OUR MISSION

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!

Maker News

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Thanks for the donations, Techtronic Industries NA!

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 […]

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Finally, Our Grand Opening Party!

Get ready to unleash your inner creative genius as we celebrate our Grand Opening on May 6 from 1-6:00pm and see demos and projects from our members, get tours, and learn more about what we’re doing in the community. You’ll also get hands-on with lots of DIY builds, so bring the whole family to Build, Share and Explore […]

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Story of One Awesome Decatur Maker!

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. […]

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2016 Year in Review

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, […]

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DIY BIO startup!

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 […]

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Donate to Raise $10K? Yes, please!

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 […]

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White House convenes Makerspace Organizers

As part of the President’s Nation of Makers initiative, there was an invited conference at the White House OSTP for makerspace organizers on August 24 (videos here, check out Megan Smith’s in particular).  I joined over a dozen other makers from Georgia at the event which was an exceptional showing for our state given there […]

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Art Contest for our next Tshirt

Maker Faire Atlanta is sweetly lurking around the corner (Oct 1-2)… And we need a design for our Decatur Makers tshirts so our members and event volunteers look snappy. What better group to ask for creative ideas, amiright? THE DETAILS: Deadline for entries is Friday, August 26 at midnight. What needs to be on the […]

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Help Us “Clean Up the Space”

Join us to “Clean Up the Space” this Saturday, June 18. We’ll start at 8:00am and go until there’s no one left (sometime in the afternoon). Plus, we’re buying lunch! We plan to organize the shelves and storage inside, as well as grade and build a retaining wall on the outside (we’re definitely getting a bobcat […]

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Welcome Irm Diorio!

We are very excited to welcome Irm Diorio as our first paid employee! We have been operating as an all-volunteer startup non-profit for several years.  Now, thanks to the generosity of our members and other foundational supporters, we are thrilled to be able to take this important step so quickly. Irm started as the part-time […]

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