Save the Date: Gulf Coast MakerCon & Pinellas ComicCon Join Forces for March 24, 2018 Event

First, thanks to everyone for their warmth and understanding about our need to cancel our April 8th event this year.  Your patience as we’ve worked to reschedule Gulf Coast MakerCon has been deeply appreciated.

In looking at our different options, and what would be best for the continued growth of MakerCon, we decided it would be best to take a “gap year” this year,  and we are very happy to announce – especially today on May the 4th (Be With You) , no less – that we’ve joined forces with St. Petersburg College-Seminole Campus to host the biggest and best combined Pinellas ComicCon and Gulf Coast MakerCon event ever on March 24, 2018.

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Make it Sky High

Check out this cool launch footage of the “Don’t Ask” 3D Printed Rocket flying an I303 Cesaroni motor. Filmed with a GoPro Hero 3, video is synchronized with data gathered from an on-board Nexus 4 Android phone.

“The phone gathered considerably more video than what is displayed here, but this is the most interesting data,” says local maker and programmer Chris Willingham, who designed the rocket with Bret Schubert.

You can see “Don’t Ask” at today’s May the Fourth celebration at Regency Park Library in New Port Richey starting at 6pm, and again at Cigar City Multirotors International Drone Day exhibition at the A la Carte Pavilion in Tampa on Sunday, May 7th, where we’ll also be sharing news about our rescheduled Gulf Coast MakerCon event!

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Gulf Coast MakerCon 2017 Postponed Due to Family Emergency

event-postponedWe’re so sorry to have to write this post, but as we’ve already advised the Fairgrounds, sponsors, Makers and ticket holders, we have to cancel plans for MakerCon on April 8th due to an elder care situation in our family.  Our 90 year old mother’s increasing health challenges and transitional care needs now require a higher and more complex level of care that has to be put into place in the coming weeks.

We’re refunding all maker and ticket registration fees promptly, and apologize for the inconvenience. We love MakerCon and feel terrible about not being able to host in April, but family has to take precedence right now.

We hope to reschedule the event for later this summer, or possibly later in the year. Again, our deepest apologies, and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We’re looking forward to getting MakerCon rescheduled soon, and will be sure to post updated information when available.

As always, we’ll continue to share local Maker news and updates here and on our Gulf Coast Makers social media.  Make On!

The Willingham Family & Eureka! Factory


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