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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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  […]

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! […]