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Selfie Stick was Born in the 80s

You might think that the “selfie stick” was invented a few years ago, but it turns out the original was designed over 30 years ago. Like so many inventors, Hiroshi Ueda from Japan, created a product to solve a problem. 210 more words


Nicola Tesla

Indubitably one of the greatest inventors of all time– one of the greatest minds of all time, who had a staggering imagination and easily, comfortably belongs in the same breath as Einstein, Galileo, Copernicus, Edison, Hubble, et al. 150 more words


3 Inventors that was killed by their inventions

Franz Reichelt

Franz was an Austrian-born French inventor who made a living as a tailor, but spent his free time working on an functional parachute. In 1903, he designed the “Kitty Hawk” parachute. 145 more words

Hillsborough County Proclaims April 18th "Maker Day"

It’s official! In recognition of Gulf Coast MakerCon, April 18th is Maker Day in Hillsborough County!

The actual proclamation, which is signed by all seven… 60 more words

Gulf Coast MakerCon

Students Design 3D Printed Electric Car

A team of students in Singapore have crafted Asia’s first 3D printed “urban solar electric car prototype.

The car took over a year to build and contains as many as 150 parts that were 3D printed. 97 more words


Meet the Maker: Wayne Rasanen, Inventer of DecaTxt

He was Making before Making was cool! Anyone who’s been involved in the inventors community in Tampa Bay for any length of time knows Wayne Rasanen, long time leader of the… 490 more words

Gulf Coast MakerCon

Meet the Maker: Minda Cameron, Creator of Flap Top Comforter

Gulf Coast MakerCon will feature a lot of tech related Makers and exhibitors, but we also have a big complement of crafters, who are equally the Makers we celebrate when we talk about the DIY Inventive Spirit.   326 more words

Gulf Coast MakerCon