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St. Pete MakerFest: Growing our Community of Makers

The Eureka Factory will be at the 1st annual St. Pete MakerFest Saturday, December 20th, joining our growing community of makers in a celebration of all things creative and self-made.  We love supporting our creative community, especially at the grassroots level,...

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Making a Better Holiday: Buy Less, Live More

"...the more I buy the more I'm bought. And the more I'm bought the less I cost." - Joe Pug – Hymn #101 The holidays are upon us with a vengeance here in the U.S., commercialism steamrolling across our media saturated landscape with all the subtlety of, well, a...

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The Hive and the Future of Libraries: An Editorial Response

Back in October, the Tampa Bay Times ran a story on the results of a consultant's summary report of an evaluation of the John F. Germany Library in downtown Tampa. The John F. Germany Library is the main branch of the Tampa Hillsborough County Library System, and home...

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Collaboration Celebration

The Eureka Factory 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. - Our Welcome Page In...

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Deconstructing the Future at The Hive makerspace, Nov. 15th

On 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...

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Eureka! It's time for The Deconstruction 2014

So back in early 2013, when we were tootling around on behalf of Learning is for Everyone (LI4E), we participated in the first ever Deconstruction event.  We were fresh off our first go-round on Red Bull Creation 2012, where we made it into the semifinals. We...

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ROBOTICON Tampa Bay – October 11 & 12

We're so excited to be producing the ROBOTICON Tampa Bay FIRST Showcase again this year.  The event, coming up this weekend, October 11 & 12, is free and open to the public and provides a great opportunity to see this great "Sport for the Mind" in action. Our first...

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Great Weekend at Maker Faire Orlando 2014

We had a terrific time showcasing our projects and programs at Maker Faire Orlando September 13 & 14, and making new maker friends!.  It's always wonderful to see the amazing things people are making and doing, in their garages, in makerspaces, in libraries, in...

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Thank You, Hillsborough County!

It with great gratitude that we recognize Hillsborough County for their generous support of ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2014 and Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015, through EDI2 Economic Development grants. Hillsborough County recognizes the added academic and long term career value...

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The Hive Comes Alive and a Library Moves Forward

The journey to bringing the John F. Germany Library makerspace to life - a space now known as The Hive - has been a bumpy and sometimes complicated one, as new and untried journeys can be.  It can be hard to create something no one's seen before, in an institutional...

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The New Feminism: Women who Make Things

They worked as riveters, buckers, sanders, welders, crane operators, bus drivers, uniform makers, bullet makers, parachute folders, clerical workers, assembly line workers, Red Cross and so much more. They were teenagers, young adult to senior citizens. They came...

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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.