HIVE offers makers a combination of virtual and scheduled in-person opportunities to make, tinker, and learn. Explore this page to learn about the different ways you can make things with HIVE during the pandemic!

During this time, priority will be given to Lakeland students and their projects.
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Here's how you can bring your ideas to life with HIVE:
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

Virtual Project Planning Sessions

Whether you have questions about how to start a design or wonder what equipment might be needed to bring your ideas to life, a Project Planning Session is the place to start!
Schedule a Project Planning Session

Service Requests

If you have the design ready for your project, we can make it for you! During the pandemic, many of HIVE's resources will be offered as a service. Makers may place service requests for projects to be completed on a 3D printer, vinyl printer/cutter, laser engraver or CNC router.

In some cases, a small service fee may be associated with a project, which is based on the level of complexity and time necessary to complete the request. An estimation of cost and production time will be provided prior to the start of fabrication.

Some projects may require material drop-off. For complex projects or larger quantities of items, we may refer you to a production facility.
Make a Service Request

In-Person Appointment Requests

During the pandemic, select HIVE equipment, tools and maker materials will be available for use by appointment only. Experienced users may request an appointment in HIVE for the laser engraver, vinyl plotter, heat press, 3D printer, and CNC router or table saw (with a socially distant buddy).

All appointment requests are subject to approval by a HIVE staff member. In order to keep staff and visitors safe, it may not be possible to accommodate all requests - we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Make an Appointment Request


Virtual Events and Workshops
Adventures in Making

You can participate in HIVE activities from home! Join the HIVE team and maker community for Adventures in Making, a collection of virtual events designed to bring your makerspace know-how to the next level! Each session covers a different area of making, from laser cutting and 3D printing to sewing and origami. Sessions are free unless otherwise noted.
Register for upcoming virtual events


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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