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 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 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. […]
How do you celebrate one of your most awesome maker members? Share her story. Thanks to the online news source Southeast Makers for interviewing and writing about a true Renaissance woman, Cindy Williams. Click HERE to read more about how she likes to play with power tools and how she found her people at Decatur Makers. […]
Without a doubt, we have had an amazing year. We started with just under 100 members and ended with over 150. And that doesn’t even count our 24 maker scholars and maker mentors funded from grants! Our space went from a roughed out floor plan to a fully functional facility including an outdoor work area, […]
Our DIY BIO group has several passionate, curious members who have been actively working together to begin exploring the exciting molecular world of biological making! Phillip Mitchem, one of the group’s members, shares an update below… ___________________________ Our DIY BIO group is off to a great start! If you’re curious about how organic life works, want […]
Help Us Make It Happen! Would you consider making a donation to support our End of Year campaign? No doubt about it, we are growing. We have over 150 members and scores more attend our hands-on weekly open Build Nights. Add to this our plans for bigger community involvement and student outreach, growing our cache of equipment […]