Currently, we produce two large scale creative events in the Tampa Bay area: Gulf Coast MakerCon in the spring, and ROBOTICON Tampa Bay in the fall, and partner on a number of other events in Tampa Bay year round.
Gulf Coast MakerCon
In collaboration with community partners on both sides of Tampa Bay, Eureka Factory annually hosts Gulf Coast MakerCon, a celebration of the DIY Inventive Spirit . Gulf Coast MakerCon showcases Makers, Shakers and Innovators across Tampa Bay.
Now in it’s 5th year, guests at Gulf Coast MakerCon can enjoy technical, creative and professional exhibits, workshops and sessions covering everything from patent development and the inventive process, to 3D printing, programming, mechanical and electrical design, green tech and open source technologies, with a special Young Makers section for kids and families, as well.
There’s a wide variety of creative and interactive vendors, exhibitors, and entertainment that includes everything from robotics and metalsmithing, to recycled instruments, ham radio, RC modeling, automotive tech, gaming, inventions, innovations, future tech and much more.
Visit GulfCoastMakers.com for more information and for updates about our 2016 event.
ROBOTICON Tampa Bay
Each fall, Eureka Factory hosts ROBOTICON Tampa Bay, a K-12 FIRST robotics STEM education showcase. At ROBOTICON, FIRST students and guests can enjoy a full scale FIRST Robotics Competition event, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST LEGO League scrimmages and practice games, a Jr. FIRST LEGO League display, and the opportunity to for high school level teams to compete for ROBOTICON Challenge Awards, enjoy a college and career fair, and more!
Guests can tour Team Pits to see team members working on their robots, and have a chance to talk to students, visit the Exhibit Hall to enjoy STEM demos, vendors and organizations, and learn more about technical, math and science career and college opportunities
The two day event is free and open to the public. Our 2015 event drew nearly 2000 people! Visit ROBOTICON.net for more information and for updates about our 2016 event!
Eureka Factory is also a proud partner of these fine Tampa Bay events and programs.
Code for Tampa Bay is a Code for America Brigade, a group of volunteers contributing their talents toward improving the way local governments and community organizations use the web. Code for Tampa Bay annual helps host Hillsborough Hackathon and works on a variety of civic coding projects year round.