2016 Year in Review

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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, […]

DIY BIO startup!

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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 […]

Donate to Raise $10K? Yes, please!

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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 […]

White House convenes Makerspace Organizers

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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 […]

Art Contest for our next Tshirt

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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 […]