Hive mapOn Saturday, November 15th, the Eureka Factory joins in the Andrew Carnegie Birthday Party & STEAM Fair at The Hive Centennial Celebration Open House at John F. Germany Library, at 900 Ashley Drive in Tampa.

Designed by Steve and Terri Willingham, of the Eureka Factory, and located on the 3rd floor of the John F. Germany Library, the Hive is a 10,000 sq. ft. public makerspace with mechanical and electrical workshops, 3D printers, a robotics center, arts center, recording studio and media center, an interactive Media:scape and over 1500 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space.

The Centennial Celebration is free and open to the public and event guests will be able to check out 3-D centennial flyerprinting, robotics, Arduinos, enjoy a green screen photo booth & more at the Hive throughout the day. Starting at 1pm, in the main library, there will be welcoming remarks by “Andrew Carnegie”, Digital Download Demo, Kotler Gallery Exhibit & Artist Talk, Digital Archive Demonstration, Mad Science, and Birthday cake for all.

During the Open House, the Eureka Factory will be working on The Deconstruction, a 48 hour creative competition that challenges participants to rethink the world around them by creating something new from existing objects, genres, and ideas. The goal of the Deconstruction is “to make the world a slightly awesomer-er place,” and the Eureka Factory believes that’s exactly what the Hive can do, a fitting crowning achievement for the library’s centennial.

Visit the library’s Centennial Celebration page or click on the image above for full event details.