Maker movement grows in South Florida

  • Karja Hansen, right, works with Mia Arrow during the Cardboard Challenge at the Miami Science Museum Saturday, Oct., 5, 2013. At this challenge kids were working with volunteers from MakeShop Miami to create things out of cardboard and other recycled materials. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Karja Hansen, left, works with Mia Arrow during the Cardboard Challenge at the Miami Science Museum Saturday, Oct., 5, 2013. At this challenge kids were working with volunteers from MakeShop Miami to create things out of cardboard and other recycled materials. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Karja Hansen, right, works with Mia Arrow during the Cardboard Challenge at the Miami Science Museum Saturday, Oct., 5, 2013. At this challenge kids were working with volunteers from MakeShop Miami to create things out of cardboard and other recycled materials. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bibi Nin works on her project during the Cardboard Challenge at the Miami Science Museum Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bibi Nin works on her project during the Cardboard Challenge at the Miami Science Museum Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bibi Nin works on her project during the Cardboard Challenge at the Miami Science Museum Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Connor Prescott, left, and his mother, Catherine Prescott, work on his project during the Cardboard Challenge at the Miami Science Museum Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Hailey Hunnefeld, left, and her sister Angelika Hunnefeld work with their mother, Allison Hunnefeld, on their projects during the Cardboard Challenge at the Miami Science Museum Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • From left, Brian Weiner, Elaine Scantlen and John McNulty are the directors at the Makers Square, a 14,000 square foot warehouse facility with indoor and outdoor space for makers at 1142 NE 6th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale that opened in October. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • John McNulty works on a mask at the Makers Square. The warehouse facility has a woodworking shop, welding, sewing, and ceramics. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Holly Chimicles, a sewing instructor, works on a vest at the Makers Square in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Chad Booher, a welder, works on a piece at the Makers Square In Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Maker events often involve big projects, such as the National Red Bull Flugtag that took place at Bayfront Park in September and brought out hundreds of makers and their flying machines. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • Maker camp participants direct their robots around the room. A four-week maker camp for kids was held at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts this summer. Startup Delray, an organization that promotes entrepreneurship, and Palm Beach LED, a maker group, put on the camp, which was partly sponsored by Make Magazine. Photo provided by Palm Beach LED.

  • The kids get some help from the experts at maker summer camp at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. The camp was put on by Startup Delray, Palm Beach LED and others. Photo provided by Palm Beach LED

  • Makers get down to business at the four-week summer maker camp held in Delray Beach.