Students from Renfroe Middle School in Decatur had the chance to check out an oscilliscope, 3-D printer, CNC machine and other tools and technologies during a visit to our space this February! Led by Renfroe’s IB Coordinator, Kristen Karably, these kids were greeted by several local makers who shared a little about what sorts of projects they were […]
And although our space is still a tad cool (our HVAC system is coming soon!), we held an Open House on January 21st where about 60 curious folks braved the cold to hear more about who we are and what we’ve been doing. To prepare, our incredibly awesome maker community installed outdoor lights, fixed our inside […]
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.
What Callum could accomplish in life boggles the mind… The Decatur sixth grader has already built a computer. He’s created an online gaming community with 100+ players – and has recruited, interviewed and hired kids to help manage it. Currently, he’s engineering a capture-the-flag-style game for younger children to play without their parents having to […]
“Anybody can learn code” was the tagline for Code.org (an organization hoping to reach 100 million students around the world, interested in computer science activities). So to join this little piece of history, Decatur Makers opened its unheated space, set up a tent with light and space heaters, and interested folks joined our fearless Hour of Code coordinator, Julie Aiken […]