Gabotronics is a young company based in Lakewood Ranch, FL. With over 10 years of analog and digital design experience, Gabotronics designs and manufactures embedded systems, specializing in 8-32 bits microcontroller projects, instrumentation and data acquisition, PCB Layout, custom electronic designs, as well as providing engineering consultation.
Gabotronics owner and operator, Gabriel Anzziani, will be showcasing some of his products and doing some demonstrations. He’ll also be running a TBMMF show special on his Xprotolab, “the first mixed signal oscilloscope with an arbitrary waveform generator in a DIP module.” Measuring only 1 x 1.6 inches, it can be mounted directly on a breadboard. Normally selling for $49, it will be available at TBMMF for $40.00.
Thanks, Gabotronics, for bringing more great Maker tools to Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire!
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Our event map and program is now available online! Paper copies will be available at the event, courtesy of DEX Imaging, whose in-kind support of Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire is deeply appreciated!
Check out all the great Makers we’ll have on hand. We couldn’t put it all in the program, but here’s just some of the eye-opening (and mouth watering!) fun you can have at TBMMF this coming Saturday:
Enjoy this and so much more, at Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, March 31, from 10am-4pm at the University Area Community Center Complex in Tampa!
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The line up for our very first Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire is amazing! Check it out! There’s robots on the land and in the water, music, arts, crafts, toy making, inventions, inventors, amateur radio, and food galore!
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That’s right – Make will be at the Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, showcasing their wonderful wares!
We erred! MakerShed is unable to join us, but will be sending along some materials for us to share. And of course we’ve got the Maker spirit in our blood -Check out our great roster!
Our Commercial Makers include:
And we’ve got an amazing collection of community Makers!
Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire Food Truck Rally -Our Culinary Makers
Our Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire Food Truck Rally vendors are donating a portion of proceeds from the day to the University Area Community Center Complex!
Please note, large companies or commercial entities do not qualify as Commercial Makers. If you are a large company or commercial entity, please see our Sponsor page.
Maker line-up and schedules subject to change.
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Dale Dougherty, publisher and founder of MAKE magazine and the creator of Maker Faire (of which Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire is a regional offshoot) was recently featured on CNN, discussing the Maker movement.
“Makers start with that simple idea to do something, which is why we call it DIY – for “do it yourself.”, Dougherty told CNN.
“Soon, however, they find out that there are lots of people like you out there. When you find others, you have a community and that community offers a place to show your work, trade tools and swap ideas, and just have fun.
“And this isn’t just for some people, or just people who like air cannons. I believe we are all makers. We can find all kinds of makers in our communities. Yet we also want to help create more makers. Through education and community outreach, we can offer the opportunity to make things to more people, but particularly children. They might find these opportunities at school but also at community centers, summer camps and science centers, or even at home. My goal is that all people, young and old, come to see themselves as makers, creators and doers because I know that the people who have the skills and knowledge to make things have the power to make the world a better place.”
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In Libraries make Room for High Tech Hackerspaces, NPR reports this weekend on a promising trend in the redefinition of libraries, or perhaps more accurately, in the growing realization of the amazing and wonderful potential of public libraries not only as pivotal centers of learning and discovery, but also of creation!
Learning is for Everyone (LI4E) , the community learning organization organizing Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, has long believed libraries and museums can and should be key learning centers in our communities. We wholeheartedly agree with Thomas Gokey, who teaches a course in Innovation in Public Libraries and narrates the film below, that libraries are “democracy engines… places where people go to inform themselves and inform their own lives…” , where we “learn to hack the social codes we live in.”
With Maker Bots bringing 3D printing capabilities within reach of more people, efforts are already underway at libraries across the country to create public hackerspaces. The Fayetteville Free Library in upstate New York calls their planned Fabulous Laboratory, an “evolution of a computer lab”. The “FabLab” will have about 8,000 square feet and employ computer driven power tools Allen County Public Library, in Fort Wayne, IN has created a hackerspace portable in a trailer in its parking lot.
We love the notion, proposed in the film, of “the world as one big public library,” especially if its got 3D printers and power tools!
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The BristleBot is Evil Mad Scientists Laboratories take on the vibrobot, “a simple category of robot that is controlled by a single vibrating (eccentric) motor.” Other variations on the theme include the mint-tin version in Make Magazine , and an art bot , with pens for feet. EMSL’s version puts a whole new twist on the toothbrush!
Make online reports this week that 500 RadioShack stores are now carrying Maker Shed merchandise. Checking out the Make map of participating stores, so far shows two in the Tampa Bay area – one in Holiday and one in South Tampa – that are carrying the Maker merch.
“MAKE is thrilled to be involved in the partnership and the DIY renaissance at RadioShack.”
So is Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire!