Last Saturday, STEM teachers training with Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Incorporating Science, Mathematics, and Computing joined Decatur Makers to hone their making skills. They used Tinkercad to design in 3D, then printed their creations on our 3D printers. They made lanterns on the Silhouette cutter, and wired them up in the e-shop! Decatur Maker […]
Last weekend Decatur Makers volunteers helped makers from the International Rescue Committee – Atlanta design and build their own aquaponics system. Aquaponics blends aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) with hydroponics (raising plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. Thanks Tommy Barrow, Rus Wood, Cindy Williams, Suzanne Elbon, Neesie Aldridge, Tony Tonnetorre, Irm Diorio, and Ayaz Ahmed […]
Decatur Makers member Brian Rowe is making a desk! He helped take apart a fallen maple and is now reaping the benefits: a 4′ long slab that he’s leveling out with my favorite tool in the woodshop, the CNC milling machine. I can’t wait to see that new desk!
Decatur Makers unveiled our latest invention: a 3D body scanner! Just in time for the 2018 Decatur Arts Festival, the scanner was unveiled as part of Decatur Makers’ area, which included our Space Force game, Giant Jenga, button making, and massive chalk art installation courtesy of Jessi Queen! Nearly 150 scans were made including the […]
What comes to mind when you think of a makerspace? Maybe it’s 3D printers. Maybe it’s a workshop. Maybe it’s a bunch of people hacking together electronics. Or maybe it’s a mystery. But have you ever thought a makerspace could be a place to experiment with biology? Do-it-yourself Biology, or DIYbio for short, is a […]