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 […]
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!
Decatur Makers celebrated the National Week of Making by welcoming over 150 visitors to our newly AIR-CONDITIONED space! Our members and guests were treated to some delicious food, and were able to check out some of the things members had made in the space, such as tube guitar amps, giant Jenga, a super-charged paintball cannon, […]
Why build a trebuchet for the Decatur Arts Festival? Because this medieval mechanical thrower is a work of art, to be admired for its design and power. Try hurling a bag of corn toward a target across the Square of Decatur and you’ll understand the creative skills needed to make this contraption… let alone needed to make this contraption […]
There couldn’t be a more perfect example of what’s great about the Decatur Makers than the collaboration in creating our lanterns for the Decatur Lantern Parade. With 16 white paper lantern canvases in hand, a bunch of makers with a range of skills and interests were inspired to work together and build our buzzing and blooming light show that floated […]
What is Instamorph? It’s mold-able and clay-like when it’s warm, but turns into hard, strong plastic when it cools. As one maker said at our Build night: “The more you play with it, the more ideas you get on how to use it!” Last month we received a large InstaMorph kit from Instructables.com who allows us to explore the product for free in […]
Decatur is an amazing city… and Maureen Haley, one of our Decatur Makers Founding Members, enjoyed an afternoon with other Decaturites in brainstorming the positives of why we love to live, work and play here. Thanks, Maureen! And in her own words, here’s what she had to say about the experience… By Maureen Haley: Would […]
Celebrating things people create themselves! That’s Drew Charter School’s vision for DesignOrama 2015 with the theme of ‘Taking Flight’. Decatur Makers joined a diverse community of creators on grounds of Drew Charter School’s brand new Senior Academy to gather data on our Buffon’s Needle project and inspire children and adults to delight in their own […]
It was a chilly day on March 28, but that didn’t keep Decatur Makers from sharing our space with hundreds of families at the Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo at Centennial Olympic Park. The ASF Exploration Expo promotes science exploration, discovery, and innovation with over 100 hands-on interactive exhibitions. Fresh off our Pi Day celebration, […]
It was Super Pi Day of the Century! So we wanted to ‘ring’ the bell and prepare a few ‘loopy’ things for the party. Our good friends at the Decatur Education Foundation held their first ever Tour deCatur EXPO on the eve of their 8th annual Fun Run/1K/5K runs where they celebrated all things circular with pi and pie. We happily jumped in […]
We want YOU to join us! Decatur Makers will be sharing the “maker” word in community events every weekend in March and we would love your help. In fact, why not bring the whole family?? There are shifts for ambassadors who will be prepared to answers questions about us (we’ll get you ready for that!) as well […]