Decatur Makers Middle School Girls Makers got a lot done last week: We’ve been hanging on to a few dozen used Estrella beer kegs wondering what we could make. These makers created some beautiful, LED-lit planters – check them out! That wasn’t all – at the same time they scaled up model bridges to make […]
Decatur Makers Middle School Girls Makers got a lot done last week: We've been hanging on to a few dozen used Estrella beer kegs wondering … Continue Reading…
Last Saturday, STEM teachers training with Georgia Tech's Center for Education Incorporating Science, Mathematics, and Computing joined … Continue Reading…
Last weekend Decatur Makers volunteers helped makers from the International Rescue Committee - Atlanta design and build their own aquaponics … Continue Reading…
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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!
Last Saturday, STEM teachers training with Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Incorporating Science, Mathematics, and Computing joined Decatur Makers to hone their making skills. They used Tinkercad to design in 3D, then printed their creations on our 3D printers. They made lanterns on the Silhouette cutter, and wired them up in the e-shop! Decatur Maker […]
Last weekend Decatur Makers volunteers helped makers from the International Rescue Committee – Atlanta design and build their own aquaponics system. Aquaponics blends aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) with hydroponics (raising plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. Thanks Tommy Barrow, Rus Wood, Cindy Williams, Suzanne Elbon, Neesie Aldridge, Tony Tonnetorre, Irm Diorio, and Ayaz Ahmed […]
Decatur Makers member Brian Rowe is making a desk! He helped take apart a fallen maple and is now reaping the benefits: a 4′ long slab that he’s leveling out with my favorite tool in the woodshop, the CNC milling machine. I can’t wait to see that new desk!
Decatur Makers unveiled our latest invention: a 3D body scanner! Just in time for the 2018 Decatur Arts Festival, the scanner was unveiled as part of Decatur Makers’ area, which included our Space Force game, Giant Jenga, button making, and massive chalk art installation courtesy of Jessi Queen! Nearly 150 scans were made including the […]
What comes to mind when you think of a makerspace? Maybe it’s 3D printers. Maybe it’s a workshop. Maybe it’s a bunch of people hacking together electronics. Or maybe it’s a mystery. But have you ever thought a makerspace could be a place to experiment with biology? Do-it-yourself Biology, or DIYbio for short, is a […]
Your end-of-year gift to Decatur Makers will help us positively impact more young people — by getting hands-on with woodworking, 3D printing, electronics tinkering and more. We provide scholarships to youth of all ages as well as classes to guide them and a community to inspire them. We’ve grown a lot over the past 12 months; […]
No matter how you slice it (table saw, laser cutter or sewing scissors), it’s been an amazing year for Decatur Makers. The state of our makerspace is solid (but there’s some liquid, gas, and plasma there too). Our paid membership exploded like a faulty capacitor, bringing us 100 new members in 2017 and growing our […]
Get creative this holiday season with a gift certificate for classes and/or a gift membership to Decatur’s family-friendly maker space! 3-D printing, sewing, electronics, wood working, art and more — Decatur Makers is a space with tools and community to help you make just about anything. Memberships start at just $25 per month. And we also offer classes, from paper-making […]
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, […]
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