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We’re so excited you’d like to join us!

Decatur Makers offers a variety of monthly and annual memberships for both individuals and families. Kids 11+ years old can become members under a Student Membership (also see Youth Members for more info) and kids of all ages can visit as guests!

About Our Membership Levels

Individual Basic Memberships

Individual Basic Memberships


+ $60 Application Fee

Family Basic Memberships

Family Basic Memberships


+$120 Application Fee

(includes up to four people)

Annual Basic Memberships

Annual Basic Memberships

$378 (10% Discount!)

+ $60 Application Fee

Active Military/ Veteran Memberships

Active Military/Veteran Memberships

Thank you for your service!


+ $60 Application Fee

Senior Memberships

Senior Memberships


+ $60 Application Fee

for 65+ year-olds

Active Student Memberships

Active Student Memberships

Any student is eligible!


+ $60 Application Fee

Youth Members

Youth Members

11-17 years old

Volunteer Memberships

Volunteer Memberships


needs-based, includes volunteer hours

Your membership includes:

  • A key fob with 24/7/365 makerspace access.
  • Access to our equipment and tools AND our amazingly creative community.
  • Guests – Bringing visitors is allowed when you come to the space.
  • Free or discounted classes, workshops, and events.
  • Support for all our programs impacting the larger metro-Atlanta area. Thanks!
  • Lots of fun and interesting volunteer opportunities!

How to Become a Member


Accepting New Members Now!


We’ll send you an email.

It has the dreaded but necessary paperwork:

  • Your background check application (national, state, & county criminal and sex offender check)
  • Our digital liability waiver
  • Our code of conduct and community agreement
  • Our members handbook.

Note: CHECK YOUR EMAIL! Check your spam folder!


Complete new member orientations.

  • Watch our new member orientation videos/slides (scroll down).
  • Attend an in-person orientation.


You’re a member!

  • Sign up for safety trainings! Click here to check the calendar for safety trainings.
  • Safety training is a prerequisite for access to the following areas:


Metal Working

Glowforge Laser

Thunder Laser “Bronte'”

About Our Background Checks

Decatur Makers requires all applicants, aged 18+, to undergo criminal background checks conducted by a third-party service called Checkr. Having a criminal record does not automatically disqualify someone from membership. The nature of the offense, its severity, and the time since conviction or completion of the sentence are factors considered. The Decatur Makers Executive Board and staff have access to the background check results. If any concerning charges or convictions are found, applicants have an opportunity to provide information for clarification or mitigation. If membership is declined, the application fee will be refunded. The background screening process is approved by the board and complies with legal advice. There are no alternatives, and membership cannot be granted without completing the background check process. If applicants wish to disclose potential results in advance, they can email

Please click here to learn more about Checkr and their process.

101 – What’s In the Space

101 – We Are Decatur Makers

101 – Your Membership

101 – Code of Conduct

101 – Culture of Safety

Got questions?

We’ve got answers. Email us.

Two Great Ways to Stay in Touch

Receive Our Email Newsletter

Join Our Google Group

Check out our calendar for gatherings and workshops!


Member access: 24 / 7 / 365

605 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, Georgia 30030

(678) 304-7395