will be made manifest through his lifesize cardboard sculpture of Mabel the T-Rex Skull, among other things.  J Kent has … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 is Making it BIG!

Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 is more than twice as big as our 2014 event, featuring  more than 75 Maker groups representing a wide diversity of interests, skills, hobbies, trades and professions ranging from textile and other heritage crafters, to amateur radio, inventors and … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Toni Gilliard, of Eighty5 Apparel

It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the first “makers” were handcrafters, people who took – and still take! – raw materials and turned them into tools, shelter,  clothing, and decorative items.  Crocheting is one of those handcrafts … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Ellie Willingham

This year we have a Heritage Craft  area, highlighting Makers of a different kind: People with traditional skills and expertise in fields that at one time were the cutting edge of technology, expanding trade and exploration, and improving life in … Continue reading

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