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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The variety of Maker applications rolling in has inspired us to extend our application deadline to February 22. Why? Because we’re curious, and curiosity is good. And because we still have a little room left, and we want to see what other wonderful stuff you can help us fill our space with!
In addition to our fantastic Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire Truck Rally, some remarkable commercial Makers (to be announced soon!), our community Makers include:
The West Central Florida Section of the National Association for Amateur Radio is joining us – “Amateur radio operators (hams) were the original Makers and Hackers,” they tell us. “Using new, used and scavenged parts to make transmitters, receivers, and antennas capable of communication with other hams anywhere on Earth. From microchips and robotics to time and space itself, the Makers within the Amateur Radio ranks build and explore new way to play with the radio spectrum. The Core Purpose of the ARRL: To promote and advance the art, science and enjoyment of Amateur Radio. ” They’ll have some gear you can try your hand at!
The Tampa Bay Inventors Council is a 28 year old group in Tampa Bay that supports “the inventive spirit in us all”. They help educate new inventors about inventing and spread the innovation concept. Look for some innovative things at their exhibit!
The University of South Florida Robotics Interest Group , who will have on hand a variety of their robots, including four fighting robots from 3lbs all the way up to 220lbs, and an autonomous balance bot.
Our Young Makers with their NetBot invention – “ a generic open robot platform designed to be simple to modify to do whatever you want it to do. The goal of the robot is to be a cost efficient way for you to play with bigger robots. The main feature of the robot is the processor, which can be pretty much any kind of netbook or laptop you happen to have laying around the house.” They hope to be able to drive it around our Mini Maker Faire .
Plus cars, arts, and more! Don’t see something you do here – then join us and share what you Make with Tampa Bay!
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Tampa Bay Inventors Council president, Wayne Rasanen, of New Port Richey, is hoping for a kick-start for his chord keyboard Input Terminal.
“The “It Types” keyboard has only ten keys, one for each finger and by taping one or by holding one and pressing another, you can create 100 keystrokes. This reduces the footprint of the keyboard to about the size of a credit card, ideal for mobile technology. The design is very versatile & can be used with one hand or two, and for a wide variety of uses.”
Read more at Kick-Starter and at Mr. Rasanen’s website In10did .
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