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HIVE

HIVE will naturally change over time, shaped by the needs of the Lakeland community. The blueprint, then, is just the beginning. The real beauty will come from the evolution of these ideas over time as students, staff, faculty, and the community make them their own.

What is Design Thinking?

Design thinking is a process and mindset for creative problem-solving that starts with understanding and identifying human needs. Design thinking allows anyone to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges and create change.

With design thinking, students learn to:

  • Reframe problems
  • Quickly test ideas with minimal resources
  • Work collaboratively
  • Problem solve with a repeatable process and set of tools
Our Space

HIVE offers a variety of spaces for use by the Lakeland community and public. Stop by HIVE or contact us to learn more about how you can utilize these spaces for your needs.

Pop Up Shop
  • Visiting entrepreneurs, local businesses or students can ‘makeover' the pop up shop to test business ideas in a real-world setting.
Atrium
  • Café seating provides a comfortable space to relax and eat, while high-top tables provide a walk-up area for individuals and teams to work. A living wall and plants make an immediate connection to the health and wellness programs in the building and the rooftop greenhouse.
Classrooms
  • Faculty can schedule the classrooms for lessons that are collaborative or require tools and equipment that can be wheeled over from the shop.
Amphitheater
  • Can be transformed into a public space for HIVE events, as well as lectures and discussions.
The Shop (Front)
  • Transitional workspace between the open seating of the auditorium and the equipment in the shop.
The Shop (Back)
  • Houses heavier tools, materials and equipment that students, community members, and entrepreneurs can use and work on bigger and more intensive projects with some help if needed.
     
Our Machines

A variety of different machines are available for public use in HIVE, just ask a team member for help, get a quick training session and start creating. 
 

Laser Printers and Cutters
 
Glowforge
  • Fast, easy and fun to use!
  • This machine can etch, engrave and cut a large number of laser compatible materials such as leather, wood, acrylic and much more.
  • Certain material can be hazardous to use such as certain plywood's, inks, adhesives, dyes and paints. If you are unsure whether a material is safe, ask a HIVE team member!
  • More information and technical specs
Epilog Fusion M2
  • Great for larger projects.
  • This machine can etch, engrave and cut a large number a laser compatible materials such as leather, wood, acrylic and much more.
  • Certain material can be hazardous to use such as certain plywood's, inks, adhesives, dyes and paints. If you are unsure whether a material is safe, ask a HIVE team member!
  • More information and technical specs

 

Special Medium Printers
 
Roland VERSA-STUDIO Sign Maker BN-20
Roland Versa UV LEF12
  • Prints images and graphics on 3D objects.
  • Can print on anything from a flat sheet of glass to a golf ball and much more.
  • Great for printing logos on mugs or pretty much anything!
  • More information and technical specs

 

3D Printers
 
Scribbler V3 3D Pens
  • Easy, fun and simple to use!
  • Bring your drawing to the 3D world by drawing structures with a multitude of different materials.
  • Great for simple design work or just having fun.
  • More information and technical specs​
Stratasys F170

Staging Enabled