The Gulf Coast Makers Consortium is a directory listing of creative, collaboratively focused resources, including makerspaces and Maker Mentors, throughout the Florida Gulf Coast.
You can add your makerspace, hackerspace, creative space, community garden, co/op, community classrooms, classes, art or music studio, equipment, or any other related skills, talents, or spaces that are non-profit in nature, open for use, sharing or trading (no for-profit service listings, please)
The Gulf Coast Makers Consortium Directory will be publicly available here, and we hope becomes a Sharing Economy resource for the Gulf Coast area!
So Share what you Make, and Make it Awesome for All!
Gulf Coast Makers Consortium
Suncoast Co-op – Serves the West Pasco and North Pinellas County via an online marketplace to find local food grown by local gardeners and other cottage industry made goods.
Environmental Learning Center at Spirit of Life UU – Odessa – Community Permaculture Garden under development, workshops, classes
Knowledge & Skills Makers
AlligatorZone – Tampa Bay – where kids meet cool startups. Youth and kids learn problem-solving through direct interaction with startups and their products, in a shared experience with their parents. It’s a program held at select public libraries, for kids of age 7 – 17. It’s a startup event for the entire family.
Code for Tampa Bay – Tampa/St. Pete – Coders for the Greater Good – meets 1st Monday of every month at the HIVE at John F. Germany Library, organizes National Day of Civic Hacking each summer and works on various civic engagement projects.
Flow Arts/Technical/Assembly – Tampa – “I would like to help in any way possible. I am very knowledgeable and have experience with all kinds of electronics including computer systems such as desktops and servers. I also love partaking in just general assemblage or building of anything really. I am also a Flow Artist and would love to spread the beautiful art of spinning objects and getting people to recognize the “flow” state. I also just started making clothes as a hobby but would like to get more seriously into.” – Free – Contact Angel “Spell” Real
Hillsborough County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) – Tampa – ARES is a field organization of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the largest amateur radio advocacy and fraternal organization in the United States. ARES provides the organization and guidance to help amateur radio operators to establish local emergency communications volunteer groups.
Makerspaces.com – Clearwater – a Resource clearinghouse for all things Maker and education related
New Port Richie Freeskool – New Port Richie – We believe that true community power resides in the peoples’ unconstrained access to knowledge and education. Fees: Free . Visit website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Backyard Workshop – Clearwater – a little bit of everything: CNC machining, 3D printing, aluminum casting, and more! Fees: Vary. Visit website or contact email@example.com for more information.
Faulhaber Fab Lab at the Suncoast Science Center – Sarasota – The Fab Lab is a non-profit fabrication lab where students, teachers, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, business owners, retirees, inventors, or anyone with curiosity and a tinkering spirit can make their ideas come to life.
The Foundry at Land O’Lakes Public Library – Land O’ Lakes – Public library makerspace with mechanical workshop and arts center, 3D printers, power tools and more.
The HIVE at John F. Germany Library – Tampa – A 10,000 sq. ft. public makerspace on the 3rd floor of the downtown main library branch with robotics center, recording studio and media lab, collaborative workspaces, arts center, and more.
Pinellas Hack Shack – Pinellas Park -A Community Workshop and Computer Lab
Innovation Lab – St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus – Open to the public with a wide range of tools & resources
Largo Public Library ideaLAB – Largo Public Library’s ideaLAB is a place to develop creative ideas, try new technologies, and experiment in an educational and fun environment. Each month, library staff members prepare special programming using the ideaLAB tools provided by the Greater Largo Library Foundation. All classes are limited to 8 participants. Adults may bring children who are 10 years or older, but supplies are limited. Please register by calling (727)587-6715 or visit the Events Calendar
MakerVenture – Temple Terrace – Learning lab and maker cooperative
Hazel Incatalupo Makerspace for children – Palm Harbor Library – Childrens art makerspace
St. Pete Makers – St. Petersburg – Bringing to the citizens of St. Petersburg the tools, knowledge, and resources to foster collaboration, learning, invention and creativity.
Suncoast Makers – Sarasota – Makers and volunteers associated with the Suncoast Makers group, currently hosted in the Suncoast Science Faulhaber Fab Lab in Sarasota, FL. – Visit meetup.com/SuncoastMakers
Tampa Hackerspace – Tampa – A member based community makerspace in Tampa, with space, tools, equipment, open make nights, workshops and classes.
The Venture Compound – St. Petersburg – An artist-run event venue and art space rooted in the noise and underground art scene. Fees: vary. Visit the website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org .