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 […]
Your end-of-year gift to Decatur Makers will help us positively impact more young people — by getting hands-on with woodworking, 3D printing, electronics tinkering and more. We provide scholarships to youth of all ages as well as classes to guide them and a community to inspire them. We’ve grown a lot over the past 12 months; […]