Help Us Make It Happen! Would you consider making a donation to support our End-of-Year campaign and help make dreams come true? No doubt about it, we are growing. We have over 250 members and about 2,000 kids and adults have attended classes and workshops, participated in our open community clubs and meetings, and been served […]
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!
Santa needed our help! He was flying in to light the City of Decatur’s big new tree on the Square and needed a super switch to make it happen. Our crazy creative community stepped up! It started with brainstorming the design… What does it look like? What elements are are on it? How big should […]
After a job posting at the beginning of October to hire a part-time Makerspace Manager for Decatur Makers, we had 28 applicants for the position! A search committee of 6 people, which included Board members and members of our community, reviewed the applicants and narrowed the pool to a short list of 7, who were interviewed […]
Money 101, presented by Tim Martin of Tim Martin Wealth Strategies, is a basic financial literacy class that will teach middle school aged kids the importance and value of earning and saving money. It will cover personal finance, budgeting, how to set your goals and how to achieve those goals. We’ll also touch on the […]
Maker Faire Atlanta is the greatest show and tell of the year as it celebrates so much creativity and awesomeness in the maker community! Held at the Georgia Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta on Oct 27-28, MFA 2018 saw us roll in with a truck load including our incredible maker-made rocket ship, full-body 3D scanner, and […]
In partnership with our friends at Magic Wheelchair, a team of Decatur Makers with help from REARLab at Georgia Tech built two 8′ long rolling costumes requested by two cool kids, Armani and Chase, which were powered by their wheelchairs and complete with with working lights and sounds. Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that builds epic costumes for […]
If you missed it, go back and check out the awesome article in the AJC on Maker Faire Atlanta, featuring our own Executive Director, Irm Diorio, and our Founding Director, Lew Lefton. Don’t forget that Maker Faire is THIS Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28, 2018. We’ll be there with our Rocket Ship, 3D Body Scanner, […]
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 […]
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 currently processing applications for this 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 Director, [email protected] About the Position: […]
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Youth Welding Project Class
Glowforge 101: How to Use a Laser Cutter
Welding Project Class
Monthly Clean Up the Space potluck!
Bio Mondays: Honeybees for Makers
Welding Machine Basics
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (ALE) meeting
Decatur Makers Board Meeting
Open Build Night
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