Meet our 2024 Gulf Coast MakerCon Exhibitors & Exhibitions!

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Each of the businesses and organizations listed below shared a variety of fun, interactive and engaging activities and displays at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2024 on June 8th.   Look for 2025 event info later this year.

2024 Special Events & Activities!

Mini Z RC Car Racing

Astronaut Films & Studio is a creative video production company & Hub.  

Explore AI in a whole new way with Ora Tanner

Makers of Art & Literature

Anakhet’s Armoury makes everything from modern pretty jewelry, functional welded stainless, and period-style riveted maille! Ahakhet’s Armoury will also be demonstrating how chain maille was historically made with rivet maille.   She’ll be exhibiting with Blue Fool Games.

Creative Cutout sells custom laser cut art and jewelry.

Valley Girl Art specializes in Crochet, jewelry, collage and general art.

Tampa Bay Books & Bracelets

Bay to Bay Arts is a mobile fine art studio, and creative space. We provide fine art classes in mixed media arts, painting and photography .

Mortician and Purveyor of the Strange.

3d printed figurines,  key chains, dragons, fidget and sensory toys, resin lamps and mugs.

 Makers of Innovations

Meet inventor Wayne Rasanen, and learn about his innovative DecaTxt device and his inventive process.

Help Inventor Bill Holley with feedback on his new hammer design!

Makers of Fun and Engaging Stuff

ICEBREAKER – Socially Awkward-less Games

Bits4Bots is a tech hardware company with a STEM focus that helps create a hands-on learning environment in the classroom or home with engaging projects that promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  

The Forge is a Social Gaming Center, a dedicated space where gamers can come together to play their favorite video games. 

Educational and Demo Exhibits

FLATE and its statewide networked partners are working together to plan for a year-round celebration of Manufacturing Day, designed to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and change the perception of careers in manufacturing to reflect its true status as the most advanced, high-tech industry in the country.

Crafting engaging experiential learning lessons has never been easier!

Inventors helping inventors move ideas forward!

Hosted by USF Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, SHPE Jr. aims to provide youth with opportunities to participate in hands-on STEM activities, become educated about possible career paths, and become empowered and involved in the world of STEM as a Hispanic individual.

3D Musketeers specializes in full service, art to part, custom additive manufacturing, and 3D printing solutions. They also host the Making Awesome podcast series, which they’re bringing to MakerCon this year!

Black Unicorn Educationᵀᴹ is the go-to platform for informal learning resources about emerging technologies, featuring content that highlights perspectives of diverse communities.

Innovation Academy is an online, creative arts trade private high school, providing a blended education program that uniquely combines a high school education with career readiness and experience in digital content creation, journalism, and illustration.​​

The Caribbean American National Development Organization (CANDO) focuses on promoting and uniting diverse cultures and partnerships.  At MakerCon, they’re showcasing their new community youth robotics program!

The mission of Kids Doing Business is to provide elementary and middle school students with a 10-step business plan as a map to success. 

FIRST Robotics Competition team 5276, the Edgar Allan Ohms, is a high school robotics team based at AMRoC Fab Lab in Tampa. They’ll be running robot demos, showing prototypes and letting guests do some robot driving!

BDCHS students showcase Underwater robotics

FIRST Tech Challenge Team 2845,  Team Duct Tape, is a middle and high-school-level robotics team based at AMRoC Fab Lab.  Students will be running robot demos and letting guests try their hand at driving a robot,too!

Makerspaces & Community Organizations

E-smart is an e-waste recycling company whose mission is to recycle old technology from individuals and companies, at the highest compliance standards, and use a portion of the proceeds to fund tech labs for kids without access to computers worldwide. E-smart hosts the Gulf Coast MakerCon Deconstruction Zone!

AMRoC Fab Lab is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Manufacturing) learning and idea development center located in the University Mall.  

Scoutlier is a digital assistant that helps you design, scaffold and personalize your lessons and deliver them on any device so that your students learn more independently and engage more deeply with their activities. 

Learn about Pasco Couny Libraries Makerspaces!

Tampa Bay Community Network (TBCN) is a community media center specializing in training and workforce development for the video production industry.