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 […]
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 … Continue Reading…
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!
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; […]
No matter how you slice it (table saw, laser cutter or sewing scissors), it’s been an amazing year for Decatur Makers. The state of our makerspace is solid (but there’s some liquid, gas, and plasma there too). Our paid membership exploded like a faulty capacitor, bringing us 100 new members in 2017 and growing our […]
Get creative this holiday season with a gift certificate for classes and/or a gift membership to Decatur’s family-friendly maker space! 3-D printing, sewing, electronics, wood working, art and more — Decatur Makers is a space with tools and community to help you make just about anything. Memberships start at just $25 per month. And we also offer classes, from paper-making […]
We have amazing members! Read the wonderful maker story below to learn more about Paulette Richards who joined us with an interest in art, ended up learning about coding and technology, and (in true maker fashion) weaved the two together for her cool animatronic puppetry which she uses to teach kids about programming. Most recently, […]
Decatur Makers is having our first ever Maker & Artist Market! Sale hours are 9am to 3pm, rain or shine. The market will be at Decatur Makers, 605 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, Ga. 30030. We hope to see you there! We are celebrating the creativity of artists and makers in the Atlanta […]
Maker Faire Atlanta is the greatest show and tell of the year as it celebrates the entire making community in our great city! And this year we showed up with our shiniest and loudest bells on, ready to celebrate all the wonderful making that happens at our makerspace. Held at the Georgia Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta […]
Come hear about a great new idea to launch a technology startup! We were approached by a group of entrepreneurs from the Ohio Makerbus who are competing in the annual competition run by the StartupBus. On their trek from Ohio toward the final competition in New Orleans, they were looking for a place to pitstop in Atlanta […]
Thank you, Techtronic Industries North America (http://ttigroupna.com/) for your generous donations last year! We are beyond appreciative of your support. With your gift of brand new Ryobi and Ridgid equipment, we proudly rounded out our woodshop which is used by makers of all ages not only in our maker space but also when we’re at local events. We can’t say enough how […]
Annnnnd we are “officially” opened! It was the perfect day to celebrate all our successes as we’ve grown from just an idea to a full-fledged makerspace. Thanks to all our Founding Members, Supporters, and Volunteers as well as the support of our larger Community, because without all of them, we wouldn’t be where we are today. […]
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Glowforge 101: How to Use a Laser Cutter