We kicked off our Maker Scholar Program with a two day design thinking charrette. Friday evening started with a welcome dinner for all the Maker Scholars and their guests. After we enjoyed the taco bar (so. much. salsa.), spending a little time getting to know each other, and having a quick Decatur Makers orientation, we […]
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 […]
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.
Recently we had a “Punkin’ Party” where we did a variety of pumpkin related activities including 3D carving, pumpkin smashing, and Arduino based LED lighting. We had a great turn out, including lots of kids. So much hard work went into the pumpkins, and as usual, the creativity of the Decatur Makers community was nothing short […]
We had a lot of fun at our Sugru Build night sponsored by instructables.com. There were classics like key fob repairs and fixing broken ceramics of course. But we also had some truly inspired uses of the incredible Sugru material. First, there was a detailed LEGO Minifig fitted with a Sugru Ironman Armor suit. […]