A scholarship got him going in Decatur Makers Give to our 2018 Scholarship Drive > Fundraiser ends Friday, Sept 21! Talk to Niles for five minutes, and you might walk away feeling a little… inadequate. Elected president of student government in the fifth grade. Interviewed on air by WABE-FM’s Rose Scott. Built a computer at […]
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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!
He helps young Maker Scholars build their own computers • Give to our 2018 Scholarship Drive > Fundraiser ends Friday, Sept 21! When he was 14, he mowed lawns for six months to save up the money. As soon as he had the cash in hand, Jason Rose was on his way to building his […]
A few dollars from you gets more kids making We’ll cut to the chase: They can’t do it without you. Decatur Makers meets a lot of kids and teens who are curious about our makerspace. They want to learn how to build computers, make crafts, work with their hands in wood and metal and electronics. […]
Decatur Makers has introduced her to so much Martha admits: She was a little timid at age 13. That was the year her science teacher suggested she join Decatur Makers – and handed her an application for the Maker Scholar program. “This was when Decatur Makers was still pretty new,” says Martha, now a junior […]
Decatur Maker Kevin Arne has been busy in the woodshop on a solemn task. This beautiful box will hold the ashes of a beloved pet. Come by our Open Build Night (non-members welcome!) tonight (Wednesday, August 8, 2018) at 7pm and see what Kevin and the rest of the makers are up to!
OK, so maybe this wasn’t the Madonna you were thinking of. Still, this is awesome! There is a growing community of Decatur Makers who are into photogrammetry – shooting then stitching together 2D images to make a 3D object. Check out Joel’s model yourself here.
Decatur Makers Middle School Girls Makers got a lot done last week: We’ve been hanging on to a few dozen used Estrella beer kegs wondering what we could make. These makers created some beautiful, LED-lit planters – check them out! That wasn’t all – at the same time they scaled up model bridges to make […]
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!
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