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 […]
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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!
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 […]
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, […]
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Middle School PC Build Club meeting
Make It Monday with The Society of Lady Makers
Welding Machine Basics
Family Build Night
Open Build Night
Youth Welding Project Class
PRIVATE EVENT: Making with Teachers