Our Mission

Decatur Makers is a welcoming, family-friendly community of inquisitive, motivated people who work together in a safe environment to discover, understand, design and create interesting things.

Build. Share. Explore.

What is a makerspace?

Imagine wood shop, metal shop, computer lab, electronics shop, arts & crafts area, and more all under one roof, with tools ranging from soldering irons and drill presses to recycled art and 3D printers. Imagine a community of experts and novices of all ages learning how to build and fix things as well as just making cool stuff!

Maker News


Barnes and Noble Mini Maker Faire

Decatur Makers will be participating in the Barnes and Noble Mini Maker Faire on Sunday Nov. 8th. We’ll be at two Barnes and Noble stores that day, Buckhead and Edgewood, with with our 3D printed giant spirograph. There are other cool events all weekend long so come out to your local B&N and get making! […]

Maker Faire 2015

Hard Work and Hard Fun at Maker Faire Atlanta 2015

I was deeply proud to call myself a Decatur Maker this Maker Faire 2015 weekend. Amazing to see so much hard work and hard fun. My hat’s off to everyone that made it happen. And to the guys in pink, congratulations on your first place finish….more pictures to follow once I get them out of […]


Secret Flash Mob at Maker Faire – Saturday at 11:58AM

The Decatur Makers PRS Team is orchestrating a flashmob during Maker Faire to help gain “Moxie” points for the DM “Maker Barbie’s Barbie Mobile” (Power racing series car) on Saturday at 11:58AM. We need an out pouring of support, so if you’re at maker faire, please help us out… (OPTIONAL) Step 0… If your wardrobe […]


Volunteer with us @ MFA 2015!

Maker Faire Atlanta is the Maker Event of the year!  You. Must. Attend. ’nuff said.  So why not volunteer at one of our 10 (count’em… TEN) booths while you’re there?  Bring family and friends, ’cause we like to DITogether. Come take pics in our amazing Rocketship Photobooth and play with our  Trebuchet cornhole, Giant Jenga blocks, XXL SOMA […]


Soldering Class: A Memoir

My name is Austin Sirkin, and I’m a member of Decatur Makers. Over the summer, I came and took a tour of the space, and found that while it needed some work, it had a lot of something that appealed to me: community. The space has come a long way since my first tour, and […]


Classes Have Begun

Class was in session for the first time at Decatur Makers this Summer! It all started with an email to our maker community asking who’d be interested in learning about the Basics of Electricity… The response was huge. Then other members with mad skills stepped up to teach on a wide range of maker-y topics including Basics […]


Decatur Makers Goes to DragonCon

Decatur Makers Had Great Fun at DragonCon’s Mini-Maker Faire This Weekend. Here’s An Interesting Use For HyperLapse and the 3D Spirograph and Also a Gallery of Images so You Can Feel Like You Were There…  


Decatur Book Fest: DIY & PIY

It was all DIY buttons and PIY (Print It Yourself) tshirts at our maker booth at the Decatur Book Festival 2015! A huge thanks to our good friends at Worldwide Shirts who set up shop with us so people could print their own “official” Festival tshirt… and while they waited for it to cure, folks […]

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Thanks to Michael Fletcher for stepping up as the ShapeCrete Night maker manager.  Read on to hear all about the awesome messiness…. By Michael Fletcher:  On August 19th, Decatur Makers was given the opportunity to experiment with a new medium and see what we could do with it. ShapeCrete™, a relatively new product developed by the SAKRETE® […]

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Maker Scholar Charrette

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 […]

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