Through a generous grant from the Georgia Clinical and Transnational Science Alliance, Decatur Makers recently concluded the final session of our first ever DNA Barcoding Summer Symposium. Our goal was to increase children’s interest in a career in scientific research, especially among girls and persons from underrepresented minorities. We recognize that there exists a lack […]
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Visit us during our Open Build Nights (aka Open Houses) from 7-9:00 on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesday of every month. Come for a tour, meet some of our members, and see where our community of experts and novices of all ages learn skills and make cool stuff!
What an amazing Make It Up! show experience!!! THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers and supporters! Woot Woot! This fun and successful event wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible volunteers who helped with everything from maker-made donations and event set up/break down to behind the scenes planning and coordinating and everything in between […]
We’re excited to bring back our second installment of our popular Teen Bio Summer Workshop! This year we’re focusing on DNA Barcoding and how we can use this technique to better study and understand biodiversity. In this week long workshop, teen scientists will learn how to perform and apply real-life laboratory skills not typically taught […]
The Decatur Makers Community Lab was excited to welcome Ms. Rutland’s biology students from The New School to the space for a hands-on DNA Barcoding Lab. Using real-world molecular biology techniques, these students extracted and analyzed DNA from invertebrate specimens in order to confirm their identities down to the species level. At the completion of the […]
First, a new face for our Biolab! Big thanks to artist Lauri Jones of BetterBureau.us for the cool new addition to our family of logo head toppers! This group designed our overall branding package including our fun and versatile logo with the flexibility of highlighting certain areas within our makerspace by adding different hats to […]
Happy 2019, Makers! And what a new year it is: Such amazing support from our community! Truly, feeling the love over here! With the help of so many wonderful donors, over $15,000 was raised for our end of year campaign. Thank you!!! We have big plans this coming year and these monies will definitely move us forward […]
Get creative this holiday season with a gift certificate for a gift membership to Decatur’s family-friendly maker space! 3-D printing, sewing, electronics, wood working, art and more — Decatur Makers is a space with tools and community to help you make just about anything. Memberships start at just $25 per month. And we also offer classes, from paper-making to programming, […]
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 […]
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Intro to MIG Welding
Glowforge 101: How to Use a Laser Cutter
Welding Machine Basics
Family Build Night
Open Build Night
PRIVATE EVENT: Upstairs Meeting Room
Intro to TIG Welding
Maker Faire Atlanta 2019