Eureka! Factory produces the biggest and best community maker festival on Florida’s west coast. 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 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.
Exhibitors have brought fascinating and intriguing displays of scientific wonders. From unexpected chemical reactions to roller coaster physics and life size models of dinosaur skeletons, these creations are sure to awe and amaze!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so be prepared to behold gorgeous collections of art created by the makers, and placed on display for your inspiration, enjoyment, or purchase. Painting, sculpture, fine art, even applied art grace the artists alley.
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.
Stunning faceoffs between mega rivals. Action packed Robotic Combat as these heavy beasts vie for victory, tearing into each other like gladiators as they struggle to survive. Not to be out done, the tiny ‘bots get into the action too!
GAMING & ACTIVITIES
Play Games, Heal 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 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
ELECTRATHON CAR RACES
How far can racing go? Racing at speeds only an electrical engineer can appreciate, these mighty chariots compete for distance over time in these finely tuned electric race cars.
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 awsome 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.