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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How do we love Decatur?

Decatur is an amazing city… and Maureen Haley, one of our Decatur Makers Founding Members, enjoyed an afternoon with other Decaturites in brainstorming the positives of why we love to live, work and play here.  Thanks, Maureen!  And in her own words, here’s what she had to say about the experience… By Maureen Haley: Would […]

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‘Taking Flight’ @ DesignOrama

Celebrating things people create themselves! That’s Drew Charter School’s vision for DesignOrama 2015 with the theme of ‘Taking Flight’. Decatur Makers joined a diverse community of creators on grounds of Drew Charter School’s brand new Senior Academy to gather data on our Buffon’s Needle project and inspire children and adults to delight in their own […]

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Atlanta Science Festival

It was a chilly day on March 28, but that didn’t keep Decatur Makers from sharing our space with hundreds of families at the Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo at Centennial Olympic Park. The ASF Exploration Expo promotes science exploration, discovery, and innovation with over 100 hands-on interactive exhibitions. Fresh off our Pi Day celebration, […]

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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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