Suncoast Makers

Who we are

We are a community of creative individuals who like to “make things.” Things like electronics devices, computer based games, “internet of things,” engineered mechanical projects, tools, or visual art. We enjoy getting together, sharing, and combining the skills that we have each learned through our education and careers in order to help make bigger and better things than we could on our own.

Our home is the Suncoast Science Center at 4452 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233 where we meet every Thursday Open Night between 6:00pm and 9:00pm.

Organizational Objectives

We are a new and growing group with evolving goals and objectives which include:

Membership

To become a member all you need to do is sign up on this web site, attend a meeting, and commit to contribute something to the group. There are many things which you can contribute. Some suggestions include:

We currently have no membership fees and are open to all ages, genders, educational level, or technical abilities.

You can check out these pages for additional information:

About Suncoast Science Center and Faulhaber FAB LAB

Suncoast Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational consortium dedicated to the enrichment of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in our community. Our goal is to supplement public and private education with a science center that stimulates curiosity and supports hands-on learning. We bridge the gap between what schools provide and the knowledge necessary to meet the significant demand for STEM professionals. We partner with school boards, parents, businesses, and universities to encourage all children to be their best and brightest selves.

The Faulhaber Fab Lab is a non-profit digital fabrication lab where students, teachers, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, business owners, retirees, inventors, or anyone with curiosity and a tinkering spirit can make their ideas come to life.

www.suncoastscience.org

Our relationship to Faulhaber FAB LAB

We have a very close relationship with the Suncoast Science Center. In addition to using Faulhaber FAB LAB as our home base we support the wider educational and community goals of Science Center through our activities. We believe we can best do this by:

How we are Organized

We have a small administrative committee that meets periodically. We are quite informal presently and self organized by the core memebers who formed Suncoast Makers. We are working towards having a formal organizational charter and electing leadership. The current committee is:

You can contact us at committee@suncoastmakers.org

Wiki

We have set up a wiki for members to share their knowledge, projects, and muses.

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Forum

We created this forum to encourage members to share new ideas and help each other out.

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