Can you hear the hard work, the mistakes, the learning, the struggles, and finally the pride and confidence that comes with the success of making something? “Look what I did!” is what we hear a lot at Decatur Makers and it’s the reason we do what we do. We are in the business of empowering our […]
Our first increase in membership dues since we started Decatur Makers 7 years ago is on the horizon: Beginning January 1, 2020 dues will go … Continue Reading…
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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!
Get creative this 2019 holiday season with a gift certificate for a gift membership to Decatur’s family-friendly maker space! With our rates going up on Jan 1, 2020, this gift purchased by Dec 31, 2019 will be an even bigger value as you’ll be giving 2020 maker fun at 2019 rates! 3-D printing, sewing, electronics, wood working, art and […]
Our first increase in membership dues since we started Decatur Makers 7 years ago is on the horizon: Beginning January 1, 2020 dues will go up from a few dollars a month to a few more dollars a year (see table below). The good news is, you can get your 2020 membership at 2019 rates […]
It was an amazing couple of days for Decatur Makers at the Maker Faire Atlanta 2019 show-and-tell event the weekend of Sept 28-29! There were makerspaces, schools and STEAM organizations, and makers of all kinds from all across the southeast. It was HOT in all ways besides just the 90 degree weather 🙂 as we shared our […]
Through a generous grant from the Georgia Clinical and Translational 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 […]
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 […]
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Glowforge 101: How to Use a Laser Cutter
Make a Stained Glass LED RGB Lantern
Intro to 3D Printing
Metal Lathe 101
PRIVATE EVENT: IRC Outreach program
Decatur Makers Robot Brawl Planning Meeting
PRIVATE EVENT: Girls Who Code club meeting