Gulf Coast Makers (http://GulfCoastMakers.com) is a creative community for creative and entrepreneurial DIYers. This is a place where everyone can join together to share resources, information, events and more! Every spring, we hold Gulf Coast MakerCon our annual community festival celebrating the DIY (Do It Yourself) Inventive Spirit!
If you like making things, being creative, solving problems, tinkering, gadgets, classic handmade crafts and trade skills, makerspaces, and maker culture, this is the place for you!
Gulf Coast Makers is headquartered at the Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center (AMRoC) Fab Lab (http://AMROCTampaBay.com) at University Mall.
Join us to meet Pam Oakes, an Automotive Standards expert with an extensive career in the automotive services industry. Pam is the author of the Car Care for the Clueless series, has a podcast and a syndicated radio show on I Heart Radio. Pam will be teaching automotive certification test prep and related courses at AMRoC Fab Lab starting in June, and was a natural first guest for our First Fridays at the Fab Lab Series.
She'll be sharing latest trends in automotive technology and tips and tricks to help everyone be their own best car care specialist.
Pam is an Automotive sensor application engineer with Tier 1 automotive OE· Automotive instructor/course developer with international, automotive technology group; other, national groups· Automotive shop owner for 20 years (inc. two, national shop awards; dozens of regional, local shop recognitions)· ASE Master technician w/approximately 30 years professional experience· Automotive patent holder (4)· Automotive author w/three, national awards· Automotive (syndicated) radio host/television w/two, national awards· Fourth-generation automotive technician (great-grandfather, grandfather and father)
Retired USAF pilot Neil Cosentino shares his vision for an Air & Ground mobility solution for passengers with limited mobility ( PLM). Working for a design for a NASA flight tested Blended Wing Body ( BWB) aircraft, Neil will present his ideas on how it can be modified to solve the safety and mobility of person and passengers with limited mobility.
Neil Cosentino is a retired USAF F-4E Phantom pilot with over 6,000 hours ATP, CFII/ME seaplane rated, commercial glider and helicopter, aerospace consultant, CEO of Camelot Florida a think tank, design curator of the Florida Bauhaus, founding member of the Future Air & Surface Transportation Alliance [ FASTA ] Project manager for the JRC-5019C Flagship of the National lnterstate Flyways System - the NIFS.