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.


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


Computer Aided Design @ the High Museum

So how DO you build an object with software and then 3D print it? We tackled this demo with some help from the founders of 3DOrchard at another family-friendly event at the High Museum. Read on for an indepth look at how this start-up company is “trying to start a movement.” ________________ 3D Printing and 3DOrchard at the High Museum […]


Dr. Potter: A Maker Field Trip

Dr. Steve Potter, an avid Decatur Makers’ supporter, gave his exit talk as he leaves Georgia Tech’s Dept of Biomedical Engineering to head over to Ireland in search of time to make. What better reason for a maker field trip to hear his perspective, based on an earlier sabbatical to visit makerspaces worldwide, on how the maker […]

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Morse Code Love @ the High

I Just Called to Say, “I Love You” By Paulette Richards: How many times a day do you text or call your loved ones? This past Valentine’s Day the Decatur Makers participated in the Woodruff Arts Center’s Family Festival by paying homage to the father of modern telecommunications technology, Samuel Morse. Although Morse is best […]


Family Fashion @ the High

It was a family fashion affair as Decatur Makers brought their own “runway” to the High Museum of Art for a special hands-on event. Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers for their help, but in particular, we thank Paulette Richards for her creative inspiration and leadership that made this day so fun and successful. Along with our […]


Merry Maker Gift

Now that the surprise Christmas gift has been given, we can finally share the details of Keith Devries’ cool maker project! Read his story from inspiration to how it all came together (with the help of the Decatur Makers community) below: — By Keith Devries I’ve been working on this cargo bike for the last few months at […]


Decatur Maker Tic-Tac-Toe

A Brief Look at Very Busy Bees Installing Shelving to Kick Off the 2016 ReBoot of the Newly Renovated Space.

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PC Project Spreads Maker Joy

Sixteen Decatur Housing Authority residents are the proud recipients of newly refurbished PCs, thanks to some dedicated Decatur Makers members. PC Power Up is a new program co-sponsored by the Decatur Education Foundation and the Decatur Housing Authority who funded the additional hardware required to update the repurposed computers. With mentor instruction from our Decatur Makers, this event […]


Our Year in Review

Whew… What a year! With 2015 making its way to a close, we’re taking a breather to smile about the amazing moments we’ve celebrated and incredible things we’ve accomplished during these past 12 months. It’s quite a list (go ahead, you can check it out below!). And we’re pretty proud of how far we’ve come. Of course, none of […]


The Venus of Winendorf

We have enjoyed making attractions for the Decatur Wine Festival for the past several years.  But this year, we really raised the bar (or should we say the glass?) to a new height.  Our friends at the Decatur Arts Alliance suggested a steampunk motif with hacked up bicycles and robots.  They wanted something visually interesting  […]


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! […]

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