Our Mission

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!

Maker News

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‘Pi’posterous Projects

It was Super Pi Day of the Century!  So we wanted to ‘ring’ the bell and prepare a few ‘loopy’ things for the party.  Our good friends at the Decatur Education Foundation held their first ever Tour deCatur EXPO on the eve of their 8th annual Fun Run/1K/5K runs where they celebrated all things circular with pi and pie. We happily jumped in […]

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Volunteers Needed!

We want YOU to join us! Decatur Makers will be sharing the “maker” word in community events every weekend in March and we would love your help.  In fact, why not bring the whole family?? There are shifts for ambassadors who will be prepared to answers questions about us (we’ll get you ready for that!) as well […]

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Great City Race in our space

Hundreds of Great City Race runners made their way through our space as we hosted a clue station on Saturday morning, February 28. It was a scavenger hunt held all over downtown Decatur with destinations that racers had to figure out and find with the help of technology and friendly locals but no bikes or gas-powered transportation… […]

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Middle Schoolers Inspired

Students from Renfroe Middle School in Decatur had the chance to check out an oscilliscope, 3-D printer, CNC machine and other tools and technologies during a visit to our space this February! Led by Renfroe’s IB Coordinator, Kristen Karably, these kids were greeted by several local makers who shared a little about what sorts of projects they were […]

Join the communications team at Decatur Makers

Part of making an amazing family friendly makerspace is having a great team of people to spread the word about us and our community. Our 2015 goals include growing our already vibrant communications team. Specifically, we’re looking for people to write blog posts, compose email messages, post on social media profiles, respond to member messages […]

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Open House was cool!

And although our space is still a tad cool (our HVAC system is coming soon!), we held an Open House on January 21st where about 60 curious folks braved the cold to hear more about who we are and what we’ve been doing. To prepare, our incredibly awesome maker community installed outdoor lights, fixed our inside […]

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Cub Scout Pack 577 Pinewood derby workshop

Today a group of cub scouts from Oak Grove, Pack 577, visited to work on building Pinewood Derby cars. Talk about validating our family friendly position. Nearly 100 people came through our doors today, including 60 kids.  Everyone experienced making today. Not only did all the kids get to learn about and use new tools, they learned […]

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A Decatur boy’s story

What Callum could accomplish in life boggles the mind… The Decatur sixth grader has already built a computer. He’s created an online gaming community with 100+ players – and has recruited, interviewed and hired kids to help manage it. Currently, he’s engineering a capture-the-flag-style game for younger children to play without their parents having to […]

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Hour of Code: we joined the world!

“Anybody can learn code” was the tagline for Code.org (an organization hoping to reach 100 million students around the world, interested in computer science activities).  So to join this little piece of history, Decatur Makers opened its unheated space, set up a tent with light and space heaters, and interested folks joined our fearless Hour of Code coordinator, Julie Aiken […]

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Wine Fest: a Bunch of Cheer

As always, our Decatur Makers community rose to the challenge of designing & creating an interesting build for the Decatur Wine Festival held Nov 8!  Busy with our Kickstarter campaign and Maker Faire Atlanta in October, we didn’t have much time to plan but it all started with some emails bouncing ideas around in our curious community. When […]

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