Eureka! Factory has produced GULF COAST MAKERCON , the biggest and oldest community maker festival on Florida’s west coast. since 2012. Originally debuted as Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, MakerCon became an independent festival in 2014. While we took a hiatus in 2019 due to the launch of AMRoC Fab Lab, and COVID-19 forced the cancellation of our 2020 event, we’re looking at relaunching MakerCon in our new Uptown Tampa location as a hybrid event in 2021.
From managing the venue, utilities, and site details, to curating the exhibitors, vendors, and performers, Eureka! Factory does it all. We are especially grateful for the help of our talented group of associates, like PLUGHITZ Productions, that take on the tasks of handling details in their areas of expertise. GULF COAST MAKERCON draws makers and exhibitors from across Florida who share the joy of creativity, the challenges, and the stories.
What would an event be without music, song, and dance. But we don’t just pipe it in. We make it on the spot, fresh from the creative music, song, and dance makers themselves. Make it fun, make it memorable, and sing loud it at Gulf Coast MakerCon.
GAMING & ACTIVITIES
Play Games, Help Kids – Gamers on the Edge sets up the amazing gaming area where adults, children, families and friends can all have an exciting time together as they help raise funds to benefit community charties. Other program partners help host a variety of other game play opportunities at MakerCon.
ELECTRIC CAR RACES
AVIATION, ROCKETS & DRONES
Make it fun, make it fast, and MAKE IT FLY! All mannor of gravity defying things make their way to the booths and skys over GC MakerCon. From RC, to multirotor, to Ultrasonic Rockets!
Build it by hand the old fashoned way, or with a modern laser cutter. Either way, creativity is in the mind and skill of the doer. From the blacksmith to the inventive technomaker, the spirit of creativity lives and thrives at GC MakerCon. Come see and learn some new skills!
From automation to animation, and applications of mechanization, the folks that present the coolest technology here at GC MakerCon love to share, explain, and showcase some amazingly awesome technology.
The Eureka! Factory, a trademark of Willingham Associates LLC, is a collaborative of creative individuals and business partners who believe in the power of community driven innovation to help people move from passive consumption to empowered and active creation of their future and ours.