Visit HIVE

What will you create? HIVE Makerspace is a place where you can explore your passions, make mistakes, and learn alongside others in a creative and encouraging environment. No matter your level of experience, HIVE has something for you! Explore this page to learn about how you can make things with HIVE.

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Here's how you can bring your ideas to life with HIVE:
Maker Mondays

Create something cool and learn new maker skills! Sign up for Maker Monday at HIVE and make the introductory project of the week, like stickers, or critters, or keychains! This is the first step of your maker journey: a chance to learn the techniques and equipment. Makers are required to attend training at Maker Monday before they can reserve time on equipment.
Register for Maker Monday

Maker Hours

After you've attended a Maker Monday, you can get started! HIVE's Lab is available Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lakeland student walk-ins are welcome, and non-students can visit HIVE by appointment.
Reserve HIVE Equipment

Lakeland Class Projects

HIVE offers dedicated appointments for students who have a HIVE project assigned to them by a Lakeland instructor. Visit HIVE's scheduling page and select the name of your class to book your appointment.
Schedule a Class Project Appointment

Help Me Make It! Project Kick-Off

Project kick-offs are your one-stop-shop for project planning, whether you have questions about how to start a design or wonder what equipment is needed to bring your ideas to life. Let's schedule a time to meet so we can focus solely on your project.
Schedule a Project Kick-Off

Design Station

Seven design station computers, which include a variety of design software, are available for walk-in use. The design station computers are located on HIVE's Dance Floor.

Workshops and Events

Make something awesome AND learn a new tool? Win-win. HIVE offers a variety of workshops to help you create amazing things! Visit HIVE's scheduling site for the most up-to-date workshop schedule.
Register for Workshops

About HIVE

This is our story. We're creators, collaborators, thinkers, explorers, instigators, dreamers and doers. We think side-by-side. We work hand-in-hand. And we solve problems, together. We come here to seek the best for ourselves, our campus and our community. And when we leave, we use this mindset to shape the world.

Our mission is to be a catalyst for individual confidence and community connection by offering a place for hands-on learning, collaborative problem-solving, design thinking and creative experimentation to prepare students for success in college, career and life.

Discover the concept behind design thinking, explore our space and check out a few projects you can make during your first visit to HIVE.

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Ianny Martinez I came to Lakeland not knowing anything. I wanted to help people and I knew that I had to go to school to learn about health care. I am so happy that I did this. Lakeland changed my life. Ianny Martinez Medical Assisting

Elizabeth Brassell Lakeland opened the doors of opportunity for me to begin my future. Through Phi Theta Kappa I found my passion for leadership and service. Lakeland has molded me to embrace an unlimited future. Elizabeth Brassell Associate of Arts

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