Meet Kayla Simms, one of Decatur Makers’ Maker Scholars. Kayla is a regular at our Middle School Girls Makers Sunday meetings. They meet the first Sunday of each month – check out our events page to find when the next one is! Kayla describes one of her favorite creations below… “This is my wooden string […]
Decatur Makers is a welcoming, family-friendly community of inquisitive, motivated people who work together in a safe environment to discover, understand, design and create interesting things.
Build. Share. Explore.
WHAT IS A MAKERSPACE?
Imagine wood shop, metal shop, computer lab, electronics shop, arts & crafts area, and more all under one roof, with tools ranging from soldering irons and drill presses to recycled art and 3D printers. Imagine a community of experts and novices of all ages learning how to build and fix things as well as just making cool stuff!
Last weekend Decatur Makers Bruno Bronosky, Bill Sandidge, and Rus Wood hit the road to Nashville to compete in the Power Racing Series at Nashville’s Mini Maker Faire. They took 3rd place! Thanks to all the makers who helped our team prepare for this grueling competition!
We are actively seeking applicants thru October 19, 2018 for the following position: Makerspace Manager SALARY: $225 per week HOURS: 15 hours per week, some after school, evening and weekend work. EMPLOYMENT TERM: Start date flexible, but likely early November 2018. LOCATION: 605 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur GA 30030 CONTACT: Irm Diorio, Executive […]
A scholarship got him going in Decatur Makers Give to our 2018 Scholarship Drive > Fundraiser ends Friday, Sept 21! Talk to Niles for five minutes, and you might walk away feeling a little… inadequate. Elected president of student government in the fifth grade. Interviewed on air by WABE-FM’s Rose Scott. Built a computer at […]
He helps young Maker Scholars build their own computers • Give to our 2018 Scholarship Drive > Fundraiser ends Friday, Sept 21! When he was 14, he mowed lawns for six months to save up the money. As soon as he had the cash in hand, Jason Rose was on his way to building his […]
A few dollars from you gets more kids making We’ll cut to the chase: They can’t do it without you. Decatur Makers meets a lot of kids and teens who are curious about our makerspace. They want to learn how to build computers, make crafts, work with their hands in wood and metal and electronics. […]
Decatur Makers has introduced her to so much Martha admits: She was a little timid at age 13. That was the year her science teacher suggested she join Decatur Makers – and handed her an application for the Maker Scholar program. “This was when Decatur Makers was still pretty new,” says Martha, now a junior […]
Decatur Maker Kevin Arne has been busy in the woodshop on a solemn task. This beautiful box will hold the ashes of a beloved pet. Come by our Open Build Night (non-members welcome!) tonight (Wednesday, August 8, 2018) at 7pm and see what Kevin and the rest of the makers are up to!
OK, so maybe this wasn’t the Madonna you were thinking of. Still, this is awesome! There is a growing community of Decatur Makers who are into photogrammetry – shooting then stitching together 2D images to make a 3D object. Check out Joel’s model yourself here.
Decatur Makers Middle School Girls Makers got a lot done last week: We’ve been hanging on to a few dozen used Estrella beer kegs wondering what we could make. These makers created some beautiful, LED-lit planters – check them out! That wasn’t all – at the same time they scaled up model bridges to make […]
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