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 […]
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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.
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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!
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: […]
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 […]
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