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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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  […]

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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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Hard Work and Hard Fun at Maker Faire Atlanta 2015

I was deeply proud to call myself a Decatur Maker this Maker Faire 2015 weekend. Amazing to see so much hard work and hard fun. My hat’s off to everyone that made it happen. And to the guys in pink, congratulations on your first place finish….more pictures to follow once I get them out of […]

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Secret Flash Mob at Maker Faire – Saturday at 11:58AM

The Decatur Makers PRS Team is orchestrating a flashmob during Maker Faire to help gain “Moxie” points for the DM “Maker Barbie’s Barbie Mobile” (Power racing series car) on Saturday at 11:58AM. We need an out pouring of support, so if you’re at maker faire, please help us out… (OPTIONAL) Step 0… If your wardrobe […]

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Volunteer with us @ MFA 2015!

Maker Faire Atlanta is the Maker Event of the year!  You. Must. Attend. ’nuff said.  So why not volunteer at one of our 10 (count’em… TEN) booths while you’re there?  Bring family and friends, ’cause we like to DITogether. Come take pics in our amazing Rocketship Photobooth and play with our  Trebuchet cornhole, Giant Jenga blocks, XXL SOMA […]

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