Designing Public Makerspaces – Revitalizing Manufacturing – Inspiring the Spirit of Innovation and Invention
** Community MAKERSPACES **
Designing makerspaces for community spaces like libraries is a challenging exercise in conscientious understanding of a community center’s patrons, community, staff, volunteers, available spaces, library or agency and local government goals and objectives. Eureka! Factory endeavors to carefully discover and uncover the precise solutions and alternatives that meet these specific needs, and deliver a full scale package that includes designs, components, programs, operational policies, and detailed budgets.
Eureka! Factory produces ROBOTICON. At its new home in the University of South Florida Sun Dome, over 60 teams and their families come to the Tampa Bay area, some from as far away as China. ROBOTICON has a strategic mission to provide a high-quality, post-season competitive event that provides robotics team members with opportunities for technical skill building, networking, and college and career readiness experiences.
GULF COAST MAKERCON
Gulf Coast MakerCon is our annual celebration of local manufacturing, industry and innovation. It’s an opportunity for everyone to join together to share resources, learn a craft, hone their skills, find career and academic opportunities, try new tools and innovations, and much more.
TAMPA BAY ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND ROBOTICS CENTER
AMRoC Fab Lab our living lab, a training and talent pipeline facility for Science, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing careers in the Tampa Bay and Central Florida regions. Open to the public in June 2019, at University Mall in Tampa, AMRoC has continued to thrive, even during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, safely and effectively serving youth and adults with capacity building, mentor based, diverse and inclusive programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership
The Eureka! Factory, a trademark of Willingham Associates LLC, is a collaborative of creative individuals and business partners who believe in the power of community driven innovation to help people move from passive consumption to empowered and active creation of their future and ours.